Rafael A. Lugo, MD, FACS

General Surgery

Accepting New Patients
Accepting Video Visits

Rafael A. Lugo, MD, FACS

About Me

Dr. Lugo is a board-certified general surgeon with over 20 years of experience in many areas and modalities. Dr. Lugo and his staff customize the care to the individual in a personal way. Every patient has different needs and we cater to them. 
Dr. Lugo has extensive experience and stays at the forefront of new technologies and techniques. 
Educating the patient about their condition is a priority for us and to engage the patient in their own medical care.

Clinical Interests

Breast surgery
Antireflux surgery and treatment options
Colon Surgery
Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
Hernia surgery (inguinal, ventral, incisional, hiatal)
gallbladder surgery
Port placements fro chemo or other therapies
Colonoscopy and Upper endoscopies
Robotic surgery of different types
Skin lesion or cancer surgery

Accepted Insurance Plans

Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators including CoreSource
Aetna TRS ActiveCare
Aetna Workers' Comp
Allied Benefits
Beech Street PPO
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Advantage HMO Plus
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Best Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Select Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Select Temp PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional / Par Plan
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas PAR PLAN
Chronic Complete and Care Improvement Plus
Cigna Allegiance
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna Connect
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus / Vantage
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Coventry / First Health Workers' Comp
Coventry Advantra Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
Coventry PPO
Crown International
Dual Complete
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
First Health-POS
Galaxy Health Network PPO
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana Military TRICARE-South Region
Humana National POS Open Access (Affordable Care Act/MarketPlace plan)
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TriCare
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Medicare Assignment
Medicare Complete
Medicare Railroad
Medicare Solutions
Medicus International
Molina CHIP / CHIP Perinate
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS/ MultiPlan
PPO & Private Fee For Service
SmartCare PNM Resources
SmartCare Walmart
TexanPlus Medicare Advantage
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Medicare Complete
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United HealthCare Community Plan
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans including AARP
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.


General Surgery | American Board of Surgery | 2000
Ponce School of Medicine - Ponce, Puerto Rico | 1993
Surgery | Alton Ochsner Hospital - New Orleans, LA | 1994
Surgery | Alton Ochsner Hospital - New Orleans, LA | 1998
  • Houston Methodist West Hospital
  • Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Dr. Mary and Ron Neal Cancer Center


  • English
  • Spanish
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I make an appointment with Dr. Rafael A. Lugo online?
    Yes, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Rafael A. Lugo by visiting this page.
  • What insurance does Dr. Rafael A. Lugo accept?
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  • Where is Dr. Rafael A. Lugo located?
    Dr. Rafael A. Lugo sees patients at the following locations:
    • Medical Office Building 2, 17189 Interstate 45 South, Ste 275, The Woodlands, TX 77385
  • What languages do Dr. Rafael A. Lugo and/or staff speak?
    Dr. Rafael A. Lugo and/or office staff speak English and Spanish