Dr. Melissa Alvarez-Downing, MD

Dr. Melissa Alvarez-Downing, MD

Colorectal Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 40
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Dr. Melissa Alvarez-Downing, MD is a colorectal surgery in Newark, NJ and has been practicing for 6 years. She graduated from Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of Ny Univ in 2005 and specializes in colorectal surgery and general surgery.Read her story

90 Bergen St # 7100

Newark, NJ 07103

Contact Information

(973) 972-1110

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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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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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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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
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • 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
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • 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

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2013
Cleveland Clinic Florida
Fellowship Hospital
2010
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2005
Mt Sinai Sch Of Med Of Ny Univ
Medical School
2000
Sam Houston State University
Undergraduate School
2013
2010
2005
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

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