Dr. Rafael Lugo, MD

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General Surgery | Male

Lugo Surgical Group 150 Pine Forest Dr Ste 404 Shenandoah, TX 77384 Get Directions
Dr. Rafael Lugo, MD

Dr Lugo is a very experienced general surgeon who always tries to offer his patients the latest technologies. This with the basic principle that new does not always mean better. Dr. Lugo customize treatment to each patient and assures that the modality utilized is always the best for the particular patient and condition. Dr Lugo likes to treat each patient as his family and friend. He understands that every patient has different needs and requirements. Dr Lugo believes in treating the patient and not the condition. He is also a fitness enthusiast. He believes that it is important as a doctor to give patients direction and tools to help improve their overall health and not just treat the condition. A modification of their lifestyle habits will give better results than just treating problems as they arise. Prevention is the key to a better life.

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Dr. Lugo's Care Philosophy

I believe in always putting the patients needs ahead and making sure that their experience is a good one. It is my goal to offer the patient with the standard of care and with the highest level of customer service possible.

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Lugo Surgical Group150 Pine Forest Dr Ste 404
Shenandoah, TX 77384
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(832) 377-5846Get Directions

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4.6
based on 34 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Lugo Says:

I hope we always make every patient listened to and special and if we fail in any area that we are given the chance to correct any issue.  We are here to serve and make the patient feel human.

Dr. Lugo's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Dhaka, C |
"Felt like a car salesman trying to sell me a surgery. Will never go to him again."
Dear mr dhaka, we have reviewed our databases and there is no one with your name. Regardless, we hate to see a patient come and feel that way. Dr Lugo is a very conservative Aurgeon and I fact he only advices surgery if he feels is absolutely necessary. Please let us know how we can be of help
in Houston, TX |
Very Highly Recommended!!! A++ Doctor! I went to Dr. Lugo for a minor surgery. Fresh contemporary setting, very nice facility and excellent communication. Staff is very friendly as well!! Dr. Lugo makes you feel as if you're family! I value his expertise and knowledge and mostly his experience. I wish I had met him years ago! My entire family will be going to see him as he does more than just surgery's. Thank you Dr.Lugo! We are blessed to have met you! 5 Stars across the board!! -Ian
Always a pleasure. Thank you
in Houston,TX |
I feel that this Dr is incompetent and I did not like his demeanor at all. Completely dismissive to my problems and my incision was the ugliest scar I have seen on anyone with my type of surgery. He did not respond to my concerns of pain and his office was empty. I wouldn't recommend this doctor to my worst enemy. Even his nurse quit.
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Lugo removed a small mass from my shoulder with precision and ease. I was in and out in under an hour. His assistant was so sweet and talked to me the entire time. The best surgeon in Houston, hands down.
in Spring, TX |
Excellent! Extremely patient and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend Dr. Lugo. Glad he's now in The Woodlands! Dr. Lugo and his staff were great!
in Houston, TX |
I was so scared when I first went to the hospital for my very first surgery but after Dr. Lugo and his entire staff treated me with such kindness , I will recommend him to everyone.
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Dr Lugo is a very experienced general surgeon who always tries to offer his patients the latest technologies.  This with the basic principle that new does not always mean better. Dr. Lugo customize treatment to each patient and assures that the modality utilized is always the best for the particular patient and condition.

Dr Lugo likes to treat each patient as his family and friend.  He understands that every patient has different needs and requirements.  

Dr Lugo believes in treating the patient and not the condition.  He is also a fitness enthusiast.  He believes that it is important as a doctor to give patients direction and tools to help improve their overall health and not just treat the condition.  A modification of their lifestyle habits will give better results than just treating problems as they arise.  Prevention is the key to a better life.  

Dr. Lugo's Care Philosophy

I believe in always putting the patients needs ahead and making sure that their experience is a good one. It is my goal to offer the patient with the standard of care and with the highest level of customer service possible.

Dr. Lugo says...

Dr Lugo has great interest intreating GERD and thyroid tumors.  

Colon and breast cancer is another condition that he has great expertise and hernia repairs.

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Dr. Lugo says...

Dr Lugo has great results in Robotic antireflux surgeries, and hiatal hernia repair.

His results in thyroidectomies are excellent.

He also has a great cure rate in treating breast cancer be it mastectomy or breast conservation

Dr. Lugo says...

I hope we always make every patient listened to and special and if we fail in any area that we are given the chance to correct any issue.  We are here to serve and make the patient feel human.

Dr. Lugo's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Aging Face
  • Anal Cancer
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Boil
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Common Bile Duct Stone
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Goiter
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Lung Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Diseases
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wrinkles

Education

  • Medical School
    Ponce School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    Alton Ochsner Clinic

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Alton Ochsner Clinic

    Completed in 1998

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Puerto Rico / Medical Sciences Campus

    Graduated in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Medical Management of Acid Reflux
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair
  • da Vinci® Assisted Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • da Vinci® Colectomy