Dr. Miguel Pirela-Cruz, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
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Dr. Miguel Pirela-Cruz, MD
Dr. Miguel Pirela-Cruz, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in El Paso, TX. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Pirela-Cruz is affiliated with University Medical Center of El Paso.

4801 Alberta Ave Ste D100

El Paso, TX 79905

Contact Information

(915) 215-5400

Dr. Miguel Pirela-Cruz, MD

Dr. Miguel Pirela-Cruz, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Arm Surgery
very high
more than 94% of peers
Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 93% of peers
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
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more than 91% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
2

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
80

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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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

  • Temple University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980
  • Usphs Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Dwnst Mc/Kingsbrook Jewish
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Thos Jefferson U Rehab Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pirela-Cruz's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pirela-Cruz to family and friends
2.6
based on 17 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Pirela-Cruz's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
las cruces , NM |
This guy feels a paitent is dirt. He Stood me up three times at the alberta office in el paso. I Told the medical board in texas what transpired. His ma staffers are left to clean up the mess. Jessie Daniels
in Houston, TX |
Excellent skillful surgeon, precise & clear when providing teaching, compassionate, trustworthy. It is an honor to have this caliber of a physician in the El Paso area.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Had an appt @ 1 pm; arrived 10 mins early, signed in and waited & waited & waited, Checked w/desk staff 2x & was told "soon". 3rd inquiry, they told me he left at 1 ! I waited over 2 hrs to be told he left @ 1 ! Rude, unprofessional, selfish, inconsiderate. Would he have left me alone in the operating room?! DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME.
Dr. Cruz does not return phone calls, does not respond to repeated calls from pharmacy to correct prescription errors, or If you have reaction to the medication he prescribes. Be prepared to be on your own after you leave his office.
in El Paso, TX |
I went in at 9 am on 04/28/2016 as per my appointment. I was there 3 hours. Cruz came in for five minutes, did a quick exam and told me he will be back in a few minutes after reviewing the X Rays that I did not take in his office. He never came back to discuss with me what the problem is with my hands or any type of consultation. after 3 hours his nurse came in and could not answer any questions and stated that Cruz left. I guess his lunch is more important that his patient. Terrible DR.
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Dr. Pirela-Cruz accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Pirela-Cruz has admitting privileges

University Medical Center of El Paso
4815 Alameda Ave
El Paso, TX 79905
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