Dr. Paul B. Alvord, MD

Dr. Paul B. Alvord, MD

Complex General Surgical Oncology | Male | 47 years old

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As a Sharp HealthCare-affiliated physician, I strive to make a difference every day and to deliver compassionate, personalized health care. I believe in working with my patients to provide the best treatment options and care possible for each individual. This is health care the way it should be.Read more

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in Julian, CA |
When I questioned why it was taking over 2 months to schedule surgery for my husband (he has pancreatic cancer) Dr Alvord dropped us! The staff are unprofessional,insensitive and show no compassion. Roccio was quite rude and I can't understand why a dr would abandon a patient because the staff didn't like you!!
San Diego, CA |
Do not go to this physician, or to the Pacific Coast Surgical Group in Hillcrest. The staff are very unprofessional and your best interest is not what comes first. I was scheduled and rescheduled 3 times while I waited for two months to be seen. I was called only 4 hours before my scheduled appointment each and every time. After the third time this happened, I questioned their professionalism and the office manager, Rocio Wright, told me I was dismissed as a potential patient. Do not recommend.
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    Dr. Alvord's Care Philosophy

    As a Sharp HealthCare-affiliated physician, I strive to make a difference every day and to deliver compassionate, personalized health care. I believe in working with my patients to provide the best treatment options and care possible for each individual. This is health care the way it should be.

    Dr. Alvord's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Complex General Surgical Oncology
    •  Board certified in General Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • General Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Hernia
    • Anal Disorders
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Appendicitis
    • Bile Duct Cancer
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Diseases
    • Breast Lump
    • Cancer
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Duodenal Cancer
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Hepatobiliary Cancer
    • Hepatocellular Cancer
    • Hernia
    • Hiatal Hernia
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Cancer
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Kaposi's Sarcoma
    • Lipomas
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Pilonidal Cyst
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Ventral Hernia

    Education

    • Medical School
      Ohio State University

      Graduated in 1997

    • Internship Hospital
      Naval Medical Center San Diego

      Completed in 1998

    • Residency Hospital
      Naval Medical Center San Diego

      Completed in 2004

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine

      Completed in 2007

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Complex General Surgical Oncology
    • General Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
    • Appendectomy
    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendectomy, Open
    • Bile Duct Procedure
    • Biopsy
    • Biopsy of Breast
    • Colectomy
    • Colon Surgery
    • Colon and Rectal Surgery
    • Distal Pancreatectomy
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Excision of Breast Tumor
    • Gallbladder Removal
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
    • Gallbladder Surgery
    • Gastrectomy
    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
    • Laparotomy
    • Liver Biopsy
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Mastectomy
    • Muscle Biopsy
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
    • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
    • Partial Mastectomy
    • Sentinel Node Biopsy
    • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
    • Skin Biopsy
    • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
    • Surgical Biopsy
    • Temporal Artery Biopsy
    • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Whipple Procedure
    • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal

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