Dr. Rafael Lugo, MD

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Age 49
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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.

Lugo Surgical Group

150 Pine Forest Dr Ste 404

Shenandoah, TX 77384

Contact Information

(832) 377-5846

Dr. Rafael Lugo, MD

Dr. Rafael Lugo, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • EmblemHealth
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • 4 More

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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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Dr. Lugo's Experience

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


  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of 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


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  • 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


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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)
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
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
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!
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 accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthKeepers Plus POS
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink HMO
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    MHNet - Behavioral Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Lugo has admitting privileges

Houston Methodist Hospital
6565 Fannin St
Houston, TX 77030
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Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
18220 State Highway 249
Houston, TX 77070
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CHI St. Luke's Health - The Woodlands Hospital
17200 St Lukes Way
The Woodlands, TX 77384
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Houston Methodist West Hospital
18500 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77094
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