Dr. Ralph Paone, MD

Dr. Ralph Paone, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Ralph Paone, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Lubbock, TX and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch in 1986 and specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and more.

3502 9th St Ste 260

Lubbock, TX 79415

Contact Information

(806) 792-8185

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
very high
more than 99% of peers
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Paone "As a Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon practicing in a academic, tertiary care hospital, I can offer my patients the latest technologies and devices available in our specialty. Texas Tech - University Medical Center in Lubbock has a state of the art cardiac and cardiac surgery care unit and award winning nurses. In addition, Texas Tech offers all of the specialists available in a contemporary academic medical center."

3  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

74  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
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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

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  • Texas A&M University / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of Texas At Galveston / Medical Branch
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Tex Tech University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Tex Tech University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Nm
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Ralph Paone, MD
Dr Paine is a true professional and a wonderful man too. HE SAVED MY LIFE.
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Dec 24, 2017
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Dr Paone spent time with my father Wayne and myself explaining the procedure and what to expect. He was reassuring and compassionate. He spent time after my fathers surgery with me and explained the important details of the surgery. I would recommend Dr Paone to all my family and friends and...Read More
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Wayne Slinkard in Roswell, NM – Aug 29, 2017
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I just underwent aortic valve replacement surgery under Dr. Paone. I found him to be highly skilled and he and his staff diligent and hard-working. Previous to the surgery, Dr. Paone listened carefully to my concerns and I know he incorporated my input in the choice of a replacement valve. Before,...Read More
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Frank Nymeyer in Carlsbad, NM – Aug 26, 2017
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He maybe considered a great physician but he is not an empathetic or gracious human being.
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Nancy P in Richardson, TX – Dec 04, 2016
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Dr Paone saved my life. I have a genetic blood disorder which made my surgery extremely complicated. I was scared beyond belief. They re run all blood work and studied me for 2 days then did a quadruple bypass. I was flown into to Lubbock Tx via a jet and I walked out of hospital 5 days later....Read More
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Tim S in Roswell Nm – Nov 26, 2016
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