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Dr. Elizabeth Papaila, MD

General Surgery •  Female • Age 40

  
Dr. Papaila

Surgical Institute

4708 Alliance Blvd Ste 270 Plano, TX 75093
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(469) 800-5240

Dr. Elizabeth Papaila, MD is a general surgery specialist in Plano, TX and has been practicing for 8 years. She graduated from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas in 2007 and specializes in general surgery.


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Dr. Papaila accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Papaila performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Papaila performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Gallbladder Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Papaila performs Gallbladder Removal more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Papaila performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

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Dr. Papaila's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Aneurysm
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bile Duct Surgery
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endocrine Surgical Procedure
  • Endocrine Tumors of Pancreas
  • Endocrine Tumors of the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphangioma
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Papaila's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Papaila

4.1

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
75%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
6.25%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Papaila is an excellent surgeon! She takes the time to thoroughly explain everything and I have great trust in her skill. She put in a port and later removed it for me. The process was smooth and painless. Her office staff is great and her billing is clear and accurate.
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David Burns – Dec 04, 2019
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Friendly, sharp and patient. Wonderful to have as my surgeon.
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Jeff Butler in Dallas, TX – Sep 12, 2019
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Had a wonderful experience with my hernia surgery. One thing that amazed me and being part of a medical family in 70-80’s. Dr Papaila is well loved and respected by Hospital staff. This says alot about her all around. It made me feel great with the comments that were said about her.
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Gbarnes in Rowlett – Dec 26, 2018
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Dr. Papaila is patient and compassionate. She took the time to answer every question with me, and eased my nerves with her gentle nature. When you go to Dr. Papaila, trust me, you are in great hands!
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Charla in Plano – Dec 07, 2018
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She dragged out my issue until finally saying she would refer me. Then time of my referral she did not send my file to new doctor.
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Nov 07, 2018
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She did a hernia repair and I was so satisfied with her excellent care that when two years later I needed my gall bladder removed I was so happy that our family doctor recommended her to do it. I trust her and would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Maryann Johnson in Richardson, TX – Feb 02, 2018
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What a great experience from the front office to the doctor. She put me at ease, Dr Papaila asked lots of questions, and explained in details her findings, as well as answering the ones or concern I had. I really appreciate the time spent with me.
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Diana in Plano, TX – Jun 14, 2017
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She is a great doctor! Surgery went well with no complications. I would highly recommend Dr. Papaila to everyone.
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Mirella in Dalla, TX – Sep 16, 2016
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Very rude and condescending. I could not ask her anything without a snide answer. I did not have the procedure due to her obnoxiousness. Going to another facility
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A Patient in Plano, TX – Jul 23, 2016
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The doctor was great. Her staff and office protocol leave a lot to be desired.
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Carrollton, TX – Mar 24, 2016
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She didn't listen to me when I told her I thought I had a hernia/ soft tissue tear and told me that you cant have surgery to repair a sports hernia athletica pubalgia unless you were a professional athlete and I spent 3 months in dibilitating pain and agony, not being able to work or do anything except be bed ridden, and countless money and time spent to get the diagnosis that I indeed had a hernia and needed surgery to repair it!I would NEVER recommend her to anyone!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I appreciate the trust you put in me to care for your patient or loved one. I will make every effort to provide you with prompt and accurate communication regarding your patient and the course of treatment I provide. My office goes above and beyond to make our patients feel welcome and safe in a friendly enviorment. We are available to answer any questions the patient or family may have.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2012
General Surgery Chief Resident
Residency Hospital
2011
Oklahoma University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2008
Dallas Methodist Hospital
Internship Hospital
2007
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
Medical School
1999
University Of Texas At Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Undergraduate School

Awards

Locations

Surgical Institute

Surgical Institute - Plano4708 Alliance Blvd Ste 270 Plano, TX 75093
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Baylor Scott & White - Plano

Plano, TX

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)