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mature couple on beachAt 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.

Vestibular Neurophysiology

We offer treatment for vestibular neurophysiology with a focus on complex vertigo and balance disorders.

Spine Disorders

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. Read more.

Pain Management Clinic

The pain 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. Read more.

Skull-Base Surgery

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.

Stroke Program

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Alvarado was the first hospital in California to receive two stroke designations from The Joint Commission, as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and a Gold Seal of Approval Stroke Rehabilitation Program.

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. We also feature post-hospital rehabilitation programs for stroke survivors through our PALS programs.

Physician Referral

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 (800) ALVARADO (800-258-2723). Additional information regarding our neurosciences services also is available.