Maria Palafox, MD

Breast Cancer Surgeon & General Surgeon located in San Antonio, TX

Dr. Maria Palafox is a general surgeon trained in the most cutting-edge endoscopic and laparoscopic techniques. Dr. Palafox offers these advanced techniques to her patients in the San Antonio area for several procedures, including gallbladder removal and hernia repair.

At the cornerstone of her practice, Dr. Palafox is a highly skilled breast cancer specialist with considerable breast cancer surgery experience. In fact, Dr. Palafox is one of only a few South Texas surgeons to achieve Hidden Scar certification.

In addition to her surgical services, Dr. Palafox offers the latest advances in genetic testing and also performs essential screenings, such as colonoscopies.

Dr. Palafox graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After, she obtained her medical degree in general surgery and completed a post-residency fellowship in critical care.

Dr. Palafox served as the liaison for the Committee on Cancer to the American College of Surgeons for Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, an NAPBC-certified organization, and Bayshore Medical Center in Houston. She is also a former Chief of Breast and General Surgery within the Tenet hospital network.

Dr. Palafox accepts most insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Dr. Palafox habla español con elocuencia.

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Maria Palafox, MD

Dr. Maria Palafox is a general surgeon trained in the most cutting-edge endoscopic and laparoscopic techniques. Dr. Palafox offers these advanced techniques to her patients in the San Antonio area for several procedures, including gallbladder removal and hernia repair.

At the cornerstone of her practice, Dr. Palafox is a highly skilled breast cancer specialist with considerable breast cancer surgery experience. In fact, Dr. Palafox is one of only a few South Texas surgeons to achieve Hidden Scar certification.

In addition to her surgical services, Dr. Palafox offers the latest advances in genetic testing and also performs essential screenings, such as colonoscopies.

Dr. Palafox graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After, she obtained her medical degree in general surgery and completed a post-residency fellowship in critical care.

Dr. Palafox served as the liaison for the Committee on Cancer to the American College of Surgeons for Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, an NAPBC-certified organization, and Bayshore Medical Center in Houston. She is also a former Chief of Breast and General Surgery within the Tenet hospital network.

Dr. Palafox accepts most insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Dr. Palafox habla español con elocuencia.


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Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "Dr. Palafox is superb at what she does! Not only does she make her patients well-being her top priority, but she is constantly looking at improvements & tech advances."

    Jia C.
  • Google+

    "Amazing experience in a time of worry and uncertainty. She was so welcoming and easy to talk to about the medical issue, procedure, surgery and even my insurance."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "She was kind and gentle and humble in a way I have never experienced from a doctor! The advice and experience assured me that I had chosen the best."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Palafox is so down-to-earth, thorough, and patient in her explanations. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer I highly, highly recommend."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "Dr. Palafox is fantastic. She preformed a THD, removed two external hemorrhoids, and addressed an anal fissure. She explained each procedure and answered any questions."

    Verified Patient
  • Vitals

    "I had laparoscopic surgery by Dr. Palafox and I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable, smart, honest and technically perfect surgeon!! She saved my life."

    Verified Patient

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