Dr. Alvaro Garcia, MD

Dr. Alvaro Garcia, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
44 y/o

Accepting new patients

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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601 N Flamingo Rd Ste 308

Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
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Accepted insurance

  • 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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Dr. Garcia's Experience

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

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."


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  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • 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 Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Ventral Hernia


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  • 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
  • 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 Biopsy
  • Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair
  • da Vinci® Colectomy


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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

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  • 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

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2017 Five Star Recipient for Appendectomy

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Dr. Garcia's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Garcia to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Garcia's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Hollywood, FL |
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
in Clewiston, FL |
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.
in Lake Placid, FL |
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.
in Naples, Florida |
Dr.Garcia is one of the most approachable physicians I have ever consulted with. My concern was severity and difficulty in diagnosing as well, Dr. Garcia set my mind at ease, ordered tests, and assured me he would find it! He is one of those physicians that are innate healers, born to be in their field. I drive from the West coast to see him and it is worth every second of the trip. I assure anyone who has a difficult problem with abdominal issues, to visit this young, brilliant M.D
in Miami, FL |
Sorry I didn't see this space for comment on my first review. I put off my surgery for some time and just lived with my hemorrhoid issues. Then I could not any longer. I did my research and chose Dr Garcia for my operation. I am thankful that I did. HIs professionalism and bedside manner made the ordeal easier to manage. It not the easiest of subjects or procedures. My operation was over a year ago and I am glad to report, no issues. My life is much better now Thank you Dr. Garcia.
Thank you for kind comments. I am glad you are doing well Dr Garcia
in Miramar, FL |
I researched Dr. Garcia online after finding the surgeon I was referred to was on medical leave. I consider myself extremely picky when it comes to doctors & am delighted Dr. Garcia exceeded all my expectations. Dr. G is very attentive, thorough, compassionate, knowledgeable, informative, includes his patients in their care, doesn't make you feel rushed, & is down to earth. He cares for the whole patient. His bedside manner is exceptional. His office staff is extremely friendly & caring. A+++
It is my mission to help and make patients feel comfortable. Thank you for your comments Dr Garcia
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Dr. Garcia accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • 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
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  • MultiPlan
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Hospitals where Dr. Garcia has admitting privileges

Plantation General Hospital
401 NW 42nd Ave
Plantation, FL 33317
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Memorial Hospital West
703 N Flamingo Rd
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028
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Memorial Hospital Pembroke
7800 Sheridan St
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
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Memorial Hospital Miramar
1901 SW 172nd Ave
Miramar, FL 33029
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