Luis Padilla-Paz, MD

Luis Padilla-Paz, MD


Gynecologic Oncology
Review Score: 4.9 out of 5 (See Reviews)

Office Location

4610 Jefferson Ln. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

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About Luis Padilla-Paz, MD

Dr. Padilla Paz is a native Mexican born in Mexico City whose clinical training included a research fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, residency in OB/GYN at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, Illinois and the University of Minnesota where he completed his fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology.

Dr. Padilla Paz is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. He has received many prestigious awards and published several peer-reviewed articles.

He is married to Dr. Alana Williams, and together they have three beautiful daughters and a handsome son.

His interest in minimally invasive surgery through his career led him to become a pioneer in the da Vinci Robotic Assisted Surgical System. He has performed more than 850 robotic surgeries at three area hospitals using the Da Vinci System.

Dr. Padilla is a medical consultant for the company Stryker on product development.

His dedication to patients has been recognized by being awarded the "People’s Choice Award" and "People Living Through Cancer" among others.

Dr. Padilla Paz was instrumental in the creation of a new program between his practice and the National Institute of Perinatal Medicine in Mexico City. His vision enabled fourth-year residents an opportunity to come to the United States and gain valuable educational experiences including robotic surgery. In addition, he has provided translation services for patient teaching materials that the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology provides free of charge on cervical pre-cancers and HPV.

"The vision that allowed me to start Women´s Cancer and Surgical Care was that one of complete dedication to patient care by a combination of compassion with a sense of a moral mission to help others while providing the most up to date clinical care for their medical conditions. I envisioned providing care to women throughout our region from southern Colorado to El Paso, Texas. I feel privileged to be able to help our patients, work with such an outstanding group of physicians and staff and live in beautiful New Mexico with my family."

Featured Reviews



Dr.Padilla saved my life OV stage 1A-12 year survivor and counting. Couldn’t have asked for a better doctor!

   — Jeanie Moore


Simply the best team! Compassionate!

   — Mariana Flores


I started seeing Dr. Padilla Paz in 2008. He was more concerned about my health than about getting paid for his services. He was my surgeon and oncologist after I was diagnosed with cancer. He has excellent bedside manners and is very compassionate. He takes great care of his patients and has a lot of patience. He takes his time with every patient. He made me feel like I was his only patient. I would highly recommend him to anyone diagnosed with women's cancer.

   — Rosemary G Martinez


My daughter is a patient of Dr. Padilla Paz. She was referred to him almost six years ago because of an ovarian tumor. She was only 18 years old. Because it was caught at the earlier stages (thank you Dr. Anne Church!), the tumor (and ovary) were removed. We met with him as a family because of my daughter's age. Her recovery was uneventful. He isknowledgable, ,kind and patient. He answeried all our questions patiently. One of the beat doctors I have ever dealt with.

   — Patsy Schlaegel


Dr Padilla Paz and his staff are incredible especially considering this is an oncology surgeon's office. I have always been treated with dignity and compassion. Attached photo is good news.... clear for a year!

   — Carol Donlin


I was refered to another Oncologist who was a cold fish and very insensitive. I did have surgery scheduled with her but my gut was telling me she's not the one for me. I happened to be leaving hospital and started talking to a nice woman. She recommend Dr Padilla. My surgery for ovarian cancer was already scheduled but I decided to see if Dr Padilla would have to me to take me on. Only a week til surgery I meet with Dr Padilla he was so kind and listened to all my questions and concerns. He was able to get me into surgery only a couple days after my previous appointment. This was the best move I could have made. The only problem with Dr Padilla is he is so busy and at times it is hard to get in for follow up appointments. My case had very good outcome and I was not as needy as some of the more complicated cases he has and I'm sure they get all the attention they need. If only we could clone Dr Padilla what lucky women we would be ☺! The staff is so great as well. PS he uses the On Q pain ball which helps with pelvic floor pain but I was in lots of pain in other places. Dr Padilla did not prescribe opioids. I feel if my guts are ripped out I might need pain pills. I should not suffer because many people get addicted.

   — Elissa