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Dr. Rafael Parra, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 79

Dr. Parra

Dr. Rafael Parra, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Facultad De Medicina in 1965 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(210) 226-8349

Dr. Parra accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network 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. Parra's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Parra performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Parra performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Parra treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Parra treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Parra performs Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Parra performs this procedure more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Parra's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Biography

Dr. Rafael Parra, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Facultad De Medicina in 1965 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1975
Hospital Med College Penn
Residency Hospital
1973
Hahnemann University
Residency Hospital
1968
St Josephs Hospital
Internship Hospital
1965
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Facultad De Medicina
Medical School
1975
1973
1968
1965

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Parra's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Parra

2.4

Based on 25 reviews

5 Stars
32%
(8)
4 Stars
4%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
64%
(16)

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Dr. Parra's Performance
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Will not recommend this doctor for anyone! My mother had surgery back in February got discharged and he said she had a little bit of infection but was released with no antibiotics. One week after my mom still in pain got sent back to San Antonio because they said he had to fix what he did.....Read More
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he loves to lie...he has no Bed side manners....and he told a man he had cancer in he's Brain...he cut into the Brain knowing full will there was no cancer...he should not be working ,, but on a Rock..
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He is the worst Dr I've ever had. I'm bound to my bed because of him. Can't walk!!!
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Dr. Parra performed my spine surgery and I recovered well. He was available when I called and took time to answer all my questions.
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Very satisfied. Everything was explained very clearly. Got excellent results.
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San Antonio, TX

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