V Karlos Arcos, MD

42 Ratings13 Comments
Colon & Rectal Surgery; General Surgery
Edward Medical Group
Hospital Affiliations:
Edward Hospital
Clinical Interests:
Hemorrhoids; Diverticulitis; Gallbladder disease; Anal fissures; Abdominal Hernia; Colonoscopy; General Surgery; Colorectal Cancer; Abscess; Fistulas; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Rectal prolapse; Endoscopy

This provider is an independent medical practitioner who has been permitted to use the hospital's facilities and to exercise his or her independent medical judgment in the care and treatment of his or her patient.



Philosophy Of Care

I believe my patients should always come first and I focus on educating my patients so, together, they can choose the best treatment plan tailored to the patient's individual needs.

Education & Credentials

Residency: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (Oklahoma City), 2016

Fellowship: University of Texas Medical School (Houston), 2017


General Surgery

Insurance Accepted

AARP Medicare Complete Access (UHC) HMO
Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare POS
Aetna Medicare PPO
Aetna HMO
Ambetter Secure Care HMO
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (plan 1 & 2) (UHC) HMO
AARP Medicare Advantage Complete (UHC) and Compete Assure
Blue Cross Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Community FHP-ICP
Ambetter Balanced Care HMO
Blue Cross Community MMAI
Blue Cross HMO Illinois (HMOI)
Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Choice MCNP PPO
Blue Choice Options PPO
Cigna HealthSpring PPO
Blue Cross POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Choice Preferred
Blue Precision HMO
Cigna HealthSpring MA HMO
TriWest PC3 / Veterans Administration Community Care
Aetna National Advantage Program
Beech Street PPO
Imagine Smart Network
Coventry (Personal Care)
Coventry First Health PPO
Coventry Workers Compensation Plan
Galaxy Health PPO (UHC)
Great West Open Access
Great West POS
HFN Workers Compensation Plan
Humana HMO
Humana Gold Plus HMO
UHC Medicare Advantage PPO
Coventry One PPO
Coventry HMO
Coventry POS
Coventry PPO
Great West PPO
Humana Choicecare PPO
Humana Gold Plus PPO
Illinos Medicaid
Medicare Part B
MultiPlan PPO
Sunrise Advantage
TriCare Standard/Reserve Select PPO
United Healthcare Choice EPO
United Healthcare Choice HMO
United Healthcare Choice Plus POS
United HealthCare Choice Plus HMO
United HealthCare Choice Select HMO
United HealthCare Select POS
United Healthcare Select EPO
United Healthcare Select HMO


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Overall Patient Rating
4.7 out of 5
(42 Ratings, 13 Comments)
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A good portion of Dr. Arcos staff were curt and uncaring as well as did not ask for the doctor's advice in giving me advice regarding recovery issues. The doctor told me "he saw the phone call I made to the office, but his staff did NOT ask him as to what I was to do. I'm a little upset about that." Meaning his staff gave me an order that they stated the doctor did, which he did not. This put my recovery back about 6 weeks. Whenever I asked questions from his staff, they were indifferent and "short" with their answers-not really helpful. The doctor is very good at his specialty, his staff is horrible. He needs help in recruiting a better office staff. People in the medical field usually are very organized and empathetic. His staff is neither. They had issues from an administrative aspect as well, as they didn't get back to outside agencies that I signed a release form (several times because they said they lost the last one) to give my medical information to (SSD, LTD, my PCP).
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Everyone seemed kind and was nice to me. I did not fully understand what happened during the surgery. I did learn after a few weeks and at the follow up visit with *Dr. Arcos.
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*Dr. Arcos is very caring. He gets 100% from me.
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The provider made me feel embarrassed by the concerns I had.
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Dr Arcos was thorough in explanations steps and through recovery.He is personable, knowledgeable and takes all the needed time that I need throughout this process
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*Dr. Arcos made me feel comfortable and well informed. I felt he cared about me.
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*Dr. Arcos is very easy to talk to. He takes the time to listen and was very helpful. He is also very practical and doesn't get carried away with unnecessary tests.
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Dr. Arcos was excellent and quick to act on a very painful condition.
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The doctor & his office staff did very good job.