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Dr. Maria Palafox, MD

General Surgery ·  Female · Age 48

Dr. Palafox

South Texas Breast Surgery

8019 S New Braunfels Ste 101 San Antonio, TX 78235

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Dr. Maria Palafox, MD is a general surgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 14 years. She graduated from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1997 and specializes in general surgery.


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About Me

Biography

Dr. Maria Palafox, MD is a general surgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 14 years. She graduated from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1997 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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(210) 504-5087

Dr. Palafox accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Choice
Choice Open Access POS
Choice Plus POS II
Choice POS
Choice POS II
Choice PPO
Commercial HMO
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Amerivantage
Medicaid
Medicaid HMO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Access
Blue Access PPO
Blue Advantage
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Advantage Plus
Blue Advantage Plus HMO
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care HMO
Blue Care Network
Blue Care Network Advantage
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue HMO
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement HMO
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
Health Select
Managed Care
Medicare Blue PPO
Medicare HMO
Medicare Plus Blue PPO
Medicare Select HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
BestChoice PPO
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Care Connection
Blue Choice
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas PPO
Blue Texas HMO
BlueEdge HSA
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care HMO
Choice Care Network PPO
Choice PPO
Freedom HMO
Freedom Plus
Freedom PPO
Gold
Gold Choice
Gold HMO
Gold Plus
Gold Plus Choice PPO
Gold Plus HMO
Humana EPO
Humana HMO
Humana HMOx
Humana POS
Humana PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medico
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Palafox's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palafox performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 5% of her peers

Dr. Palafox performs this procedure more than 5% of her peers

Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palafox performs Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage) more than 5% of her peers

Dr. Palafox performs this procedure more than 5% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, or Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Virtual Colonoscopy
Abdominal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Palafox treats Abdominal Pain more than 5% of her peers

Dr. Palafox treats this condition more than 5% of her peers

Dr. Palafox's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Varices
  • 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
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hidradenitis
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Orchiectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Thoracentesis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia

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Methodist Hospital

San Antonio, TX

Baptist Medical Center

San Antonio, TX