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General Surgery

surgeonAlvarado 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.

National Recognition

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 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 Vascular Surgery.

Cardiovascular Surgery

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 Heart Program.

Orthopedic Surgery

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 Weight Loss Program.

Physician Referral

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).