Dr. Lisa Chapa, a McAllen native, is a Board-Certified General Surgeon at DHR Health General Surgery Institute and serves as the Director of the Breast Center of Excellence at DHR Health. With experience in providing patients with compassionate care, her specialty is caring for patients with breast cancer as well as those with benign conditions of the breast that warrant surgery. She also evaluates and cares for patients who are at increased risk of developing breast cancer due to genetic mutations or a history of high risk lesions discovered through biopsy. Dr. Chapa believes in practicing evidence based medicine and following the most up-to-date guidelines to provide the highest standard of care. She is specially trained in Breast Surgical Oncology and performs oncoplastic breast conserving surgeries as well as mastectomies - including skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomies. She routinely performs sentinel lymph node biopsies for axillary staging in patients with early stage breast cancer.  

Dr. Chapa graduated from medical school at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas and completed her General Surgery Residency at Baylor Scott & White hospital in Temple, Texas. She returned to the Rio Grande Valley to care for her own family and friends after completing her surgical fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology within the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City, New York.

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1100 E. Dove Ave
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McAllen, TX 78504
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Our community is very fortunate to have such an outstanding physician as Dr. Chapa. She is very knowledgeable and advocates for her patients. I have referred several people to see her. I am very happy with my coordinated care at DHR.

DHR Health Patient Aug 24, 2020

Dr. Chapa and her staff were very helpful, caring and professional.

DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020

Dr. Chapa was very welcoming and took her time to explain so many concerns I had.

DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020


AskDHR • What Is the BRCA Gene?

You may have heard of the BRCA gene before, but how do you know if you have it? What does it mean for you and your family's cancer risk? Breast Surgical Oncologist, Dr. Lisa Chapa, explains what you need to know in our latest AskDHR.