Dr. Miguel Pirela-Cruz, MD

Dr. Miguel Pirela-Cruz, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
(18)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Miguel Pirela-Cruz, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in El Paso, TX and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Temple University School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.

4801 Alberta Ave Ste D100

El Paso, TX 79905

Contact Information

(915) 215-5400

Insurance Accepted

  • 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
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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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
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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 and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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 and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture 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
2.7
based on 18 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (10)

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 (6)

in El Paso, TX
I received the best possible treatment and am forever grateful to Dr. Pirela Cruz! He explained my diagnosis and was compassionate with all aspects related to my amputation. I highly recommend him. My appointments were always scheduled early to avoid wait times. Any wait however is worth it.
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in 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
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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.
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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...more
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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.
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