Dr. Rafael Lopez, MD

Dr. Rafael Lopez, MD

Urology | Male | 59 years old

At Palm Beach Urology Associates, we offer more than just state-of-the-art urology treatments -- we offer world class medical services by specialists who care. Our practice services a wide number of patients who come from all over South Florida and abroad seeking state of the art care in urology with a personal touch. Our practice incorporates the latest treatment modalities including robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive techniques with the use of lasers as well as the traditional surgical approach to medical problems. Our doctors and staff pride themselves on the quality of care and the personal attention that each patient receives in our practice. Palm Beach Urology also offers Pediatric Urology for children of all ages, given the care and treatment that our children deserve.Read more

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At Palm Beach Urology Associates, we offer more than just state-of-the-art urology treatments -- we offer world class medical services by specialists who care. Our practice services a wide number of patients who come from all over South Florida and abroad seeking state of the art care in urology with a personal touch. Our practice incorporates the latest treatment modalities including robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive techniques with the use of lasers as well as the traditional surgical approach to medical problems. Our doctors and staff pride themselves on the quality of care and the personal attention that each patient receives in our practice. Palm Beach Urology also offers Pediatric Urology for children of all ages, given the care and treatment that our children deserve.Read more

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in Clewiston, FL |
I WAS EXPEIENCING BLADDER RETENTION AND BLADDER SPASMS. I WAS REFERRED TO DR. LOPEZ THROUGH PALMS WEST HOSPITAL. I WAS IN EXCRUTIATING PAIN AND THE MEDICATION HE GAVE ME FOR PAIN RELIEF WAS NOT COVERED BY MY INSURANCE. WHEN THE PHARMACY CALLED HIM TO ASK FOR A DIFFERENT PRESCRIPTION HE SAID THERE WAS NOTHING ELSE AVAILABLE. AT MY SECOND APPOINTMENT, HE DID A BLADDER BIOPSY, NEVER NUMBED THE AREA, JUST WENT IN WITH A PAIR OF SCISSORS AND CUT PIECES OF MY BLADDER. I WAS SCREAMING IN PAIN.
in Boynton Beach, FL |
I didn't even see him when he biopsied my prostate except for the follow-up when he gave me the results. Waited 20 days to tell me the results were positive for cancer. Could have told me a bit sooner.
in Royal Palm Beach |
It was ok but no a good experience, kind of careless and rushed
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Specialties

  • Urology

Conditions Treated

  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bladder Atony
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stones
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Kidney Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lithotripsy
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Penile Implants
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureterscopies
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Sling
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vasectomy

Background Check

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons

    Graduated in 1983

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Urology
  • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Lopez's Care Philosophy

At Palm Beach Urology Associates, we offer more than just state-of-the-art urology treatments -- we offer world class medical services by specialists who care. Our practice services a wide number of patients who come from all over South Florida and abroad seeking state of the art care in urology with a personal touch. Our practice incorporates the latest treatment modalities including robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive techniques with the use of lasers as well as the traditional surgical approach to medical problems. Our doctors and staff pride themselves on the quality of care and the personal attention that each patient receives in our practice. Palm Beach Urology also offers Pediatric Urology for children of all ages, given the care and treatment that our children deserve.