Dr. Alvaro Garcia, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 49

General Surgery

Dr. Alvaro Garcia, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Pembroke Pines, FL and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Universidad Central De Venezuela--Luis Razetti, Escuela De Medicine Luis Razetti in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital Pembroke. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Alvaro Garcia, MD

Alvaro I Garcia, MD

2253 N University Dr Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
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Telehealth services available

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Dr. Garcia's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ventral Hernia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garcia treats Ventral Hernia more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Garcia treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Lipomas
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garcia treats Lipomas more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Garcia treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Inguinal Hernia
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garcia treats Inguinal Hernia more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Garcia treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Garcia's conditions and procedures:

  • 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 Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diverticulitis
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Fat Grafting to the Body
  • Fat Grafting to the Breast
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lipomas
  • Liposuction
  • Liver Cancer
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia

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Dr. Garcia's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Garcia

4.2

Based on 41 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Reconstructive abdominal surgery
Dr. Garcia me realizo una reconstrucion del abdomen que resulto en una mejora increible de mi problema de hernia original y seroma. Tube un resultado estetico y funcional excepcional. Estoy muy contenta de sus servicios y cuidados.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Berta – Apr 29, 2022
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Excellent, above average, meticulous, great manners, extremely theral,. Miraculous results. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Joseph Vacca – Jun 16, 2021
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Excelente cirujano.muy profesional y amistoso. Demuestra mucha dedicación y experiencia con los pacientes.Su staff es muy bueno. Fui recientemente operado de hernia inguinal y lo recomiendo sin dudas...Robert Ravazzani
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Robert Ravazzani – Jul 09, 2020
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Mi name is R. Ravazzani I have open inguinal hernia and Dr. Garcia did an excellent work. Well assisted, no pain and rapid recovery. I Recommend him with no doubts. He is also a great person, honet, friendly and very professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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ROBERT RAVAZZANI – Jul 02, 2020
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I've had GI issues for years, where I chewed pepto bismol like it was candy. After ignoring the symptoms for years, I started having consistent abdominal pain and heartburn and through online reviews chose Dr. Garcia. I couldn't have made a better choice. His office staff is fantastic (shout out to Barbara and the other staff) and they worked to get me in quickly for a tele-visit during COVID a few days later. Dr. Garcia spent tons of time discussing with me my symptoms and reviewing previous medical history to ensure he had a complete view of my symptoms and decided to perform a HIDA scan of my gallbladder because he thought he noticed something on my CT (which I'll point out other doctors had said was normal). Dr. Garcia's hunch turned out to be correct and my gallbladder was operating at a very low percentage. Surgery went fantastic, no abdominal pain, and super minimal scarring at the tiny incisions a few weeks in. 5 Star Doctor - I only wish I could make him my PCP too!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tanner – Jul 01, 2020
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Thank you so much . Stay well.
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Dr Garcia could not have been any better. I brought my wife to see him after she was in a car accident and the seatbelt ripped open s previously repaired Ventral Hernia. We drove over 140 miles from the other coast to see him. He spent a lot of time going over her injuries including a ultrasound which he explained very thoroughly. We scheduled the surgery and my wife just had the procedure. He came to the waiting room and explained the procedure and was very excited about how well it went. His bedside manner is second to none and I am so thankful I did research and found this very professional surgeon. Thanks Dr Garcia for taking such good care of my wife.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Gregory Solum – Sep 23, 2019
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I went to see Dr. Garcia in January 2019 about a chronic condition from which I was experiencing. His bedside manner, reassurance and kindness were second to none. After careful examination, he recommended an outpatient surgery that has so far alleviated the condition. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Jul 12, 2019
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I can’t really say a lot about him . I had huge expectations on this doctor . I haven’t seen him or heard from him since 30 min before surgery. Not one follow up call and forget about passing by to see you after surgery. Thank God procedure went fairly well because since I paid in advance for procedure he does not really need to talk to me . I m totally shock by the lack of humanity from this doctor. I think the before, procedure and after are important aspects of the patient and doctor relationships. I can’t say good things about him
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Diana Giraldo in Aventura , FL – May 15, 2019
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Dr García performed double hernia operation on me very professional, facility was clean modern staff attentive was amazing, Dr has gentle touch unrushed and great bedside manner both pre-op and post-up, I highly recommend him and the staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Victor in Miami, FL – Mar 21, 2019
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Doctor Garcia was very nice and knowledgeable about my condition. He examined me and told me what I had in 5mins . Scheduled surgery, after the 20 minute surgery I felt fantastic.... I’m back to normal and wish I met this doctor a year ago.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Ken Wolf in Hollywood , FL – Mar 15, 2019
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Dr Garcia was wonderful to my husband. After confirming diagnosis, surgery to correct my husband’s pain and suffering was explained in detail, then scheduled. The staff was great, too. The surgery was just as Dr Garcia described it would be and my husband can now enjoy life again. Thank you so much Dr Alvaro Garcia! We are blessed to have met you! ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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S Wolf in Hollywood , FL – Mar 13, 2019
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Dr. Alvaro Garcia is an amazing surgeon with a great bed side manner, a lovely office staff, and top notch surgery centers. Despite having a busy practice, his staff at both office locations is always hospitable and welcoming, and you will always be seen in timely fashion. I would be doing such an incredible disservice if I didn’t elaborate on our experience with Dr. Garcia and how lucky we were to find him, but suffice it to say that I would recommend him. See full review on other sites.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Stephanie Smith in Cooper City, FL – Jan 30, 2019
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I am a 50 year old woman that was suffering from Fecal incontinence . My life was miserable. Dr Garcia Placed a Sacral Nerve Simulator . He explained to me with detail how the procedure was done and put me at ease . I no longer have fecal incontinence, I have my life back . I am so happy. I am so grateful to him for his excellent service , his besides manners and his surgical skills. I would recommend him without any Hesitation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nohora in Pembroke Pines, FL – Sep 08, 2018
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I has been a pleasure to be able to help you.
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Dr Garcia was able to treat my pain in the rectal area surgery . I recovered very fast and I no longer has any pain or discomfort . He explained to me how the surgery was done and all risk and benefits. I was very comfortable and at ease undergoing to the procedure, Bu they way he treated my father as well
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lucy in Hialleah, FL – Sep 05, 2018
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Dr Garcia was amazing, I had a ventral hernia and it was done very well, very nice healing and very little pain
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mario Richards Varela in Miami – Sep 05, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Peter – Jul 05, 2018
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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 solve my problems with his correct methodology and returned me back to my normal life. Dr. Garcia is the best and I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Claritza Berroa in Hollywood – Jun 15, 2018
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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 after surgery to start eating small amounts of food. Start with yogurt-jello-pudding for the first 24 hours it will allow the Linx to open and close. It's very important to eat 4-6 small meals a day un
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michelle Riggsby in Hollywood, FL – Jul 28, 2017
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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 dotor. Looking forward to a successful surgery and will post again after follow-up visit.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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James in Clewiston, FL – May 09, 2017
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Young, but super experience, I believe he saved my life, he found and fixed números problems in my colon, also visited me numerous times while my stay at the hospital, my pain was very minimal and my wounds are healing great, If you are looking for an experience surgeon look no further.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Jaime A. Pinillos in Lake Placid, FL – Mar 05, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am a board certified General surgeon with fellowship training. I have  built a weight-loss program alongside a team of doctors to focus on patient...Read more

Biography

Since opening his Pembroke Pines practice in 2009, Dr. Alvaro Garcia has become a trusted leader in bariatrics and colorectal surgery. Dr. Garcia has treated...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Universidad Central De Venezuela, Escuela De Medicine Luis Razetti
Medical School
2006
Orlando Med Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Georgetown U MC
Residency Hospital
2001
Yale New Haven Hospital
Internship Hospital
2001
Yale/U Conn
Internship Hospital
1997
Universidad Central De Venezuela--Luis Razetti, Escuela De Medicine Luis Razetti
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Awards

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Alvaro Garcia, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Garcia has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Alvaro Garcia, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Garcia frequently treats Ventral Hernia, Lipomas, and Inguinal Hernia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Garcia treats.

Where is Dr. Alvaro Garcia, MD's office located?

Dr. Garcia's office is located at 2253 N University Dr, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Alvaro Garcia, MD speak?

Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish, Italian, and English. View profile to see all.

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Garcia is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Memorial Hospital Miramar

Miramar, FL

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Memorial Hospital Pembroke

Pembroke Pines, FL

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

Memorial Hospital West

Pembroke Pines, FL

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received