Dr. Melissa Alvarez-Downing, MD

Dr. Melissa Alvarez-Downing, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 39
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Dr. Melissa Alvarez-Downing, MD is a general surgery specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 13 years. She graduated from Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of Ny Univ in 2005 and specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery.

5255 Loughboro Rd NW

Washington, DC 20016

Contact Information

(202) 243-2280

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Anal or Rectal Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers
Anal Disorders
high
more than 84% of peers
Hemorrhoids
normal
more than 77% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

23  Conditions Treated

20  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • 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
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of Ny Univ
    Medical School | Graduated 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alvarez-Downing has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alvarez-Downing's Reviews

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Dr. Alvarez-Downing's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

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  • Answers questions

    POOR
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    POOR
  • Office environment

    FAIR
  • Staff friendliness

    FAIR
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes
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