Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD

Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 48
Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Monroe, LA and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Pontifical University Javeriana / Faculty Of Medicine in 1993 and specializes in neurosurgery, neurological skull base surgery, and more.Read his story

2408 Duval Dr Ste 2

Monroe, LA 71201

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Dr. Alvernia's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Alvernia "Dr. Alvernia is a Board certified neurosurgeon who is internationally educated and trained. After graduating with honors from medical school, Dr. Alvernia completed his neurosurgical residency at Tulane Medical School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Additionally, Dr. Alvernia completed a neurosurgical residency (Valedictorian) in Bogota, Colombia. From 2001-2003 he completed a fellowship in brain tumors in Lyon, France, training under the world renowned Dr. Marc Sindou. Prior to entering Tulane Medical School and completing his neurosurgical residency, Dr. Alvernia studied microsurgery-neuroanatomy as a research fellow at the University of Illinois in Peoria, Illinois. He also served on the teaching faculty of the university. During his neurosurgical residency at Tulane Medical School, Dr. Alvernia operated both at Tulane Medical Center and University Hospital. As was the case with most medical personnel, Dr. Alvernia was evacuated to Houston, Texas during Hurricane Katrina to work in his field of training at Ben Taub Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, and the Veteran's Administration Hospital. Although he is trained in the most current neurosurgical procedures, Dr. Alvernia continues to attend seminars throughout the United States assuring he is on the cutting edge for all neurosurgical procedures. He specializes in spine conditions, brain tumors, and nerve disorders. Other conditions treated by Dr. Alvernia are neck and back pain; herniated lumbar and cervical disk; lumbar and cervical stenosis, carpal tunnel syndrome; and spinal deformities. Dr. Alvernia has worked in Fort Smith, Arkansas as a neurosurgeon and holds a medical license to operate in Arkansas and Louisiana. He has worked for the past six years in Northeast Louisiana and was honored with the 2015, 2017 and 2018 Health Care Heroes/Neurosurgeon Award for Northeast Louisiana. He currently holds an appointment as Neurosurgery Associate Faculty member in the Neurosurgery Department at the University of Mississippi. He has written more than 40 publications in international peer review journals as well as several chapters in Neurosurgery textbooks. In addition, he serves as an ad hoc reviewer or editor for national and international neurosurgery journals and neurosurgery books. Dr. Alvernia is fluent in English, Spanish, and French."
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4  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

39  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
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19  Procedures

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  • Pontifical University Javeriana / Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Tulane University Of Louisiana
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Tulane University Of Louisiana
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Universite Claude Bernard Lyon I
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Pontifical University Javeriana / Faculty Of Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Jorge Alvernia, MD
Dr. Alvernia is a thorough physician when it comes to patient care. Dr. Alvernia explained in detail what I needed to have done and even drew a picture to help me understand better. I really appreciate the fact that he made sure that my overall health was strong enough to withstand surgery. The...Read More
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Albert Sistrunk in Rayville, LA – Sep 17, 2018
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I never felt rushed when I was in his office. Took a lot of time explaining the procedure and recovery.
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Shonda Gray in Dubach, LA – Sep 11, 2018
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Information was very well delivered.
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Sam in Ruston, LA – Sep 10, 2018
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I suffered from neck pain since January of this year. I went to see Dr. Alvernia and he fixed my neck and I am now pain free. I would highly recommend Dr. Alvernia to anyone having spine issues. He is a very detailed and personable physician and he explained everything to me in detail and I had no...Read More
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Monica Benjamin in Monroe, LA – Aug 21, 2018
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My father in law will need another surgery on his back soon and I will be recommending Dr. Alvernia to him.
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Amy Flanagan in West Monroe , LA – Aug 15, 2018
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