Dr. Rafael Parra, MD

Dr. Rafael Parra, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 78
(23)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Rafael Parra, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in San Antonio, TX. He is 78 years old and has been practicing for 45 years.

1303 McCullough Ave Ste 440

San Antonio, TX 78212

Contact Information

(210) 226-8349

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Parra has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Parra's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Parra to family and friends
2.5
based on 23 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (14)

Dr. Parra's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

in San Antonio, TX |
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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in San Antonio, TX |
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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in Pflugerville, TX |
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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in San Antonio, TX |
Very satisfied. Everything was explained very clearly. Got excellent results.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Parra accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Parra has admitting privileges

Baptist Medical Center
111 Dallas St
San Antonio, TX 78205
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Methodist Hospital
7700 Floyd Curl Dr
San Antonio, TX 78229
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