Dr. Erik Lough, MD

Dr. Erik Lough, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
36 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Erik Lough, MD is a general surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 5 years. He specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and more.Read his story

Capital Surgeons Group

505 W Louis Henna Blvd Ste 220

Austin, TX 78728
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lough performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
more than 87% of peers
more than 76% of peers
Stomach Surgery
more than 53% of peers

Dr. Lough's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Lough's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lough "I was born and raised in Houston. While attending college at UT, I grew particularly fond of living in Austin and its community. After a decade of medical training, I returned with my wife, two sons, and daughter to Cedar Park where we enjoy spending time as a family. I also enjoy Longhorn sports, playing soccer, mountain biking, and playing the bass guitar."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lough "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""

7  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

14  Conditions Treated

13  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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 Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • West Virginia University
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Charleston Area Med Ctr Wvu
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Charleston Area Med Ctr Wvu
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • University Of Massachusetts Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lough has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lough's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lough to family and friends
26 total reviews (25 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

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  • 1

Dr. Lough's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (25)

Dr. Lough performed an appendectomy on me with skill and precision. I had very little pain after my surgery and healed quickly. He is very compassionate and his communication skills are excellent. He is confident and calm and and an excellent listener. I give him an A rating and would highly...more
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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...more
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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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He is very concerned about his patients. He is not in a rush to get you in and out. Great Doctor.
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