Dr. Michael D. Lara, MD

Dr. Michael D. Lara, MD

23 reviews

General Surgery | Male | 46 years old

Rio Grande Surgeons, PA
Accepting new patients
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2016 Five Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery

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Dr. Lara specializes in General Surgery and practices in El Paso, TX. He practices at 2 locations.

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Dr. Lara's Performance
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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
Las Cruces, NM |
My experience with Dr Lara has been very positive. Professional yet personable, knowledgable and attentive.
in Carlsbad, NM |
Dr. Lara has performed several surgeries on me in the last 5 years, and I have been very pleased with his bedside manner, professionalism, knowledge, and how well he explains things. He has given me all facts, and possible complications or outcomes. Two of my surgeries were emergencies, and I had to be transferred from another hospital to his hospital.
in El Paso, TX |
Dr. Lara and his team has perfectly prepared and performed the gastric sleeve surgery on me February 8, 2016. He has been considerate and genuine in his care for me. I went to work one week after my surgery and have been able to take charge of my health. I am so thankful to have gone with him, to have a new self-confidence, to continue in success while losing and gaining a new life back. I wish I had done it 15-20 years ago.
in El Paso |
Best Dr. Ever. Thank you Jesus for giving Dr. Lara the skills, dedication and genuine care for his patients. I highly recommend him for anyone considering Bariatic Surgery. :) :) :)
in tx |
I was very disappointed and dissatisfied with the level of care provided by dr lara.
in El paso Texas |
Dr Lara has a great bed side manner and took extra time to explained all the details of my surgery. He ensured that I was entirely at ease prior to my surgery. I highly recommend this doctor.
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Dr. Lara's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Acid Reflux
  • Biliary Dyskinesia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gastresophageal Reflux-Related Chronic Cough
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Obesity
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Stomach Cancer


  • Medical School
    University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
  • Internship Hospital
    Texas Tech Health Science Center El Paso

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    Texas Tech Health Science Center El Paso

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center

    Completed in 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • General Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Breast Needle Localization
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Joint Fusion
  • Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lumpectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Stomach Surgery