Luis Lara, MD

Luis Lara, MD

Department Gastroenterology and Hepatology Florida
Primary Location Florida, Weston
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon No
Florida, Weston
Primary Location

Florida, Weston

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Liver Tests
  • Advanced Imaging Techniques
  • Argon Plasma Coagulation (APC)
  • Balloon-assisted Enteroscopy (Single and Double)
  • Biliary And Pancreatic Stone Therapy
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cholangioscopy
  • Clinical Gastroenterology
  • Clinical Trials
  • Deep Enteroscopy
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Double Balloon Enteroscopy
  • Egd
  • Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy (ehl) Of Bile Duct Stones
  • Endoscopic Cancer Therapy
  • Endoscopic Dilation
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Therapy Of Anastamotic And Crohn's Disease Strictures
  • Endoscopic Treatment Of Strictures
  • Enteral Stent Placement
  • Esophageal Band Ligation
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Motility Testing
  • Evaluation for Caustic Ingestion
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Ileoscopy
  • Inherited Colon Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Interventional Endoscopy
  • Nasojejunal Tube Placement
  • Outpatient Care
  • Pancreaticobiliary Endoscopy
  • Polypectomy
  • Pouchoscopy
  • Push Enteroscopy
  • Pyloric Dilatation
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Stents
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Variceal Band Ligation
  • Wireless Capsule Endoscopy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anemia
  • Ascites
  • Avoiding Dehydration, Proper Hydration
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Bowel Incontinence
  • Caustic Ingestion
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Diseases of the Liver Biliary Tract and Pancreas
  • Diverticulosis
  • Duodenal Polyps
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Foreign Body Ingestion
  • Fundic Gland Polyps
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gas (Digestive)
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Tract
  • General Gastroenterological Disorders
  • GI Bleeding
  • Heartburn
  • Heliocobactor Pylori
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hereditary Pancreatic Cancer
  • Hereditary Pancreatitis
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Intestinal Ischemic Syndrome
  • Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Juvenile Polyposis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Nausea
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cysts
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatic Stones
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Peutz- Jeghers Syndrome
  • Polyposis Syndromes
  • Post-Gastrectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Proctitis - Care & Treatment
  • Radiation Enteritis
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Strictures Of The Gi Tract
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
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About Luis Lara, MD

Medical School
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) - Escuela de Medicina “Ignacio A. Santos”(EMIS) Hospital San José-Tec de Monterrey
Monterrey, N.L., Mexico

Transitional Year
Aultman Hospital-Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

Internal Medicine Residency
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals at Canton, OH

Fellowship in Gastroenterology
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Advanced Fellowship in Pancreatology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN USA

Fellowship - Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC USA

Residency - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals
Internal Medicine
Canton, OH USA

Internship - Aultman Hospital
Transitional Year
Canton, OH USA

Medical School - The Technological Institute of Superior Studies of Monterrey
Monterrey, Mexico

Professional Highlights

  • <p><strong>Medical Director- </strong>Pancreas Disease Clinic<br />Cleveland Clinic Florida-Weston, FL<br /><br /><strong>Director </strong>- Pancreas Care Specialists<br />Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, TX</p><p><strong>Medical Director</strong> - Clinical Center for Pancreatic Disease<br />The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX</p><p><strong>Medical Director -</strong> GI Bleed Team<br />The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX<br /><br /><br /><strong>Associate Fellowship Program Director</strong> - Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases<br />The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX</p><p><strong>Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine</strong> - Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases<br />The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX</p><p><strong>Clinical Instructor of Internal Medicine</strong><br />Mayo Clinic College of Medicine - Rochester, MN</p><p><strong>Clinical Instructor of Internal Medicine</strong><br />Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine - Rootstown, OH</p><p><strong>Chief Resident</strong><br />Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals at Canton, OH</p><p><strong>Instructor of Surgery</strong><br />Hospital San José Tec de Monterrey, EMIS-ITESM, Mexico</p><p><strong>Instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology</strong><br />Hospital San José Tec de Monterrey, EMIS-ITESM, Mexico</p><p>Medical Editor of the medical column <em>EMISión</em> in <em>Panorama</em>, weekly student paper published by ITESM.</p>


  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Specialty Interests

Pancreatic cancer, pancreatitis, hereditary pancreatitis, familial pancreas cancer, pancreas cysts, pancreas necrosis, islet-cell autotransplantation, peptic ulcer disease, pancreaticobiliary endoscopy, diseases of the liver biliary tract and pancreas, esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, gallstones, reflux disease, GERD, heartburn, difficulty swallowing, esophageal strictures, gastrointestinal bleeding, upper GI bleeding, mid GI bleeding, lower GI bleeding, advanced endoscopy, overtube assisted enteroscopy, spiral enteroscopy, double balloon enteroscopy, obscure GI bleeding, occult GI bleeding

Awards & Honors

  • <p><strong>National Pancreas Foundation Travel Scholarship Award</strong><br />Certificate of Merit-Original Research Presentation<br />A Comparison of One-Day Therapy Versus Seven Day Therapy for the Treatment of Helicobacter pylori Infection<br />American College of Physicians National Meeting, Atlanta, GA</p><p><strong>First Place - Original Research Presentation</strong><br />A Comparison of One-Day Therapy Versus Seven Day Therapy for the Treatment of Helicobacter pylori Infection<br />Tenth Annual Internal Medicine Residency Research Day<br />Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio</p><p><strong>First Place - Clinical Vignette Presentation</strong><br />A subtherapeutic INR despite escalating doses of warfarin: Could it be selective warfarin malabsorption?<br />Ninth Annual Internal Medicine Residency Research Day<br />Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio</p><p><strong>Certificate of Merit - Clinical Vignette-Poster </strong><br />A subtherapeutic INR despite escalating doses of warfarin: Could it be selective warfarin malabsorption? <br />College of Physicians National Meeting, New Orleans, LA </p><p><strong>First Place - Clinical Vignette-Poster</strong><br />Warfarin Resistance: a rare etiology for a static INR despite increasing doses of oral coumadin<br />American College of Physicians, Ohio Chapter Meeting</p><p><strong>First Place - Clinical Vignette Presentation</strong><br />Myeloproliferative Syndromes in an Era of Cytogenetics: New Paradigms for Diagnosis<br />Eighth Annual Internal Medicine Residency Research Day Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio</p><p><strong>Associates Council</strong><br />American College of Physicians, Ohio Chapter</p><p><strong>President of the Medical Student Council, EMIS-ITESM</strong></p>

Innovations & Patents

  • <p>Development of a 20 minute endoscopic pancreas function test after secretion stimulation.</p><p>Feeding tube insertion facilitated by a guide wire by using the rope way method.</p>


  • American Pancreas Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • Texas Society for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Florida Gastroenterologic Society
Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/7/2016, Dr. Lara has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

66 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

7 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2016

Good experience

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2016

felt the doctor addressed the other doctor in the room (intern? student?) as much as he did myself and my partner but he asked questions I had never been asked and genuinely seemed to care and have a direction to go in to diagnose my pain and other issues. I look forward to working with Cleveland Clinic and Dr Lara going forward

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2016


Reviewed on Jun 1, 2016

This doctor actually listened to my problems, display empathy, and was able to discuss my options. First doctor who took time to really help me.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2016

Dr. Lara was very thorough, pleasant and provided excellent care.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2016

Very Good and thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2016


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