Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 51

Dr. Alvernia
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Brain and Spine Associates

1908 ROYAL AVE Monroe, LA 71201

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Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Monroe, LA and has over 29 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.

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Dr. Alvernia is affiliated with Monroe Surgical Hospital Monroe, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Alvernia's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvernia treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 92% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Herniated Disc
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvernia treats Herniated Disc more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Alvernia treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvernia treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Alvernia treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Alvernia's conditions and procedures:

  • Adult Brain Tumor
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Lesion
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Hematoma
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Muscle Strain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Meningiomas
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Numbness
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Transphenoidal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Upper Extremity Pain
  • XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Procedure

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Dr. Alvernia accepts the following insurance:

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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
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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

Dr. Alvernia's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alvernia

4.9

Based on 141 ratings

5 Stars
97.16312056737588%
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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I was suffering from severe neck pain and tingling in my left arm. I went to my family doctor and he ordered an MRI. He immediately referred me to Dr. Alvernia. Dr. Alvernia ordered physical therapy and a variety of tests to pinpoint my problem. He was thorough in his examinations and took the time to ask me questions. He and his staff never treated me as a patient but as a member of their family. I would recommend anyone suffering with any sort of spinal pain to visit Dr. Alvernia.
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Ray – Jan 05, 2022
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I had the best treatment. Staff and Dr. Alvernia took time to make sure that everyone was done. I have had back pain for over 20 years. This is the first time in 20 years that I have been pain free!! I'm thankful for Haley sending me to this doctor. I would recommend him the anyone!! Very through and drew out the picture and made sure that everything was great!!
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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G.Brantley – Dec 17, 2021
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came to the clinic by recommendation of Dr. Thomas Colvin for chronic neck pain and Dr Alvernia and his staff recommended surgery so I had surgery on 10/17/2021 and now the chronic neck pain is gone. I would highly recommend Dr Alvernia and his staff if you find yourself in need of a spine specialist because I am now pain free. Dr. Alvernia and his staff was very warm and friendly and very informant on every visit. Thank 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
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Darrell Carroll – Dec 15, 2021
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I could not have been more pleased with the care that I have received. Beginning with the very first consultation I was impressed with Dr. Alvernia's demeanor. Dr. Alvernia took the time to talk to me and come up with a treatment plan that was the best for me! I received the targeted radiation of the brain tumor that I had right here locally and didn't have to travel out of state for treatment. I was so pleased with the results. Dr. Alvernia and his staff have provided exceptional care from start to finish!!
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Cheryl Jones – Oct 22, 2021
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I had a very thorough and positive experience. Everything was explained throughout the whole process.
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F.Carroll – Oct 04, 2021
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Dr. Alvernia is great. He explained well and even draws a picture. I had to undergo another back surgery that included it to be done in two parts. He went from the front and then the back side. I believe the procedure was called ALIF and then fusion in back side. Dr. Alvernia is very smart!!
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F. Christman – Sep 29, 2021
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He took plenty of time to explain the process prior to surgery, I have had great success. No back pain. Surgery day went great. Janelle always goes out of her way to take good care of you! Highly recommend
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Aug 24, 2021
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Dr. Alvernia is a very polite and concern about your condition and health.
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
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Angie Slaughter – Aug 19, 2021
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I've had previous 2 back surgeries with another neurosurgeon and the surgery was unsuccessful. I've endured back pain for a long time. I went to Glenwood ER in April 2021 with the back pain and was about to be released home and Dr. Alvernia was consulted. Thank God for this because he took his time and followed me thoroughly until I had another back surgery with a new procedure where he went from my side and repaired what was previously done in my other two surgeries. I walked out of the hospital with no pain medication and has been pain free since. I wished that I would have known about Dr. Alvernia before I ever had another surgery. He takes his time and cares. That means alot!!
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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S. Jones – Aug 05, 2021
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After 40 years of back pain that fluctuated, I sought help and was referred to Alvernia by an orthopedic MD. I also had friends that have undergone back surgery with him with successful outcomes. We exhausted conservative treatments without any relief. I didn't want to be "cut on" but ultimately had to. I am 6 weeks out of surgery and I am on the road to recovery.
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B. Clark – Jul 02, 2021
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After 12 years of off and on back pain with the last year being chronic, Dr. Alvenia removed a herniated disc at L5-S1 by going in from the front and the back to place the spacer and stabilize it. This surgery went off with no complications and 8 weeks later the severe pain is gone and I'm almost back to normal. I can't thank him enough.
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B.W – Jul 02, 2021
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Dr. Alvernia did great job with my surgery. I have herniated disc and was in a lot of pain. He is very knowledge and explain in detail and even drew a picture of the procedure. The office staff is great and Janelle goes the extra mile and makes the visits enjoyable!!
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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J. Cruse – Jul 02, 2021
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I would recommend Dr. Alvernia for anyone that is having problems. He did my brain surgery and recovering well at this time. And he is not bad to look at!!
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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S. Thompson – Jul 01, 2021
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Dr. Alvernia is very professional, explained the procedure well, great bedside manner. His office staff is amazing. Had long wait times for appointments. Would have liked more details about specific restrictions during recovery.
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Jun 24, 2021
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Dr Alvernia was everything that we expected. after his first visit he went over what was needed to what it would take to fix the problem, He was very informative and explained all that was needed, He keep us up to date on the whole process. We are very please with the out come.
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Jack Jackson – Jun 09, 2021
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Dr. Alvernia is a very friendly and concerned doctor who REALLY CARES about his patients! He is very easy to talk to and took a lot of time talking with us before and after the surgery. We are so blessed to have had him do the surgery and could not be happier with the results. We highly recommend Dr. Alvernia to anyone who is seeking a caring and competent surgeon!
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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Charlotte and Stanley Smith – Mar 09, 2021
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I highly recommend Dr. Alvernia. He did a 3 level cervical fusion on me in December 2020. I am healing great and feel that I received the best care possible right here in Monroe LA. I will recommend he and his staff to anyone needing his expertise. His staff is always friendly and caring . I am very pleased with his attention to detail, professionalism, compassion and after care follow up.
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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T. Prrry – Jan 13, 2021
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Amazing experience from beginning to end. My back pain is completely gone at this time. I could not be more pleased with the experience. Dr. Alvernia was very thorough and explained all the details very well. Recovery was great!! I would recommend Dr. Alvernia to anyone.
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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D. Williams – Dec 15, 2020
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Dr. Alvernia performed mult-level spinal fusion. I was in severe pain before the surgery. My pain is gone since the surgery and I am gaining strength every day. I would highly recommend Dr. Alvernia and his staff. Jenelle is great.
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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T Moore – Dec 03, 2020
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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
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Patrick & Andrea Ruhl – Dec 01, 2020
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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
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Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Alvernia frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Herniated Disc, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Alvernia treats.

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Dr. Alvernia's office is located at 1908 ROYAL AVE, Monroe, LA 71201. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Brain and Spine Associates

Brain and Spine Associates1908 ROYAL AVE Monroe, LA 71201
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Glenwood Regional Medical Center

West Monroe, LA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

Monroe Surgical Hospital

Monroe, LA

89% Patient Experience Rating, 20% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Saint Francis Medical Center

Monroe, LA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

St. Francis P & S Surgery & Heart Center

Monroe, LA

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)