At Alvarado Hospital, we provide skilled diagnosis, advanced treatment and compassionate care for complex conditions of the brain, spine and central nervous system.
Science and research are rapidly improving our ability to diagnose and treat the conditions if the brain and central nervous system. At Alvarado, our neurologists specialize in getting to the origin of a disorder through compassion and medical excellence. We strive to improve the quality of life for all our patients.
As the support structure for the body, your spine and neck health and mobility are critical to maintaining quality of life. Each year, Alvarado’s neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, and occupational and physical therapists help patients determine underlying conditions affecting the neck and back, and provide treatments to alleviate pain, lack of mobility, or disease conditions of the spine.
The Advanced Spine Institute & Minimally Invasive Spine Center is the only multidisciplinary spine center in San Diego. For more information, go to Advanced Spine Institute.
The management clinic at Alvarado's San Diego Rehabilitation Institute specializes in providing outpatient treatment for patients with chronic and acute pain.
The professional and caring staff of the pain management clinic is committed to delivering high-quality and effective patient care in a timely manner. Patients receive personalized attention in compassionate surroundings before, during and after treatment procedures. The team approach of our doctors, nursing staff and therapists helps create individualized patient care plans.
For more information, go to Pain Management.
The skull-base surgery program is dedicated to the surgical, medical and rehabilitative management of difficult-to-reach lesions and diseases of the cranial base. The surgical methods and advanced imaging techniques used by our specialists may reduce or eliminate many complications previously associated with complex skull-base surgery, with a goal to preserve function, provide optimal reconstruction, rehabilitate and improve the patient's life. Collectively and individually, Alvarado specialists offer considerable experience and sophistication.
For more information, go to Skull-Base Surgery Program.
Alvarado Hospital established a 24/7 stroke program for the East County in affiliation with UCSD Medical Center. Alvarado Hospital’s stroke program encompasses the future model of acute stroke treatment for non-teaching hospitals.
Through its affiliation with the UCSD Medical Center, Alvarado was the first hospital in the East County to provide remote stroke monitoring and regularly participates in national clinical trials related to researching advanced treatments of stroke. Alvarado recently received the Joint Commission "Gold Seal of Approval" for its stroke program, one of only 150 hospitals nationwide to receive this designation.
Alvarado Hospital’s emergency department is equipped with a state-of-the-art neuro camera for complete evaluation of the stroke patient. This allows physicians to immediately log on to a secure Web site, evaluate the stroke patient and expedite treatment remotely. Alvarado Hospital also is one of a very small number of sites in the country involved in a study of TNK, a clot-busting agent that may reduce the risk of bleeding associated with tPA.
For more information, go to Stroke Program and read more about Alvarado Hospital's Gold Performance Award for Stroke.
Alvarado’s sleep disorders center offers a full range of treatment and surgical options for those suffering from sleep disorders—including sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, narcolepsy and sleepwalking. Onsite sleep studies also are available.
For more information, go to Sleep Center.
Alvarado’s Physician Referral Service can help you find a physician or surgeon who meets your needs. To find a physician, simply click on the Physician Finder or call 1 (800) ALVARADO (258-2723). Additional information regarding our neurosciences services also is available.