Alvarado Hospital provides the technology and facilities to support an
extensive range of surgical specialties, including general, vascular,
thoracic, orthopedic, neurologic, urologic, gynecologic, ophthalmic, and
ear/nose/throat surgery. Thanks to advances in medical technology, many
procedures can now be performed on an outpatient basis.
Alvarado Hospital offers the latest equipment for minimally invasive surgery
designed to return patients home as quickly as possible. Those surgeries
not requiring an overnight stay may be performed at the
Physicians Surgery Center at Alvarado.
Alvarado Hospital has been nationally recognized by Healthgrades for surgical
expertise. Specifically Alvarado has been recognized:
- America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™
- America's 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery™
- Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™
- Top 10% in Nation for Spine Surgery
- Five-Star Recipient for Back Surgery
- Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery
- Spine Surgery Excellence Award™
- Five-Star Recipient for Carotid Surgery
- Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery
Vascular disease management is evolving at a rapid pace. Innovative approaches,
which rely on non-invasive vascular imaging and endovascular techniques
provide patients with new and potentially less invasive treatment options.
These include aneurysm stent grafting, clot dissolution, angioplasty,
stenting, radiofrequency vein ablation and sclerotherpy. For more information, go to
For some patients, cardiovascular surgery may ultimately be the best option.
Alvarado Hospital's surgeons are experienced in coronary bypass surgery,
valve repair and replacement and pacemaker implantation. As new technologies
become available, Alvarado strives to acquire and apply them with great
skill and care. For more information, go to
The Advanced Spine & Joint Institute at Alvarado Hospital offers one
of Southern California's most comprehensive orthopedic programs in
a healing-designed dedicated patient unit that reflects San Diego's
beautiful landscapes and landmarks. For more information, visit
Advanced Spine & Joint Institute.
Surgical Weight Loss
The nationally renowned Alvarado Surgical Weight-Loss Program treats patients
struggling with severe obesity. Surgical weight-loss options include gastric
bypass, Lap-Band and sleeve. We now offer the FDA-approved, non-surgical
"belly" balloon. For more information, go to
Surgical Weight Loss or
Alvarado’s Physician Referral Service can help you find an experienced
physician who meets your needs and we can send you additional information
on our programs. For more information, simply click on the
Physician Finder or call toll-free (800) ALVARADO (800-258-2723).
Join the free Alvarado Advantage Club and benefit from a variety of benefits
including prioritized parking and private room (when available), newspaper
delivery each with breakfast if hospitalized, 10% discount at the Alvarado
Cafe, Gift Shop and Medical Plaza Pharmacy, first notification of special
events and wellness classes, hotel discounts and much more! To sign up,
click here, call (800) 258-2723 or ask for a membership brochure at Alvarado Hospital.