Dr. Paul Alvord, MD

Dr. Paul Alvord, MD

Complex General Surgical Oncology  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
(10)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Paul Alvord, MD is a complex general surgical oncology specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1997 and specializes in complex general surgical oncology and general surgery.

4033 3rd Ave Ste 204

San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Information

(619) 295-8677

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 88% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
normal
more than 80% of peers
Stomach Diseases
normal
more than 42% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Alvord "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."
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Specialties

  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

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Procedures

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • 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
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • 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

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Ohio State University
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Naval Medical Center San Diego
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Naval Medical Center San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Alvord has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Alvord's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Alvord to family and friends
4.2
based on 10 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Alvord's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

My mom was referred to Dr. Alvord for been a gull bladder removal surgery the experience was timely and professional... amazing skill doctor, explained in detail very well and took the time to listen to my mom's concerns making it easier to go through with the surgery... her recovery was fast......more
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in El Cajon, CA
Dr. Alvord put me at ease at all 5 of the sugeries he has performed on me. He is super friendly, and knowledgeable. His staff is always friendly and helpful. Office visits are always quick, and mostly pain free. :)
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in San Diego, CA
Off the charts amazing. Smart, kind, articulate and an incredibly skilled surgeon. Luckiest day of my life when I was referred to Dr. Alvord. If you are lucky enough to be referred to him, no need to look any further.
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in San Diego ca 92115
This Dr.is the best surgeon.My husband had vential hernia surgery and this Dr.did an awesome job.Very honest and trustworthy.Makes you feel very confident in him.On behalf of my husband and I we would definitely recommend Dr.Alvord to family an friends in a heartbeat. Your the best Doc!Thank you...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...more
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