Dr. Rafael Lugo, MD

Dr. Rafael Lugo, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 50
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Dr. Rafael Lugo, MD is a general surgery specialist in Shenandoah, TX and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in general surgery and surgery.Read his story

150 Pine Forest Dr Ste 404

Shenandoah, TX 77384

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
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Top Care Areas


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Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
more than 5% of peers
Ventral Hernia
more than 5% of peers
Stomach Surgery
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Lugo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lugo "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lugo "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."


  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated


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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.


  • University of Puerto Rico / Medical Sciences Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Ponce School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • alton ochsner clinic
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • alton ochsner clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lugo has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lugo's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lugo to family and friends
based on 35 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Lugo's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
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.

Patient Comments (7)

in Houston, TX
Dr. Lugo is by far one of the best doctors I have been to. I was super nervous about having surgery, but he took the time to explain everything to me and calm my nerves. My surgery was flawless. Best decision ive made in a long time!
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in Dhaka, C
"Felt like a car salesman trying to sell me a surgery. Will never go to him again."
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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

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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...more
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Always a pleasure. Thank you

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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...more
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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.
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