Dr. Carlos Barba, MD

Dr. Carlos Barba, MD

Bariatric Surgery  |  
Male  |  
58 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Carlos Barba, MD is a bariatric surgery doctor who practices in Brownsville, TX. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 35 years.

Carlos A. Barba, MD, PLLC

800 W Jefferson St Ste 100

Brownsville, TX 78520
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


See how frequently Dr. Barba performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Esophageal Surgery
more than 84% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Barba "We are proud to care for the patient as individual and not a person with a disease. We will strive to treat all our patients like they are our family, wihtout considering insurance status, sex or race."


  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Biliary Dyskinesia
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Hernia
  • Obesity


  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastrotomy
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • da Vinci® Assisted Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Universidad De Panama, Facultad De Medicina
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • McGill U/McGill U Hlth Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Barba has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Valley Regional Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Barba is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Barba's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barba to family and friends
based on 30 total reviews (8 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Barba's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

in Harlingen, Texas |
Wow......thank you Dr Ybarra from Neighbors Urgent Care in Harlingen for making that last min. call to Dr Barba’s Hgn. office (4 pm) who’s staff kindly squeezed me in to see him. BTW.....thx to all the staff who was so kind y’all are awesome!!!!!! I highly recommend Dr. Barba & his wonderful...more
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Brownsville, TX |
His office staff were rude and unprofessional. My husband waited 2 hours in the lobby just to have a follow-up. He ended up leaving because that was ridiculous and he needed to get back to work.
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West Hartford, CT |
What can I say about Dr, Barba! I am so glad I can across this page to Bragg about the care he provided to me for over a decade here in Connecticut! Seriously the most genuine, caring Dr. I have ever met! He ALWAYS provided exquisite care to his patient and I kno MANY of them :)). We miss him very...more
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in Harlingen |
I had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Barba for my Gallbladder removal, not only is he a wonderful doctor his staff went out of their way to get me a appointment as soon as possible, very nice and had a wonderful experience, will recommend Dr. Barba and his staff to all my family and friends.
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Bristol ct |
He nearly killed my mom her stomach was the size of a pin head she had to have her stomach streatch 5 times couldn't even hold down liquids. We tried to contact him he wouldn't return phone called.. He has a bad record in CT. Really do your research people on this doctor.. My mom only weight 177...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Barba accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
    Cigna-HealthSpring HMO
    Medicare Advantage HMO
    Medicare Choice Plus PPO
  • EmblemHealth
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Medicare Advantage PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Barba has admitting privileges

Valley Regional Medical Center
100A E Alton Gloor Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78526
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Harlingen Medical Center
5501 S Expressway 77
Harlingen, TX 78550
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Valley Baptist Medical Center - Brownsville
1040 W Jefferson St
Brownsville, TX 78520
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Valley Baptist Medical Center - Harlingen
2101 Pease St
Harlingen, TX 78550
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