Dr. Maria Palafox, MD

Dr. Maria Palafox, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 48
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Dr. Maria Palafox, MD is a general surgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 13 years. She graduated from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1997 and specializes in general surgery and surgery.

8019 S New Braunfels Ste 101

San Antonio, TX 78235

Contact Information

(210) 504-5087

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • 21 More

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Top Care Areas

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Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
normal
more than 5% of peers
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
normal
more than 5% of peers
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
normal
more than 5% of peers

Dr. Palafox'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.

2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Palafox does not have any board certifications listed.

30  Conditions Treated

24  Procedures

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Colectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Thoracentesis
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

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

  • MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Palafox has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Palafox has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Palafox's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Palafox

4.0

Based on 8 reviews

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1 Star
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