Dr. Luis Padilla-Paz, MD

Dr. Luis Padilla-Paz, MD

Gynecologic Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
49 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Luis Padilla-Paz, MD is a gynecologic oncology specialist in Albuquerque, NM and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in gynecologic oncology.Read his story

Womens Cancer and Surgical Care

4610 Jefferson Ln NE

Albuquerque, NM 87109
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • First Choice Health
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Padilla-Paz performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Vaginal Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Padilla-Paz'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. Padilla-Paz's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Padilla-Paz "Dr. Padilla Paz is a native Mexican born in Mexico City whose clinical training included a research fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, residency in OB/GYN at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois and the University of Minnesota where he completed his fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology. Dr. Padilla Paz is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. He has received many prestigious awards and published several peer-reviewed articles. His interest in minimally invasive surgery through his career led him to become a pioneer in the da Vinci Robotic Assisted Surgical System. He has performed more than 850 robotic surgeries at three area hospitals using the Da Vinci System."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Padilla-Paz "Dr. Padilla Paz and his staff are committed to providing the highest quality, individualized, comprehensive, Gynecologic Oncology care to women of all ages and their families in a warm, caring and supportive environment."

1  Specialties

  • Gynecologic Oncology

1  Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*

48  Conditions Treated


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39  Procedures

  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Birth Control
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Gynecological Oncology Surgery
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair


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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.


  • Universidad Anahuac
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Nothwestern University Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University of Texas Medical Branch
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Of Ilinois
    Other Education | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Award of Excellence, 1987, 1988
  • Genetics in Oncology Workshop, 2000
  • Molecular Biology in Clinical Oncology, 2002
  • Pfizer Pharmaceutical Fellow Research Award, 2000
  • Methods in Clinical Cancer Research, 2002
  • Agusta Webster Award, 1998
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, 2003
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, 2009
  • 1991 Medical Excellence Award, 1991
  • People's Caring Award, 2010
  • Honorary Award, 1990
  • Golden Apple Award, 1998
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, 2004
  • Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, 2002
Media & Publications

Dr. Padilla-Paz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Las Palmas Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Padilla-Paz is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Padilla-Paz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Padilla-Paz to family and friends
25 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Padilla-Paz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Padilla is a compassionate physician. He takes the time to explain a medical condition and the options for treatment. If his schedule is running late he takes the time to be apologetic and reassures me I am not forgotten. I believe he is very gifted and has chosen the avenue of medicine he...more
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Dr. Padilla took time out of his busy schedule to meet with us in between surgeries. I had another operation scheduled and desperately wanted his opininon. He was very attentive and personal. He explained every option and for the first time made my diagnosis of cervical cancer feel as if I was...more
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