Dr. Erik Lough, MD is a general surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 6 years. He specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and more.


Dr. Lough's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lough

4.9

Based on 39 reviews

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Should have gone to him long ago. Great surgeon, great results
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Very kind and considerate. Gentleman through and through. Made the best of a bad situation for me. Was quick with consult and sending me down the hall to surgery. Covered all questions before and after surgery and in post surgery office visit
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Dr. Lough is awesome. Very patient with ne answers all my question. Never rushes me. I truly am thankful for him.
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Great doctor, I have the utmost confidence in him. Procedure went very well. Staff was very good. This was my second procedure and if I ever need another I am calling Dr. Erik Lough!
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I really like Dr. Lough. He is very nice, takes his time to explain everything. And makes sure you understand also. He is very knowledgeable. I wish he had been the one that had done my surgery years ago.
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Amazing nurses & doctors made a scary thing like surgery as simple and pain free as possible. I highly recommend!
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From the staff to Dr. Lough all are top notch. Scheduling, appointments all convenient. On time and yet took the time to answer all my questions.
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Dr. Lough and his staff have always provided excellent care. Always willing to answer all questions and offer help or suggestions for specific areas of concern. Thank you.
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Very professional and knowledgeable .Highly recommended!
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Great doctor! I would highly recommend him!
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I love how all the staff gets excited about your weight loss and keeps encouraging you!
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Dr. Lough performed my appendectomy with skill and precision. I had very little pain and a speedy recovery. He's very compassionate an
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Met him once and I knew he is the one.
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Dr. Lough described in detail the procedures available and I felt assured of his recommendation for me.
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My first appt with Dr. Lough was wonderful. He took the time to answer all my questions. I couldn’t have picked a better surgeon.
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I am eternally grateful to Dr Lough and his staff for helping me take charge of my health. I would recommend them without hesitation.
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I had hiatal hernia surgery on 7/25/18. I have had problems since. I saw Dr Lough one week later and told him about it and his answer was to take immodium and a probiotic. I continued to have the same problem. I called the office and they never called me back. I called them on he 3rd day. They told me to talk to the nutritionist I told him it didn’t matter what I ate I could not digest any food. No call back no help. I have been to the Er twice since then. Still not better. Terrible not caring!
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Dr. Lough performed laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia. Everything went great, and two weeks after surgery, I am all recuperated. Dr. Lough is very patient and easy to deal with. Highly recommended. A nurse at the Surgery Center made did not follow doctor's instructions which caused me to go to the emergency room the night after surgery but that was not Dr. Lough's fault.
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Dr. Lough and staff were fast and efficient. They took care of me without issue. Dr. Lough and staff explained everything to me and followed up to be sure I understood and was healing well.
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Dr. Lough is very informative and helpful in helping me to understand my treatment and post procedure.
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(512) 309-1906

Dr. Lough accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lough's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lough performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Lough performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Stomach Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lough performs Stomach Surgery more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Lough performs this procedure more than 77% of his peers

Obesity
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lough treats Obesity more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Lough treats this condition more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Lough's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diaphragmatic-Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Gastrotomy
  • Heartburn
  • Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Obesity
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Robotic-Assisted Revisional Bariatric Surgery
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia

About Me

I always try to treat a patient as if he or she is a member of my family. In fact I'll often say "If you were my sister..." or "If your were my uncle... this is what I would recommend we do for you"

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2013
University Of Massachusetts Medical School
Fellowship Hospital
2012
Charleston Area Med Ctr WVU
Residency Hospital
2008
Charleston Area Med Ctr WVU
Internship Hospital
2007
West Virginia University
Medical School
2003
University of Texas / Austin Campus
Undergraduate School
2013
2012
2008
2007
2003

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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