Dr. Melissa Alvarez-Downing, MD

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Specializes in General Surgery • Female • Age 37

5255 Loughboro Rd NW
Washington, DC 20016
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Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
1111 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10025

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SIBLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
SIBLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
5255 Loughboro Rd NW
Washington, DC 20016
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    Dr. Alvarez-Downing's Experience

    Specialties

    • General Surgery
    • Colon & Rectal Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    • General Surgery
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    • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
    • Colectomy
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery
    • Destruction of Anal Tumor
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Excision of Rectal Tumor
    • Excision of Skin Lesion
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
    • Laparotomy
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
    • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
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    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Abscess
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Anal Disorders
    • Anal Fissure
    • Anorectal Abscess
    • Atelectasis
    • Benign Tumor
    • Cancer
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Head and Neck Cancer
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hidradenitis
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Abscess
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Lipomas
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Thrombosis
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    • Ulcer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Varicose Veins
    • Vascular Disease
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of Ny Univ
    Graduated in 2005
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Alvarez-Downing & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Alvarez-Downing's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Dr. Alvarez-Downing's Office & Staff

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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    2 out of 5

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    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    2.5 out of 5

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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    31 – 45 minutes

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    Experience with Dr. Alvarez-Downing

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    Office Locations

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    SIBLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
    5255 Loughboro Rd NW
    Washington, DC 20016
    (202) 537-4000 (Office)
    (202) 537-4683 (Fax)
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