Dr. Paul Alvord, MD


Complex General Surgical Oncology | Male

Dr. Paul Alvord, MD
Dr. Paul Alvord, MD is a complex general surgical oncology doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Alvord is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego and Sharp Coronado Hospital.

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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.

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Patient Comments (4)
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.
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 so much for your professionalism.
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

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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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


      • 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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      • 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