Dr. Alvaro Garcia, MD

Dr. Alvaro Garcia, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
45 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Alvaro Garcia, MD is a general surgery specialist in Pembroke Pines, FL and has been practicing for 12 years. He specializes in general surgery, cosmetic surgery, and more.Read his story

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601 N Flamingo Rd Ste 308

Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Garcia performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Abdominal Disorders
more than 79% of peers
Hernia Repair
more than 76% of peers
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
more than 74% of peers

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Dr. Garcia's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Garcia "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Garcia "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."

3  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties*

61  Conditions Treated

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64  Procedures

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • 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)
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Miami
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Universidad Central De Venezuela--Luis Razetti, Escuela De Medicine Luis Razetti
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Yale/U Conn
    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.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Garcia's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Garcia to family and friends
26 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

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Dr. Garcia's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

I could have nor asked for a better service, Dr make me feel better . I have been sick from my colon, He did a Robotic colectomy and did not have any pain, I am so much better now
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Great bedside manner and cares about his patients. A very good communicator and provides his patients with all the tools needed to make a decision.
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I arrived at the office of Dr. Garcia for a second opinion because I had a complication due to a surgery that got infected. The infection lasted for 6 months without a solution. Dr. Garcia was very professional and caring and told me not to worry, he would help me with my problem. He was able to...more
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Helpful information in regards to Linx Surgery to share with other patients. Education yourself about the surgery your having done. Don't be scared to ask questions to your surgeon. Also ask what to except apart of recovering. Follow the directions that your doctors have given you. Every important...more
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I have only met with Dr. Garcia for a consult thus far. Preop and surgery are scheduled. This doctor and his staff are top notch. You will find a friendly and professional staff. By far, the most pleasant and positive doctor's office visit I have ever experienced. Felt very comfortable with this...more
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