Dr. Paul Alvord, MD

Dr. Paul Alvord, MD

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Age 49
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Dr. Paul Alvord, MD is a general surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1997 and specializes in general surgery.

4033 3rd Ave Ste 204

San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Information

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
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
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. Alvord's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvord performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 77% of his peers

Dr. Alvord performs this procedure more than 77% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Dr. Alvord treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 75% of his peers

Dr. Alvord treats this condition more than 75% of his peers

Stomach Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvord treats Stomach Diseases more than 34% of his peers

Dr. Alvord treats this condition more than 34% of his peers

Dr. Alvord's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Pilonidal Cyst
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Whipple Procedure

About Me

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.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

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Dr. Alvord's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alvord

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Dr Alvord is an amazing knowledgeable surgeon. His patients are his number one priority. He is also down to earth and really knows how to connect with his patients.
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Thier staff are very disrespectful, rude, and they are not well trained. it took me two weeks to try to be seen by dr. Alverd and i m still waiting to be scheduled! If one of the office employee disrepect you; dont waste your time and complain to the office manger Denise because she does not give a...Read More
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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......Read More
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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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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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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Elect Choice EPO
Managed Choice POS
Medicare Advantage PPO
Quality Point-of-Service POS
Traditional Choice PPO
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Preferred
Prudent Buyer
Prudent Buyer PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Shield of California
Added Advantage POS
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Select Network HMO
Health Net
Humana
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Molina HMO
MultiPlan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice EPO
Choice HMO
United Healthcare
United Healthcare POS

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