Dr. Cristina Lopez-Penalver, MD

Dr. Cristina Lopez-Penalver, MD

General Surgery  |  
Female  |  
52 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Cristina Lopez-Penalver, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Miami, FL. She is 52 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

Miami Cancer Institute

8900 N Kendall Dr

Miami, FL 33176
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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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Secondary Malignancies
more than 5% of peers
Excision of Breast Tumor
more than 5% of peers
Breast Lump
more than 5% of peers

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  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

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


  • 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
based on 17 total reviews (5 with comments)
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)
in Miami, FL |
Dr López has been my doctor for over 10 years satisfactorily. She’s caring and very knowledgeable of her specialty. Recommend her very highly.
in Miami, FL |
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
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Lopez-Penalver accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • AvMed
    AvMed HMO
    AvMed POS
    AvMed PPO
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Choice POS
    Blue Choice PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue HMO
    Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
    Blue Traditional HMO
    Blue Traditional PPO
    Federal Employee Program
    Medicare HMO
    Preferred Care Blue
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama POS
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Options
    Blue Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
    Blue Choice
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Preferred PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Basic PPO
    Choice Plus
    Choice Plus EPO
    Choice Plus HMO
    Choice Plus POS
    Choice Plus PPO
    Neighborhood Health Partnership
    Options EPO
    Options POS
    Options PPO
    Select Plus EPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select Plus POS
    United Behavioral Health HMO
    United Behavioral Health POS
    United Behavioral Health PPO
    United Healthcare POS
    United Healthcare PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Lopez-Penalver has admitting privileges

Baptist Hospital of Miami
8900 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33176
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Doctors Hospital
5000 University Dr
Coral Gables, FL 33146
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