Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 50
  
Dr. Alvernia
Accepting new patients

Brain and Spine Associates

2408 Duval Dr Monroe, LA 71201

Make an Appointment

Show Phone Number

Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Monroe, LA and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Pontifical University Javeriana / Faculty of Medicine medical school in 1993. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Glenwood Regional Medical Center and Monroe Surgical Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Alvernia to book an appointment.


Compare with other Neurosurgery Specialists

Compare Dr. Alvernia with our nearby Neurosurgery Specialists at Ochsner Medical Center.

Make an appointment at Ochsner Medical Center today at (504) 345-1172.

provider hospital

These providers are on the medical staff of Ochsner Medical Center.

Dr. Alvernia's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alvernia

4.9

Based on 124 ratings

5 Stars
96.7741935483871%
(120)
4 Stars
0.8064516129032258%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
2.4193548387096775%
(3)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Alvernia?
(Select your rating)
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply Flag
I love this office, the staff is absolutely spectacular! Dr. Alvernia, Courtney, Janelle all have such a pleasant outlook! Dr. Alvernia is thorough and attentive. Ms. Janelle is your go to person, she goes above and beyond anything you could possibly need.
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
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Patrick & Andrea Ruhl – Dec 01, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr Alvernia and his staff are tier 1 medical professionals. you can call anytime come in anytime dr alvernia spends as much time as needs you never felt rushed or that any was over looked. I had a 360 L5 S1 spinal fusion this year all of my lower back and leg pain are gone had the surgery at Glenwood med in west Monroe its great to have such talented Neurosurgen in Monroe. I would recommend Dr Alvernia and staff to anyone.
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
  • Long wait times
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
J.Stanley – Oct 27, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD?
Reply Flag
Would highly recommend Dr Alvernia and his staff. Had thought about going to Shreveport for surgery am glad I read the reviews. From the beginning with getting the appointment set up with Janelle through the surgery and afterwards I felt like I was the only patient they had (although other patients were in the office). Dr Alvernia is VERY patient and spends the time to answer any question I had about the surgery, the recovery and beyond. He also goes into detail about the possible complications from doing the surgery. At no point did I feel uncomfortable or question doing the surgery at all. I knew when I walked about of the consultation it was the right decision. Anytime I had questions and called in they were answered patiently and completely. I am very happy we have a doctor of this quality in Monroe!
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
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Oct 08, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD?
Reply Flag
I am a US Marine Corps Veteran. Over 8 years ago I had my initial back surgery with the VA. They severely messed my back up, even more so than it was before the surgery. They hid it for 8 years until it became prevalent that I could not continue to function that way any longer. After being shrugged off for the last time by the Shreveport Overton Brooks VA Neurosurgery, I made many phone calls researching Neurosurgeons. My last call was to Dr. Alvernia's office where his primary nurse, Ms. Jenelle, answered the phone. Ms. Jenelle and Dr. Alvernia from that point on, fought for me, everyday. They gave me hope and made my wife and I believe that there was light at the end of this 8 year long tunnel of misery. I have never met a more, first and foremost, caring and organized, detailed, and meticulous Doctor in my life. Let alone his staff to go along with it. I would recommend Dr. Alvernia over ANYONE in this area, state, or region hands down above anyone else. AMAZING & Thank U
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
  • Long wait times
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Daniel T. – Sep 30, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr. Alvernia is a professional and very caring. He takes time to explain all the medical wording. We are from Alexandria. It is definitely worth the drive. I 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
  • Long wait times
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
EB – Aug 26, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD?
Reply Flag
i am very glad to say that i have enjoyed every moment of this experience. The staff and Dr. A were so amazing! He explained everything to me clearly before the surgery and he has done a great job following up and being available for any questions and concerns i may have had. He is an amazing DR and i really am glad to know that we have such an awesome gift right here in Monroe.
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
  • Long wait times
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Stonewall Hunter, Jr – Aug 21, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD?
Reply Flag
Absolutely!!! The staff is amazing. Janelle goes above and beyond. Dr. Alvernia never makes you feel rushed. This was my 3rd cervical surgery with my 3rd surgeon and hands down the best experience yet. He's very cautious and not "knife happy" like some others. The treatment before and after makes you feel like they care about your well being. If you're on the fence, just call. They'll put all your worries to rest.
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
  • Long wait times
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Ginger McGaha – Aug 21, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD?
Reply Flag
Awesome the staff is fantastic Janelle is a Gem, very helpful, Mrs. Courtney Super, Dr. Alvernia Best Doctor ever, l could hardly walk, he found l had some bad disks in my neck, which could have caused paralysis, l had no l idea l thought it was just my back, l can get out of bed now, and he also helped the curve in my lumbar region, you have nothing to lose but the pain and get a better quality of life??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Diane King – Aug 01, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr. Alvernia is excellent physician!!! I was in terrible pain and thought that there was going to be no help from me at all. I met my internet guy and told me to come to see Dr. Alvernia. I thank God that he was placed in my path. I am now pain free and appreciate all the thorough care that i received not only form him but his staff is excellent as well.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Joan Stafford – Jul 31, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD?
Reply Flag
I had an excellent experience with Dr Alvernia and his staff. The first day I came to his office he explain every little thing. He drew pictures and made copies to take with me. Janelle work tirelessly with the VA to get me approved for everything. Janelle made my experience a stress free one. Dr Alvernia was very hands on. He is very thorough. He will answer every question, concerns and but your mind to easy. The day of my surgery he explained. He explained everything to me and my family before surgery and talked to my family after. When I got moved to my room after recovery he called the nurse every few hours to check on me. From day one I was never in the dark about everything. They keep you informed about everything.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Susan McWilliams – Mar 11, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD?
Reply Flag
I have been very impressed with Dr. Alvernia and his office staff. My first visit to him was because of nerve pain in both legs. I had already been to my GP, the Pain Clinic, and was in physical therapy but nothing helped. Through and MRI and other tests Dr. Alvernia determined I need spinal fusion. Extra precautions needed to be taken for my surgery because I have MS and a paralyzed vocal cord. He conferred with my Neurologist and ENT concerning these and took the necessary steps needed to ensure a successful outcome. I appreciate the time he gives to explain exactly what will take place during the surgery, the possible problems, and the recovery time. He was very concerned about infection and took steps to minimize the possibility. In my case it turned out that S1 and L5 were fused around the nerve. He had to open this up. Using pins and screws he fused S1 and L5 and L5 and L4. I am completely pain free and will be recommending Dr. Alvernia to anyone needing back surgery.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
Beth Chandler – Mar 06, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD?
Reply Flag
I had wonderful experience. Dr.Alvernia checked every aspect on my back prior to having my surgery. I felt very confident in him doing my surgery. His staff is very professional and I would recommend him to anyone. He actually cared about me as a patient and well after my surgery and that meant the world to me!!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Gloria Roberts – Feb 21, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr. Alvernia and his staff are always courteous and very pleasant. They are very knowledge and informative. I've had neck problems for a long time and Dr. Alvernia made me feel comfortable. He drew pictures for me and made me feel very confident in what he was doing. The post care was wonderful and he always made sure that I was doing 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
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
T. Buford – Feb 07, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr. Alvernia is excellent. Highly recommend him as a physician. His staff has always been helpful and lovely to see when i have appointments. He just did my spinal fusion surgery and he treated me with utmost care. His concerns for me during this time was demonstrated well. His communication with my family during and after surgery was excellent.
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
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option1
Diane Howard in Baskin, LA – Jan 17, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD?
Reply Flag
I'm a 70 year old woman with a history of low back pain. About 6 month ago pain started to go into hips and legs. Spinal injections and physical therapy were only short term help. When I saw Dr.Alvernia he said I had severe spinal stenosis and scoliosis. Dr. Alvernia did spinal fusion surgery in Dec. 2019 at Glenwood. I'm now pain free and walking and getting back normal activities. Dr. Alvernia and his staff are top of the line. I'm so glad I didn't have to go out of town for treatment.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
MT – Jan 14, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr Alvernia and his staff are amazing!! I had back surgery on Nov 5,2019. He spent so much time with me, he explained the procedure and answered all of my questions. He takes care of his parents before and after surgery. Great experience!!! His staff is so friendly.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
K Pace – Jan 08, 2020
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD?
Reply Flag
Dr Alvernia was very thorough, patient, attentive, and knowledgeable. All the traits (and more) that made us feel at ease to deal with the process of pre-surgery, surgery, and post-surgery. We highly recommend Dr. Alvernia.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
Mitchell Jackson – Dec 24, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD?
Reply Flag
In January I started noticing pain in my left leg and it progressively got worse. By April I was only sleeping a couple of hours a night. After an evaluation Dr Alvernia asked me if I wanted PT or injections. You see, the Dr does not rush to cut. Even my PT told me this. I tried PT, dry needle therapy and injections before I could not take the pain any more. Never once did he push me to have surgery. He told me that I would let him know when it was time. Due to needing to make it to a year at work, I had to wait till Sept for my surgery. The care he provided before, during and after my surgery was top notch. He is the only one that touches your bandages. The nurses at P&S had the upmost respect for him. It’s been 7 weeks since my surgery and I’ve been pain free since waking up in recovery. I can’t go without mentioning his staff, especially Janell... she was so supportive and encouraging. I don’t understand why anyone would go to Shreveport when you can get top notch care in town!!!
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
Julie Bowe – Nov 16, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD?
Reply Flag
Was having excruciating pain in right leg due to pinched nerve. I am now pain free thanks to Dr. Alvernia and the surgery he performed on me. I highly recommend Dr. Alvernia to everyone and his office staff are super nice.
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
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Debra Milstead – Nov 16, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD?
Reply Flag
My experience with Dr. Alvernia was excellent. He was very informative about my surgery. We knew what to expect from the surgery and recovery. The office staff were very helpful in setting my surgery up and then following up with me after the surgery.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
Lorri Weaver – Nov 01, 2019
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Alvernia?

About Me

Biography

Dr. Alvernia is a Board certified neurosurgeon who is internationally educated and trained. After graduating with honors from medical school, Dr. Alvernia...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2010
Tulane University of Louisiana
Residency Hospital
2006
Tulane University of Louisiana
Internship Hospital
2004
Universite Claude Bernard Lyon I
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Pontifical University Javeriana / Faculty of Medicine
1993
Pontifical University Javeriana / Faculty of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

What other Neurosurgery Specialists practice nearby?

Where is Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD's office located?

What languages does Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD speak?

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Louisiana
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Check Dr. Alvernia's experience treating your condition or procedure

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Alvernia accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(318) 509-8808

Dr. Alvernia accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Vantage Health Plan

Locations

Brain and Spine Associates

Brain and Spine Associates2408 Duval Dr Monroe, LA 71201
1
;