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....See Less
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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.
Dr. Garcia's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in General Surgery
Board certified in General Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*
Why It Matters: Dr. Garcia's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal or Rectal Pain
Breast Cancer Recurrence
Carcinoma in Situ
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Localized Fat Deposits
Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
Malignant Breast Tumor
Metastatic Breast Cancer
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Abdominal Mass Biopsy
Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Biopsy of Breast
Breast Surgical Procedure
Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
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
Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Minimally Invasive Surgery
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 Excision for Hidradenitis
Skin and Tissue Reduction
Surgery, Robotic Assisted
Transendoscopic Stent Placement
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
da Vinci® Colectomy
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Florida.
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How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University of Miami
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
Universidad Central De Venezuela--Luis Razetti, Escuela De Medicine Luis Razetti
Medical School | Graduated 1997
Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
Georgetown U MC
Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
Orlando Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006
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
Media & Publications
Dr. Garcia has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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