Dr. Jaime Alvarez, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Alvarez
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Southwest Florida Neurosurgical & Rehab Associates

12700 Creekside Ln Ste 101 Fort Myers, FL 33919

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(239) 432-0774

Dr. Jaime Alvarez, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Fort Myers, FL and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Alvarez has more experience with Spine and Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Upstate Medical University/ College of Health Professions medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Cape Coral Hospital and Gulf Coast Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Alvarez to book an appointment.


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Dr. Alvarez accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
AvMed
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 71% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 21 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Alvarez treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez treats Low Back Pain more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Alvarez treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Pathological Spine Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez treats Pathological Spine Fracture more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Alvarez treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 62% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Brain Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez performs Brain Surgery more than 73% of their peers

Dr. Alvarez performs this procedure more than 73% of their peers

Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 67% of their peers

Dr. Alvarez performs this procedure more than 67% of their peers

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez performs Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal more than 48% of their peers

Dr. Alvarez performs this procedure more than 48% of their peers

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Dr. Alvarez's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuroplasty
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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4.4

Based on 68 ratings

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Dr. Alvarez did a great job from the first office visit, through the diagnosis, until the successful surgery. Herniated disk, and spinal stenosis caused pain shooting down my leg all the way to my foot. Dr. Alvarez repaired the damage and immediately after surgery all the pain was gone. Soon I was walking 3 to 4 miles a day. And now I am back to playing golf and tennis. Thanks Dr. Alvarez!
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Gerry – Mar 08, 2020
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I had a great experience from the first time i contacted this office to my post op appointments. Dr Alvarez was kind and caring and knowledgeable and I would not hesitate to come here again.
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Feb 19, 2020
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I was involved in a motor vehicle accident and have had numerous tests, procedures as well as three surgeries in less than six months. As such, it was essential for me to choose the best surgeon available (he’s over an hour from my home but well worth the drive). As part of my due diligence I have seen three Neurosurgeons and am thankful I was referred to Dr. Alvarez; he is clearly the surgeon for me! Thank you again Doctor for taking the time to explain everything in such detail and for your genuine compassion.
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Robert Popoff – Jan 23, 2020
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I have been told by two drs that the surgery he did on L-2 that he did not remove enough bone... on top of all my other issues my pain is now debilatating....
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Michael Perrotta – Jan 16, 2020
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I thank dr Alvarez for all he has done and his assistant Alex they are wonderful. I feel so much better than i did before. It has transformed my life completely. The staff is also wonderful i recommend dr Alvarez 100 percent. Thank you.
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Jan 01, 2020
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Dr Alvarez di surgery on my herniated disk.. It was amazingly painless and healing time was minimal.. his staff was equally amazing..
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Steve Clark – Dec 12, 2019
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Dr Alvarez was a life saver. He and his staff did as great job on my removing my brain tumor. It was non cancerous. .
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Dec 03, 2019
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For really fixed me up wonderful...thank you a million miracle i am blessed and so thankful.
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Nov 10, 2019
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Wish I could give a 0 rating. PLEASE do not waste time or money on this ‘person’... spent less than 2 minutes with me back in November. Found I have c spine stenosis and a frontal lobe brain tumor. I wanted his to realize how serious this is esp with the blacking our and trouble I have with balance and finding words. He ABSOLUTELY did not SIMPLY bc the one MRI needed a request from him and he made CLEAR he doesn’t do requests nor medication. Please if you’re in a desperate situation DO NOT EXPECT HELP FROM THE ONE... he will make you feel WORSE then after the anxiety and fear this diagnosis brings. I am also in the process of recovering the $602.00 from his first appt. now I’m filing a complaint with the medical board and BBB
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Colleen Turner – Aug 20, 2019
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I am very pleased with the professional treatment by Dr. Alvarez and the complete attending staff. Dr. Alvarez saved my life I was almost paralyzed and he did two implants C5-6 and C6-7, my surgery was successful. The doctor diagnosed my symptoms and explained every detail to me so I understood what to expect before and after my surgery. They answered all of my questions. I put my full faith and trust in Dr. Alvarez and highly recommend him and his staff.
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Raquel Pines – Jul 16, 2019
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Mar 21, 2019
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When you are having someone operate on your spine you want someone like Dr. Alvarez to do the operation as he answers all the questions with common sense answers. During the office visits and the visits in the hospital he was very professional and I'm completely satisfied with the results as the pain I had for several months has completely gone away.
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Edmund Doyle in SANIBEL, FL – Feb 20, 2019
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Dr. Alvarez and his staff are very professional and kind. He performed my lower back surgery in April 2018, implanting a rod and screws, and I started back to work mid September 2018 after not working for 2 yrs.; I am forever grateful.
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C. R. Peterson in Lehigh Acres , FL – Feb 19, 2019
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Ddr Alvarez was amazing, His staff was helpful and made me comfortable even when pain levels were extreme prior to my surgery. i have had zero pain since the surgery Thank you Doc
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Steve Clark – Jan 11, 2019
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Dr. Alvarez was the only doctor who believed he could fix me. I waited 13 years to be fixed, the doctor was amazing and so is the staff at the office and hospital
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Nancy W – Dec 29, 2018
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My experience could not have been better. Everyone went above and beyond.
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matt Purdy – Nov 28, 2018
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So far we've seen Dr. Alvarez twice and both times he was incredibly informative as was his P.A. Couldn't have asked for a more thorough exam and conversation. Praying the surgery goes well
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Linda Lou in Sebring, FL – Jul 28, 2018
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Excellent care, excellent results! Pain free, for the first time in 6 months! Dr. Alvarez and staff are amazing! (care at Gulf Coast Hospital was also excellent! Thank you, Dr. Alvarez!
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G.C. in Fort Myers, FL – Jun 29, 2018
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Staff was amazing from beginning to end! I am extremely happy.
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Crystal Darling in Fort Myers, FL – May 19, 2018
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Doc Alvarez and staff are at the top of the game. Awesome from start to finish. Took great care of me. I would recommend them to anyone looking for help within their field of service. A++++++.
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Christopher S Koehn in Fort Myers, FL – May 18, 2018
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Alvarez, Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, joined Southwest Florida Neurosurgical Associates in 1999. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American College of Spine Surgeons, the C...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Hospital Of Cleveland
Residency Hospital
1992
Upstate Medical University/ College of Health Professions
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Southwest Florida Neurosurgical & Rehab Associates

Southwest Florida Neurosurgical & Rehab Associates12700 Creekside Ln Ste 101 Fort Myers, FL 33919
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Cape Coral Hospital

Cape Coral, FL

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Gulf Coast Medical Center

Fort Myers, FL

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Hendry Regional Medical Center

Clewiston, FL

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Lee Memorial Hospital

Fort Myers, FL

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)