Dr. Ruben M. Lopez, MD

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Dr. Ruben M. Lopez, MD

General Surgery | Male

Cardiovascular Associates 597 W Sesame Dr Ste A, Harlingen, TX 78550 Get Directions
(956) 425-5144

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Dr. Lopez specializes in General Surgery and practices in Harlingen, TX. He practices at 1 location.

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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ventral Hernia

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Anoscopy
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arterial Graft
  • Arterial Line Insertion
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bile Duct Surgery
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bowel Resection
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Burn Care Services
  • Cardiac Procedure
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Colectomy
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hepatectomy
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparotomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

Background Check

  • 0
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    No malpractice history found for Texas.

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  • 1
    Sanction

    Dr. Lopez has received 1 sanction

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    • Disciplinary action in another state  (10/28/2014)
    • Action Taken: Reprimand
    • Summary: Lopez, Ruden Montelongo MD: License # MD053376L: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician was disciplined by the Texas Medical Board. ACTION TAKEN: The Pennsylvania Board of Medicine has REPRIMANDED the physician’s license.
    • State: Pennsylvania
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  • 1
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    Dr. Lopez has 1 board action

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    • Professional Misconduct  (6/14/2013)
    • Action Taken: Agreed Order with Terms and Conditions
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • State: Texas
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Michigan Medical School

    Graduated in 1991

  • Internship Hospital
    Memorial Hermann Hospital

    Completed in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    Univ Of Texas Health Science Houston, Tx
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Memorial Hermann Hospital

    Completed in 1997

    Texsan Heart Hospital

    Completed in 1999

  • Undergraduate School
    The University Of Texas

    Graduated in 1985

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • Sanctions found
  • Board actions found
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Dr. Lopez's Office & Staff

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Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients