Dr. Allen A. Alvarez, MD
Surgeon9618 Huebner Rd 202 San Antonio TX, 78240
Dr. Allen Alvarez is a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon practicing in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Alvarez specializes in abdominal contents including the stomach, gallbladder, hernias, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and lap Band conversions. Dr. Alvarez provides quality surgical service for those needing help with weight loss, diabetes, sleep apnea and other obesity related conditions. He is able to respond quickly due to knowledge of various surgical procedures.
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Faculty Titles & Positions
- Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery Foundation Bariatric Surgical Hospital 2017 - 2018
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
Professional Society Memberships
- American Medical Association, American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
What do you attribute your success to?
- Hard work throughout his career and persistence.
Hobbies / Sports
- Playing the piano, listening to music and playing basketball and baseball
Favorite professional publications
- Bariatric Times
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Patient Experience with Dr. Alvarez
Allen A. Alvarez received his Medical Degree in 2003 from Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, where he graduated with top honors and earned clinical rotations in Baja California and Chiapas. Thereafter, he completed his five-year residency in General Surgery at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in New York City, where he served World Trade Center victims as a chief resident and leader in trauma, acute care, and vascular care. Additionally, Dr. Alvarez completed his fellowship in minimally invasive surgery and holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of the Incarnate World, after which he gained hands-on patient care experience across the country, including Honolulu and Miami. Dr. Alvarez is an active member of the American Medical Association and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. He is a highly respected bariatric surgeon who has been practicing for over 15 years and is currently serving patients at Sage Bariatric Institute in San Antonio, Texas. It is there that he offers his patients a wide variety of robotic and laparoscopic options for treating obesity, including sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass, and gastric balloon. Bariatric surgery includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are overweight or obese. As a bariatric surgeon, Dr. Alvarez has vast expertise in several areas relating to his line of work, including weight loss surgery, general surgery, as well as laparoscopic surgery. He is dedicated to motivating each and every patient he sees to live a good, healthy lifestyle and attributes his success to hard work and persistence. In his spare time, Dr. Alvarez enjoys playing the piano, listening to music, and playing basketball and baseball.
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