Dr. Maria Albuja-Cruz, MD

Dr. Maria Albuja-Cruz, MD

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Dr. Maria Albuja-Cruz, MD is a general surgery specialist in Aurora, CO and has been practicing for 15 years. She graduated from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Del Ecuador in 2003 and specializes in general surgery.

12631 E 17th Ave Ste C302

Aurora, CO 80045

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Albuja-Cruz performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Inguinal Hernia
very high
more than 94% of peers
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
more than 94% of peers
Lipomas
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Albuja-Cruz'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.

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Albuja-Cruz does not have any board certifications listed.

60  Conditions Treated

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43  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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

  • Pontificia Universidad Catolica Del Ecuador
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • University Of Colorado
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Colorado
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Albuja-Cruz has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Albuja-Cruz has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Albuja-Cruz's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Albuja-Cruz to family and friends
8 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Albuja-Cruz's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Albuja-Cruz was excellent. I had Thyroid Cancer with a large golf ball sized tumor on the back side of my thyroid. The cancer had also spread to my lymph nodes. The surgery to remove my thyroid, tumor, and lymph nodes took over 10 hours, and without a skilled surgeon could have left me with...more
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Dr. Albuja-Cruz is by far the best physician/surgeon I have had in my adult life. Her skill, knowledge and care are top notch. She explains in understandable terms the course of treatment and spends as much time as is needed to explain and care for you. She is wonderful. Her philosophy is that she...more
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Dr. Albuja-Cruz performed a long and complicated surgery perfectly. So thankful for both her skill and compassion.
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