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Dr. Rafael Lugo

General Surgery
Houston, TX
30 years experience male

Locations

Rafael A Lugo MD

Houston, TX

Address

18200, State Highway 249 Ste 280, Houston, TX
Directions

Practice website

Fax

2817378465

Office

Houston, TX

About

Bio

I am a Board Certified General surgeon with many years of experience in a large number of procedures. I have been blessed with a very busy practice and extensive experience in many different procedures. I also have a passion for minimally invasive procedures and robotic surgery. I am very involved in the general wellbeing of my patients and interested in physical fitness and nutrition as well in the healing process. I believe that our bodies act as a fine machine and we need to take care of every aspect in order to have optimal results in surgery and recovery.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

General Surgery

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Breast Surgery

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Surgical Oncology

Licenses

United States: Texas

Doctor Q&A

333 Answers
11 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
ABS: Exercise is just part of the equation. More important is loosing the fat that covered the abs so the right diet is the key. Get a personal trainer a... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Hernia : This could be a hernia but nevertheless you should seek professional help and be examines. This could be serious.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
It depends: Have you had anal sex. Do you have occasional diarrhea? This could also be inflammatory vowel disease. Should see a doctor. www.drlugo.com.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Risk: All sports have a certain level of risk. All you can do is train well and with the right person. Then you give your all nod you have an accident, it i... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Different: these are two different disease processes. You can have reflux from excess acid but it is usually a mechanical problem at the junction of stomach a... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Constipation: mlat lkkely is an ulcer due to constipation. Not sure since I would have to see pics. But this can cause bloody and or dark stools.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
GERD : Probably it is reflux. Consider seeing a doc to perform an endoscopy. If it is reflux, it can cause other issues if untreated. Www.Drlugo.Com
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Many: There are several symptoms. You can have diarrhea, upper abdominal pain, nausea. Itching? Weight loss.
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A member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Normal: This is all normal and apparent penis shrinking is swelling. That will go away. Give six weeks to see all reverse. Stay active and apply ice to area a... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: Yes it can be altered and this is usually temporary. The intestines are a very large organ. Very vascular and with many hormones and chemicals running... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
See a doc: my best advice us to go see a doctor, prob a surgeon. May want to do a ct scan and see what is going on
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Get checked. : You are young but one should always rule out a tumor. Most likely idea hemorrhoid but get checked. Www.Drlugo.Com
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Not likely: not likely. Please stop high risk behavior. Herpes and genital warts are more common and contagious
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Fix: You want to try to fix that recto else before it gets worse or you get older
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Consider: Well it is time to do a food diary. It may be gluten intolerance since beer my have grains like wheat and the protein gluten. Beer is also carbonat... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Infection?: the question is why is causing the discharge and the irritation. You need to rule out possible trichomonas or chlamidya infection see a doctor and ge... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: Well, if it was infected, I would have let heal by secondary intention or not stitch in other words. I also would like to remove the cyst and not lea... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Maybe: Maybe not enough lubrication. Or maybe it was already irritated and the friction made it worse.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Symptoms of reflux: You should wait until symptoms of reflux are not controlled by medication.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Anuyjing: You can actually eat anything you'd like. I recommend considering a soft or liquid diet for 2-3 days. Also take a still softener once or twice a day.... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
NO it is not: you may have an infection of some sort or could be a serious condition. Go see your doctor soon www.drlugo.com
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Surgery: Take your gallbladder out. That will help once and for all and prevent other issues that would be even more painful like pancreatitis.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Abscess: They may both be right, it is just a matter of timing. Usually infection on the skin starts as a red area called cellulitis an progresses to an absc... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Not right: inhate to say this but what you describe does not sound good at all and you should take action. Go see your doctor again. You may have an anal fissure... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Serious: This could be a serious problem and you should get examined and consider scope. Get a second opinion
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Different: Gastric banding is a bad that is made of plastic and constricts the stomach to make it smaller. The sleeve is cutting the stomach off and leaving a s... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: Not all melanoma cases require chemo. It depends on how advanced it is when detected. Tanning beds do cause cancer as much as the regular sun does ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: It could be nerve in nature or vascular. Vascular could be arterial or venous. Your symptoms are too broad. Get a consultation to,ask more questions... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
External: An external hemorrhoid should not be an issue
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Very much: Yes and have no fear. This is done commonly.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: It depends on the hernia and experience of the surgeon. Most hernias are repaired in 30 minutes or less. Most hernias mean uncomplicated and not recur... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Impossible: A hiatal hernia can cause reflux, heartburn, difficulty breathing(if large) after eating. The problem is that all these and other symptoms can be cau... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Usually: In my experience lipomas tend to be independent of weight loss most of the time since they are like isolated islands of fatty tissue, but I have seen ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Not alway: Ypu may or may not have pain. Usually you see a bulge where the scar is.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Mechanical: Gerd is a mechanical defect in the valve and sphincter that act as a one way valve in te lower esophagus. Certain food can cause relaxation of the sph... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
See doctor. : These are non specific symptoms that should be evaluated by physical exam. Please see a doctor soon.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Yeast infection: It is possible that you have a yeast infection. Let a doctor examine you.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Eating: Eating habits are under rated. Eat all in moderation and you can enjoy life and maintain your weight.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Several: There are several in the us. Also depending on the vascular condition there are some that can be better than other. Need more information and specific... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Location: Because the pancreas is very close to the back. www.drlugo.com.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Could be: It is possible but without a bulge in the area unlikely. It could also be a back problem specially if the testicle is not tender to touch. If tender t... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Bulge : Most common is a bulge in the area. Usually you can push in and out n.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Do you have Fam hist: If you have family history go see the oncologist that saw your relative and he/she will direct you.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Infection: It could get infected, bleeding, fistula. www.drlugo.com.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Low glucose: Thses usually cause symptoms of hypoglycemi? It can lead to weakness, a feeling of passing out and even sudden bout of bad temper that all gets bette... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Surgery: Take the gallbladder out before you have a complication.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Observe or surgery: It depends how the diagnosis was reached. If this was through a needle biopsy, you may have to remove. If this is the final diagnosis then you are d... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Usually: Usually if you noticed it and is causing some symptom yes.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Possible: They can be. Depends on size and symptoms.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 30 years experience
Endoscopy: You can start by getting and upper endoscopy. Need to see what the upper GI tract looks like and try to diagnosed.
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Dec 9, 2012
Fantastic surgeon. Caring and talented. Impeccable care, respected by his peers and unparalleled ethics. If he can't take care of your problem, he will find someone who can.
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Mar 5, 2013
Very particular and straight to the point. Exactly how all Dr's should be!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lugo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Trying to tie in nanoknife/insurance/FDA approval for soft tissue tumors. Answer will happen at radiologists appointment rather than online. Bye!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Where can I find a hospital that deal with this diagnose? What about any surgery? In albania they don't do it. Thank you for reply.
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Thanks, will continue looking... (and since you asked, WRT GERD my manometry, 24h pH, 2x EGD & chest x-ray all normal & no response to lots of PPIs)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ponce School of Medicine, PR
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

Alton Ochsner Hopsital

Residency

OCHSNER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL

Awards

top surgeon 2010
most compasionate doctor 2011
patients choice award 2011-2012

Affiliations

The Methodist hospital Physician Organization
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