Dr. Melissa Alvarez-Downing, MD

Dr. Melissa Alvarez-Downing, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 40
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Dr. Melissa Alvarez-Downing, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Newark, NJ and has been practicing for 5 years. She graduated from MT SINAI SCH OF MED OF NY UNIV in 2005 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery and general surgery.Read her story

90 Bergen St # 7100

Newark, NJ 07103

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • America's Choice Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Clover Health
  • Devon Health
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • 6 More

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No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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Dr. Alvarez-Downing's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hemorrhoids
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez-Downing treats Hemorrhoids more than 77% of her peers

Dr. Alvarez-Downing treats this condition more than 77% of her peers

Destruction of Anal Tumor
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez-Downing performs Destruction of Anal Tumor more than 71% of her peers

Dr. Alvarez-Downing performs this procedure more than 71% of her peers

Colon and Rectal Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvarez-Downing performs Colon and Rectal Surgery more than 54% of her peers

Dr. Alvarez-Downing performs this procedure more than 54% of her peers

Dr. Alvarez-Downing's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abscess
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal Disorders
Anal Fissure
Anal Fistula
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anal Prolapse
Anorectal Abscess
Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
Cancer
Colectomy
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Colorectal Cancer
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Destruction of Anal Tumor
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hemorrhoids
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparotomy
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
Rectovaginal Fistula
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)
Secondary Malignancies
Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

Biography

"Melissa Alvarez-Downing, MD, is a colorectal surgeon who received a bachelor of science in chemistry from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. She was awarded her medical degree from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2005, and comp...

Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

  • 2013
    Cleveland Clinic Florida
    Fellowship Hospital
    2013
  • 2010
    Saint Barnabas Medical Center
    Residency Hospital
    2010
  • 2005
    MT SINAI SCH OF MED OF NY UNIV
    Medical School
    2005
  • 2000
    Sam Houston State University
    Undergraduate School
    2000

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: closed
    • Wed: closed
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
America's Choice Health Plans
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Clover Health
Devon Health
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
HealthFirst
ABCD HMO
Medicaid
Medicare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Prime Health Services
Three Rivers Provider Network
United Healthcare
Basic Plan