Dr. Lixana Vega Vega, MD

Dr. Lixana Vega Vega, MD

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General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
38 y/o
(13)

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Dr. Lixana Vega Vega, MD is a general surgery specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 7 years. She specializes in general surgery, breast surgery, and more.Read her story

Vega Surgical Group

950 Threadneedle St Ste 140

Houston, TX 77079
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Boon-Chapman
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Memorial Hermann Physician Network
  • Meritain Health

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Top Care Areas

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Breast Diseases
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more than 41% of peers
Breast Cancer
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more than 7% of peers
Mastectomy
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more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Vega Vega's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Vega Vega "Born in Puerto Rico, Dr. Vega Vega knew that she wanted to become a surgeon by age 14. The idea of treating, and possibly curing a disease by performing surgery intrigued her from a very young age. After completing high school in her hometown of Cayey, she attended the University of Puerto Rico, where she graduated with honors, with a major in Biology. Dr. Vega Vega attended the UCC Medical School where she became member of the Alpha-Omega-Alpha Honor Medical Society. During medical school, she participated in surgical rotations at the University of South Florida at Tampa General Hospital (Tampa, Florida) and Emory University at Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta, Georgia). Dr. Vega Vega completed her General Surgery residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. During residency, she gained experience in various disciplines within general surgery. From treating patients that had undergone severe trauma at Kings County Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) in Brooklyn, NY to treating cancer, with surgical rotations at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, NY. It was during surgery residency that Dr. Vega Vega developed a special interest in Breast Surgery. She finds it highly rewarding to treat women who are undergoing breast cancer. She treats breast cancer, as well as benign or non-cancerous breast conditions. Dr. Vega Vega also has a special interest in Minimally Invasive Surgery, since it may provide patients a faster recovery from surgery and excellent cosmetic results. She performs laparoscopic repair of hernias, as well as laparoscopic removal of gallbladder and laparoscopic removal of appendix for acute appendicitis. Dr. Vega Vega also performs surgery for perianal conditions like hemorrhoids, anal fissures or fistulas; skin lesions, soft tissue masses and chemotherapy port placement."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Vega Vega "Because we are well aware that surgery is not part of your daily routine, we ensure that your experience is a pleasant as possible by providing an unsurpassed level of care.

A Vega Surgical Group compassionate care and patient safety are above all else."

3  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

43  Conditions Treated

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32  Procedures

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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.

Education

  • U PR
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2002
  • UCC School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2006
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Suny Downstate Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vega Vega has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vega Vega's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vega Vega

4.7

Based on 13 reviews

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Dr Vega Vega removed my gall bladder but did not fully explain the difficulties I would encounter living without a gall bladder. I have diarrhea all the time, I can't eat without immediately having a bowel movement. If I fast, I get sick. Although gallbladder removal is a routine procedure, not...Read More
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Dr. Vega Vega was absolutely wonderful! My wife saw her for an emergency gall bladder surgery,and she was totally professional and genuinely caring. She was sure we knew everything that was going to happen, followed up after the surgery,and took very good care of my wife. She also saw us for a...Read More
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I was beyond impressed with Dr. Vega Vega's compassion and skills before, during, and after my procedure. She proved she genuinely cared about my well being! My pain was controlled to my satisfaction. Her office staff was very friendly and performed in a timely manner. They even gave me a follow up...Read More
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Had an umbilical hernia repaired and Dr. Vega was awesome. She was patient in explaining the risks as well as very knowledgeable and informative. Her bedside manner is wonderful. I felt very comfortable and am very happy I went to her for my procedure. Would definitely recommend.
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