Dr. Rafael Parra, MD

Dr. Rafael Parra, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 79
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Dr. Rafael Parra, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in San Antonio, TX and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Facultad De Medicina in 1965 and specializes in neurosurgery.

1303 McCullough Ave Ste 440

San Antonio, TX 78212

Contact Information

(210) 226-8349

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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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 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
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
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
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 45 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
    1975
  • 1973
    Hahnemann University
    Residency Hospital
    1973
  • 1968
    St Josephs Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    1968
  • 1965
    Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Facultad De Medicina
    Medical School
    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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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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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

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Baptist Medical Center

San Antonio, TX

Methodist Hospital

San Antonio, TX