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Dr. Rafael Lugo, MD

Dr. Rafael Lugo, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 51

Dr. Rafael Lugo, MD is a general surgery specialist in Shenandoah, TX and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in general surgery.

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(281) 719-9221

Dr. Lugo accepts the following insurance:

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
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Carelink HMO
Emblem Health
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Molina Healthcare
MHNet - Behavioral Health
MultiPlan PPO
Principal Financial Group
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Options PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lugo's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Vascular Disease

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Dr. Lugo treats Vascular Disease more than 5% of his peers

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Gastroenterology Procedures

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Dr. Lugo performs Gastroenterology Procedures more than 5% of his peers

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Gallbladder Removal

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Dr. Lugo performs Gallbladder Removal more than 5% of his peers

Dr. Lugo performs this procedure more than 5% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy

Dr. Lugo's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery
  • Aging Face
  • Anal Cancer
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Boil
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Common Bile Duct Stone
  • Constipation
  • da Vinci® Assisted Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Endoscopy
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • 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 and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Goiter
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Medical Management of Acid Reflux
  • Melanoma
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Diseases
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrinkles

About Me

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

Board Certifications


alton ochsner clinic
Residency Hospital
alton ochsner clinic
Internship Hospital
Ponce School of Medicine
Medical School
University of Puerto Rico / Medical Sciences Campus
Undergraduate School


  • Spanish
  • English


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What People Say About Dr. Rafael Lugo, MD
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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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"Felt like a car salesman trying to sell me a surgery. Will never go to him again."
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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...Read More
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Always a pleasure. Thank you
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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...Read More
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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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Lugo Surgical Group

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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