Dr. Lixana Vega Vega – Your Surgeon

“Guided by my relentless focus on patient care, I constantly strive toward excellence in service”
-Dr. Vega Vega

Dr. Lixana Vega Vega

Born in Puerto Rico, Dr. Vega Vega knew that she wanted to become a surgeon by age 14. The idea of treating, and possibly curing a disease by performing surgery intrigued her from a very young age. After completing high school in her hometown of Cayey, she attended the University of Puerto Rico, where she graduated with honors, with a major in Biology.

Dr. Vega Vega attended the UCC Medical School where she became member of the Alpha-Omega-Alpha Honor Medical Society. During medical school, she participated in surgical rotations at the University of South Florida at Tampa General Hospital (Tampa, Florida) and Emory University at Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta, Georgia).

Dr. Vega Vega completed her General Surgery residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. During residency, she gained experience in various disciplines within general surgery. From treating patients that had undergone severe trauma at Kings County Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) in Brooklyn, NY to treating cancer, with surgical rotations at the world-renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, NY.

It was during surgery residency that Dr. Vega Vega developed a special interest in Breast Surgery. She finds it highly rewarding to treat women who are undergoing breast cancer. She treats breast cancer, as well as benign or non-cancerous breast conditions.

Dr. Vega Vega also has a special interest in Minimally Invasive Surgery, since it may provide patients a faster recovery from surgery and excellent cosmetic results. She performs laparoscopic repair of hernias, as well as laparoscopic removal of gallbladder and laparoscopic removal of appendix for acute appendicitis.

Dr. Vega Vega also performs surgery for perianal conditions like hemorrhoids, anal fissures or fistulas; skin lesions, soft tissue masses and chemotherapy port placement.

Dr. Ngan T. Nguyen

Dr. Ngan Nguyen is a general surgeon specializing in minimally-invasive surgery. She earned a bachelor’s degree at LSU, where she graduated with honors in Chemistry in 2009. She went on to complete her medical training at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans in 2014. It was during this time that she discovered her love for surgery. She remained at LSU in New Orleans as a general surgery resident physician until 2019.

She received additional training in Advanced Gastrointestinal and Minimally-Invasive Surgery during her fellowship through the University of Texas Health System and HCA Houston Northwest Medical Center.

She offers care for a wide scope of general surgical conditions. Her interests include the treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux disease, achalasia, and abdominal wall hernias. She believes in allowing technology to improve everyday life, including the practice of medicine and surgery. She is a native speaker of Viestnamese and English. She lives in Katy, TX with her fiancé and their two dogs. In her free time, she enjoys woodworking and sewing and is always working on a new project.

Dr. Mayrim

Dr. Mayrim V. Rios Perez

Dr. Rios hails from the Island of Enchantment where she began her journey into medicine by becoming valedictorian of her high school in Caguas, Puerto Rico. She then graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the Univercity of Puerto Rico, where she also completed her Doctorate in Medicine. After completion of her undergraduate and medical degrees, Dr. Rios then took her talents to New York City with a prestigious internship at Mount Sinai Hospital.She later returned to the Univercity of Puerto Rico to complete her general surgery residency and training.

During her residency, she was awarded a research fellowship in surgical oncology at the world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. After residency, Dr. Rios then completed a second Fellowship in General Thoracic surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, a Harvard affiliated hospital. Prior to joining Dr. Vega’s Practice, Dr. Rios had practiced as a lead Trauma Surgeon / Acute Care Surgeon at multiple HCA affiliated hospitals as well a core faculty for the University of Houston medical school and their residents. Dr. Rios is a Board-Certified General Surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeon (FACS).

After a long journey, Dr. Rios Perez is pleased to join a private practice and intends to continue to provide evidence-based general surgey and general thoracic services in the Houston area. Her areas of interest besides general surgery are: oncology, benign and malignant thoracic and foregut surgery. Dr. Rios Perez offers both open and minimally invasive approaches including: bronchoscopy, endoscopy, colonoscopy, laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, and robotic surgery.

Alex Alvarado Guevara

Practice Manager

Vega Surgical Group
950 Threadneedle Suite 140
Houston, TX 77079
Phone: 832-699-8342

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