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As a general surgeon in Houston, Dr. Arlene Ricardo performs surgical procedures to treat conditions affecting the abdomen and related structures, like hernias or tumors.

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Southwest Surgical Associates (Memorial Hermann Southwest Office)  


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Accepting New Patients?

Yes, Dr. Arlene E. Ricardo is accepting new patients at this office.


(713) 772-0258


7777 Southwest Freeway, Suite 810, Houston, TX 77074

Office Hours

  Open Lunch Close

Office Details

Doctor Specialty General Surgery
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty Multi Specialty
Group Practice Southwest Surgical Associates LLP
Health System Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
Languages Spoken English

Insurance Accepted  

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana

About Dr. Ricardo
Dr. Ricardo


Dr. Arlene Ricardo was born and raised in New York. The second of four daughters, her parents instilled the values of hard work and family. In 1977, her mother died of breast cancer. This event helped to inspire her to help and treat women with breast cancer and their families. She has seen the great advancements in diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer over the past several decades.

Dr. Ricardo is knowledgeable in the most modern diagnostic tests and is trained in the most up-to-date treatment and breast surgeryl procedures available for breast cancer patients.

In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Ricardo is highly involved in providing outstanding cancer services at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. She is chairperson of the Cancer Committee since 2008. In addition, she also serves as the chairperson and leader of the Cancer Service Line. She also serves on the Physician Operating Council and Medical Executive Committee representing cancer services. She is an advocate for all patients with a cancer diagnosis.

Dr. Arlene Ricardo currently makes her home with her husband in Missouri City, Texas. She enjoys travel, reading, and cooking.


Education & Training  

Hospital Affiliations

  • Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital

Languages Spoken  

  • English

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