Dr. Alvaro I. Garcia, MD

Dr. Alvaro I. Garcia, MD

General Surgery | Male | 43 years old

Alvaro Garcia M.D. F.A.C.S. was born in Bogota, Colombia on April 1st of 1973. He attended medical school at the Universidad Central of Venezuela, in the capital city of Caracas. He graduated as an MD Summa Cum Laude. After he graduated from medical school, he decided to further his education in the United States. In the United States, Dr. Garcia was accepted to the University of Miami, Florida as an intern in transplant surgery. Upon completion at University of Miami, Dr. Garcia was accepted to Yale University to start his internship in general surgery. After his internship, Dr. Garcia moved to Washington D.C. in order to complete his residency in general surgery at Georgetown University. There he was awarded honors for his clinical papers among other accolades. Dr. Garcia then moved to Orlando, Florida to complete his fellowship in laparoscopic surgery and endoscopic and laparoscopic colorectal surgery at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He presented several papers in national meetings and was awarded the resident of the year for his research while he was a Fellow. Dr. Garcia moved his practice to Pembroke Pines, Florida in 2009. He has become an expert in abdominal wall reconstruction. He has acquired a large experience in the field of complex hernia repair and has presented his research in nationwide. He was recognized for best poster and abstract at the Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Conference in Washington DC in 2010. He is currently the main investigator for the south east United States in a prospective multicenter trial in complex hernia repair sponsored by the NIH, which can be seen at clininicaltriasl.gov (NCT01987700). Dr. Garcia has also dedicated a great deal of effort developing robotic techniques and later attended an advanced course in Sunnyvale, California hosted by a leading physician in the field. He has performed hundreds of robotic surgeries since. He is being featured on local television for his accomplishments in robotics. The field of abdominal wall reconstruction sparked a deep interest in body contouring and liposculpture, and prompted him to complete a fellowship in tumescent liposuction. Dr. Garcia has incorporated his vast knowledge of the abdominal wall and masterful sense of aesthetic precision and sound clinical judgment to launch a cosmetic surgery practice at Bellezza Pura Liposuction. He has incorporated his extraordinary skills and unique experience in abdominal wall reconstruction, liposculpturing and tumescent technique offering all the advantages of local anesthesia to the patients as well as precise and unsurpassed aesthetic results.Read more

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I am a board certified General surgeon with fellowship training. I perform abdominal wall reconstruction of complex abdominal wall hernias and body contouring ( liposuction) under total local anesthesia ( Tumescent anesthesia) I specialize in all areas of the abdominal wall reconstruction . My goal is to provide you with personalized care , Refine results and I strive for your satisfaction.Read more

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

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I m expert in ventral hernia repair, I use the most current techniques and the newest biological materials to fix your hernia. I have been able to fix the most complex hernias that can be done. Also I do tummy tuck, mini tummy and body sculturing

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  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticulitis
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia

Procedures Performed

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LIPOSUCTION

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  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bowel Resection
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endoscopic Sphincterotomy and Papillotomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fat Grafting to the Body
  • Fat Grafting to the Breast
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Liposuction
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair

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Education

  • Medical School
    Universidad Central De Venezuela--Luis Razetti, Escuela De Medicine Luis Razetti

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    Yale/U Conn

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    Georgetown U Mc

    Completed in 2005

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Orlando Med Ctr

    Completed in 2006

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Miami

    Graduated in 1990

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Award from clinical research in colorectal Surgery, Colon and Rectal Clinic of Orlando, 2006
    • Ann Marie Award to Clinical presentation, Georgetown University, 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Garcia says...

Alvaro Garcia M.D. F.A.C.S. was born in Bogota, Colombia on April 1st of 1973. He attended medical school at the Universidad Central of Venezuela, in the capital city of Caracas. He graduated as an MD Summa Cum Laude. After he graduated from medical school, he decided to further his education in the United States.

In the United States, Dr. Garcia was accepted to the University of Miami, Florida as an intern in transplant surgery. Upon completion at University of Miami, Dr. Garcia was accepted to Yale University to start his internship in general surgery. After his internship, Dr. Garcia moved to Washington D.C. in order to complete his residency in general surgery at Georgetown University. There he was awarded honors for his clinical papers among other accolades. Dr. Garcia then moved to Orlando, Florida to complete his fellowship in laparoscopic surgery and endoscopic and laparoscopic colorectal surgery at Orlando Regional Medical Center. He presented several papers in national meetings and was awarded the resident of the year for his research while he was a Fellow.

Dr. Garcia moved his practice to Pembroke Pines, Florida in 2009. He has become an expert in abdominal wall reconstruction. He has acquired a large experience in the field of complex hernia repair and has presented his research in nationwide. He was recognized for best poster and abstract at the Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Conference in Washington DC in 2010. He is currently the main investigator for the south east United States in a prospective multicenter trial in complex hernia repair sponsored by the NIH, which can be seen at clininicaltriasl.gov (NCT01987700). Dr. Garcia has also dedicated a great deal of effort developing robotic techniques and later attended an advanced course in Sunnyvale, California hosted by a leading physician in the field. He has performed hundreds of robotic surgeries since. He is being featured on local television for his accomplishments in robotics.

The field of abdominal wall reconstruction sparked a deep interest in body contouring and liposculpture, and prompted him to complete a fellowship in tumescent liposuction. Dr. Garcia has incorporated his vast knowledge of the abdominal wall and masterful sense of aesthetic precision and sound clinical judgment to launch a cosmetic surgery practice at Bellezza Pura Liposuction. He has incorporated his extraordinary skills and unique experience in abdominal wall reconstruction, liposculpturing and tumescent technique  offering all the advantages of local anesthesia to the patients as well as precise and unsurpassed aesthetic results.

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Dr. Garcia's Care Philosophy

I am a board certified General surgeon with fellowship training. I perform abdominal wall reconstruction of complex abdominal wall hernias and body contouring ( liposuction) under total local anesthesia ( Tumescent anesthesia) I specialize in all areas of the abdominal wall reconstruction . My goal is to provide you with personalized care , Refine results and I strive for your satisfaction.

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Dr. Garcia says...

I m expert in ventral hernia repair, I use the most current techniques and the newest biological materials to fix your hernia. I have been able to fix the most complex hernias that can be done. Also I do tummy tuck, mini tummy and body sculturing

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Dr. Garcia says...

LIPOSUCTION