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Carlos Alvarez, MD, General Surgery, Sonora, CA, Adventist Health Sonora

CarlosAlvarezMDFACS Diplomate, Am Board of Surgery

General Surgery Sonora, CA

Colon & Rectal Surgery, Pancreas, Minimally Invasive Surgery


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  • I completed a general surgery residency in a program that exposed me to a remarkable quantity and breadth of cases. I acquired a love of complex surgery, which I pursued on the faculty at the University of Maryland and what is now Rutgers-NJ Medical School. In the absence of formal advanced laparoscopy fellowships at the time of my training, I developed skills on my own, ranging from fundoplications to colectomies to the occasional pancreatic debridement/resection. In 2004 I transitioned to private practice but continue to perform a large variety of procedures at the core of general surgery. My core belief is that only by providing a wide range of care do we preserve general surgery as a specialty. I am committed to "passing it forward" to the next generation, of students and residents. I also think that a broad practice keeps you from burning out.

Education & Training

  • UCLA Medical Center
    UCLA Medical CenterResidency, General Surgery, 1988 - 1995
  • University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
    University of South Florida Morsani College of MedicineClass of 1988
  • University of MiamiBS, Biology, 1984
  • Northwestern UniversityGeneral Studies, 1980 - 1981

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2014 - 2023
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 2014 - 2022
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2014 - 2016
  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2000 - 2021
  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 1995 - 2000
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Alpha Omega Alpha 1988
  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons

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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

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