2015

Blog Posts in 2015

ALVARADO HOSPITAL FIRST IN SAN DIEGO TO PERFORM OMNIBotics ROBOTICS-ASSISTED KNEE REPLACEMENT

As the first hospital in all of San Diego to perform the OMNIBotics™ robotic-assisted total knee replacement. "This innovative surgery has been successfully performed on multiple patients ...
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ALVARADO HOSPITAL NAMED ONE OF AMERICA'S 100 BEST HOSPITALS FOR ORTHOPEDIC AND SPINE SURGERY, CRITICAL CARE

Healthgrades has recognized Alvarado Hospital as one of America’s 100 Best™ hospitals for 2016. The San Diego hospital has been selected for its excellence in orthopedic surgery, critical ...
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CHOLL KIM NAMED 2015 SAN DIEGO PHYSICIAN CHAMPION OF THE YEAR

Choll Kim, MD, PhD, was named 2015 San Diego Physician Champion of the Year (medium-sized company) by the San Diego Business Journal. He was honored at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park in Oct. 15, ...
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ALVARADO EMPLOYEES TEAM UP TO MAKE NEIGHBORHOOD A "LITTER LIGHTER"

Alvarado Hospital employees teamed up to make the neighborhood surrounding the hospital a “litter lighter” on Sept. 30. Almost 40 employees volunteered during their lunch hour to pick up ...
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34 ALVARADO PHYSICIANS NAMED AMONG SAN DIEGO'S BEST IN 2015

Every year, San Diego Magazine and the San Diego County Medical Society publish a list of "Top San Diego Physicians." In 2015, 34 Alvarado Hospital physicians were named to this prestigious ...
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ALVARADO STAFF AND PHYSICIANS WALK TO RAISE MONEY FOR STROKE AND HEART DISEASE AWARENESS

Alvarado Hospital physicians and staff are walking to raise money in the fight against heart disease and stroke in San Diego as part of the American Heart Association's 2015 Heart Walk. The 4-mile ...
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POPULAR "SEX IN OUR CITY" EVENT FOR WOMEN ONLY TO BE HELD OCT. 20, 2015

Join us for a refreshments and free educational discussion on flibanserin and other hot topics related to women's sexual health With FDA approval of the new libido drug for women – ...
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NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED SEXUAL MEDICINE EXPERT IRWIN GOLDSTEIN COMMENTS ON FLIBANSERIN APPROVAL

Although there are 26 drugs approved to treat male sexual dysfunction, there are no drugs specifically approved to increase women’s libido. The FDA today approved the first drug, ...
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DINNER WITH OUR DOCTORS: BACK & JOINT PAIN - AUG. 10, 2015

Is back or joint pain keeping you from enjoying your life? Why not find out your options and enjoy a three-course dinner at Terra American Bistro. A panel or orthopedic specialists from the brand-new ...
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ONE-OF-A-KIND SPINE & JOINT PROGRAM OPENS IN SAN DIEGO

Imagine a hospital where patients wear comfortable clothes from home rather than hospital gowns. Where the hallway floors look like a boardwalk and images of San Diego’s beautiful landscapes and ...
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AMERICA'S 100 BEST HOSPITALS FOR SPINE & ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY IN 2014-2015

Alvarado Hospital was just ranked by Healthgrades as among " America's 100 Best Hospitals " for Spine Surgery™ and Orthopedic Surgery™ Healthgrades in 2015. This is the ...
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ALVARADO'S IRWIN GOLDSTEIN, MD, FEATURED IN NEW YORK TIME'S ARTICLE ON "FEMALE VIAGRA"

Dr. Irwin Goldstein, medical director of Alvarado's Sexual Medicine Program, as quoted in an article on a push for the FDA to approve a viagra-like drug for women. Read the New York Times article: ...
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ALVARADO RANKED AMONG TOP 5% IN NATION FOR PATIENT SAFETY AND CLINICAL EXCELLENCE IN 2015

Alvarado Hospital was awarded the 2015 Patient Safety Excellence Award by Healthgrades in recognition of the the hospital's track records for keeping patients safe, as well as the 2015 ...
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2015 SEX IN OUR CITY - SAN DIEGO'S FAVORITE SEXUAL HEALTH EVENT FOR WOMEN

San Diego's Popular Sexual Health Dinner Event for Women Takes Place Feb. 23, 2015 San Diego's most popular sexual health event for women will be held on Monday, Feb. 23, at farm-to-table ...
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NEW SPINE & JOINT INSTITUTE MODELED AFTER NATIONALLY RENOWNED PROGRAM

A trailblazing total joint replacement (TJR) and spine surgery program will open its doors at Alvarado Hospital in April 2015. This program is based on the nationally recognized Marshall Steele ...
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ALVARADO NOTED FOR LOW INFECTION RATES BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Alvarado Hospital was one of three San Diego hospitals found to have low infection rates and other patient injuries, compared with peers. In December, the federal government published a list of ...
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GENETIC LINK TO OBESITY POINTS TO BARIATRIC SURGERY SUCCESS

A common misconception is that bariatric surgery is a "cop-out"—and those affected by obesity just need to go on a diet and exercise program. However, more than 20 years of medical ...
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