Dr. Ernesto Otero Lopez, MD

Dr. Ernesto Otero Lopez, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 35
Dr. Ernesto Otero Lopez, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Albuquerque, NM. He graduated from University of Puerto Rico / Medical Sciences Campus and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.Read his story

201 Cedar St SE Ste 6600

Albuquerque, NM 87106

Contact Information

(505) 768-7507

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan
  • Presbyterian Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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

very high
more than 91% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 91% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Dr. Otero Lopez's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Otero Lopez "Dr. Ernesto Otero-Lopez is a board-eligible orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in spine surgery.He has been an enthusiast of medicine since high school, and always liked making people feel better. He admires the physiology and mechanics of the human body and enjoy researching the many causes of back pain. Dr. Otero's goal with every patient is to listen to them and provide the best possible treatment plan for their spine concerns. With thorough evaluation of their situation and goals, Dr. Otero is able to tailor a treatment plan for his patients that is based on what is medically in their best interests. He is fluent in both English and Spanish and has published clinical research manuscripts, book chapters, and he's given many lectures during his residency/fellowship and will continue to do so, due to his love for academics. Dr. Otero also served as a Chief Resident in his residency program. Dr. Otero's family includes his wife Sandra and two sons. He enjoys running, playing the guitar, traveling and spending time with his family."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Otero Lopez "Our mission is to improve the quality of life of our community by offering the highest-level orthopaedic care in New Mexico.  We recognize that every patient has a unique situation for which we provide exceptional care and treatment that is as individualized as they are.

We believe that the best orthopaedic care is obtained through the relationship and collaboration of patients, physicians, and staff."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Otero Lopez does not have any board certifications listed.

50  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


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8  Procedures

  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for New Mexico.

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 Puerto Rico / Medical Sciences Campus
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University of Puerto Rico / Medical Sciences Campus
    Internship Hospital | Completed
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Texas Back Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Otero Lopez has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Otero Lopez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Otero Lopez's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Otero Lopez to family and friends
2 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

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  • 4
  • 3
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  • 1

Dr. Otero Lopez'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 (2)

When I came out from under the antisceptic, I felt immediate relief from pain. I never was in pain. He came to see me everyday early in the morning. He is very compassionate and kind. I highly recommend him for spinal surgery.
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