Dr. Rafael Parra, MD

Dr. Rafael Parra, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 78
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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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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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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

49  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • 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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17  Procedures

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 to recommend Dr. Parra

2.4

Based on 25 reviews

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

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What People Say About Dr. Rafael Parra, MD
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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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Del rio – May 30, 2018
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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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javier hernandez in San Antonio, TX – Jun 02, 2017
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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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Sharon Dunbar in San Antonio, TX – Apr 25, 2017
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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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Mrs. Toni Migura in Pflugerville, TX – Jan 24, 2017
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Very satisfied. Everything was explained very clearly. Got excellent results.
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Julia in San Antonio, TX – May 13, 2016
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