Dr. Cristina Lopez-Penalver, MD

Dr. Cristina Lopez-Penalver, MD

Breast Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
52 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Cristina Lopez-Penalver, MD is a breast surgery specialist in Miami, FL and has been practicing for 22 years. She specializes in breast surgery and general surgery.

Miami Cancer Institute

8900 N Kendall Dr

Miami, FL 33176
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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's Experience

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 Breast Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

2  Specialties

  • Breast Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

7  Conditions Treated

11  Procedures

  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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.


  • University of Miami / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Jackson Meml Hospital University Miami
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Jackson Meml Hospital University Miami
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lopez-Penalver has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lopez-Penalver's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lopez-Penalver to family and friends
17 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lopez-Penalver's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr López has been my doctor for over 10 years satisfactorily. She’s caring and very knowledgeable of her specialty. Recommend her very highly.
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Excellent doctor, Dr. Lopez-Penalver really cares about her patients, answers all your questions and explains in details the procedures . Her Staff is also excellent. Martha T. Miami, Fl
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She is an excellent surgeon with great bedside manner. As far as getting someone to call you back from her office -- good luck!
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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!
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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...more
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