Dr. Cristina Lopez-Penalver, MD

Dr. Cristina Lopez-Penalver, MD

General Surgery  |  
Female  |  
51 y/o
16 reviews

Accepting new patients

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Lopez-Penalver specializes in General Surgery and practices in Miami, FL. She practices at 1 location.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
Miami, FL |
She is an excellent surgeon with great bedside manner. As far as getting someone to call you back from her office -- good luck!
Lake Alfred, FL |
Dr. Lopez-Penalver was very attentive, professional and explained everything in a manner you can understand. She was very sweet, knowing I was anxious and made me feel very comfortable! I am very pleased!
in Hialeah, FL |
I am please with the excellent service provide by Dr. Penalver and her staff. They took the time to explain my options in a simple way that was easy for me to make the decision of having a mastectomy of my left breast. The process of surgery and reconstruction of my breast was satisfactory and I am very happy with the results.
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Dr. Lopez-Penalver's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Breast Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Secondary Malignancies


  • Medical School
    University of Miami / School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    Jackson Meml Hospital University Miami

    Completed in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    Jackson Meml Hospital University Miami

    Completed in 1996

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic Surgery
  • Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy