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Edward Pulido, MD

Dr. Pulido is a general surgeon in the Wheat Ridge area. He is affiliated with Exempla Lutheran Medical Center and 2 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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289 doctors
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289 doctors
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144 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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72 doctors
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73 doctors
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36 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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59 doctors
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60 doctors
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29 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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28 doctors
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28 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw more inguinal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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30 doctors
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30 doctors
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15 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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21 doctors
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20 doctors
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10 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw coagulopathy patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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322 doctors
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322 doctors
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161 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw more cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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14 doctors
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13 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw more appendicitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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9 doctors
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9 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw pneumothorax patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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305 doctors
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304 doctors
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152 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw more vascular disease patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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54 doctors
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54 doctors
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27 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw dehydration patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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87 doctors
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88 doctors
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43 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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51 doctors
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50 doctors
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25 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw hyponatremia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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18 doctors
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19 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw collapsed lung patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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258 doctors
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258 doctors
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129 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw more lung condition patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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103 doctors
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103 doctors
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51 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw sleep apnea patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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40 doctors
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40 doctors
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19 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw more bowel obstruction patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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178 doctors
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179 doctors
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89 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw asthma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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183 doctors
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184 doctors
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91 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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347 doctors
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348 doctors
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173 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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19 doctors
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19 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw more umbilical hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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15 doctors
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15 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw more cholecystitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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23 doctors
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24 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw more lipoma patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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30 doctors
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31 doctors
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15 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw more diverticulitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Denver area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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36 doctors
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36 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw concussion patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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101 doctors
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101 doctors
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50 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw broken bone patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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38 doctors
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38 doctors
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18 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw drug allergies patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

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66 doctors
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66 doctors
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32 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw sepsis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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45 doctors
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44 doctors
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22 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw hepatitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.
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24 doctors
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23 doctors
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11 doctors
Dr. Pulido saw traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Denver area. Learn more.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Pulido’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Pulido 38%
Predicted for his patients 21%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Pulido’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Pulido’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Pulido’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Pulido’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Pulido’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
85%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Pulido’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Pulido’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Pulido’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Pulido’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Pulido’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Pulido 94%
Predicted for his patients 89%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Pulido’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Pulido’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Pulido’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Pulido’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Pulido sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Diagnostic Imaging Center at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center
3455 Lutheran Pkwy
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
882 miles away
Healthone Radiation Oncology at Red Rocks
400 Indiana St
Golden, CO 80401
882 miles away

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Credentials
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1994
  • University of Colorado Program A
    RESIDENCY

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Pulido is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Exempla Lutheran Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Centura Health-St Anthony Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield