Guillermo Alvarez

Bariatric Surgeon
Rating: 4.97964721845 out of 5 with 1118 ratings

Guillermo Alvarez Bariatric Surgeon MD

Guillermo Alvarez Bariatric Surgeon Picture

15 yr in Bariatrics

15 yr in Laparoscopic Surgery

15 yr in Laparoscopic Bariatrics

100% Practice is Bariatrics

Min Age of Patient is 11

Max Age of Patient is 75


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1118 Reviews for Guillermo Alvarez
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Dr. Alvarez is a wonderful surgeon, compassionate physician and overall fantastic human being. I see why others on OH call him \"Dr. Hottie\" because he is a real cutie-pie! Most of my research I had done beforehand of my aftercare and I am very proactive and disciplined so this won't be a problem for me. I know the American Doc's have support groups that you can attend weekly, but my support groups are online where I have found a wealth of knowledge and compassion from my fellow bandsters. The risks of surgery were explained, but again, I did my homework beforehand so I knew what to expect. Future patients should know that he is more than qualified, is young but is trained in the latest techniques and procedures both at Baylor in Dallas as well as in France. The price can't be beat. He is the lowest cost provider in Mexico currently and that was a very important factor for me since I was self pay. Also, being right across the border from Texas makes him very accessible without having to pay for airfare. All in all, I would rate my experience a 9.75 out of a 10. My husband is scheduled for July for the band with him, and I am working on several other members of my family to get it as well from Dr. Alvarez. I would not have my husband go through with this if I didn't have complete confidence in Dr. Alvarez and the facility. We have 3 small children who need their parents. Mucho, mucho gracias Dr. Alvarez!!

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My first impression of Dr. Alvarez was that he is a kind hearted man who truly loves his job. He and his staff made me feel comfortable and calm. He was VERY thorough in answering my questions and even brought up some I hadn't thought about. I truly felt that I was in very competent and capable hands. His staff was very friendly and kind as well. On a scale of 1-10, I give him a 20! His bedside manner was great and I had no doubts at all about my decision to have him as my surgeon. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing. The only down side to my entire experience was the lack of english speaking nurses. However, Dr. Alvarez supplied me with a list of common requests in English/Spanish and that made it a lot easier to communicate with the staff. We also had Rosie there to help out with translations as well. All in all, an excellent experience!

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My first impression of Dr. Alvarez was..WOW, what doctor goes beyond the call of duty like he does? I never have to wait to hear back from him in my emails, within an hour or so he has responded and answered my questions. He wants his patients to be happy, that is his first and formost concern and he makes sure any way he can that you are happy. He returns his calls almost immediately and I find him to be the most compassionate doctor I have dealt with, in my entire life. No doctor can even compare to this man, you have to experience his compassion to know this, he loves his work and he loves his patients, that is obvious in his every word and action.rnOf all my research on this doctor, there is not one thing negative I could find, nor have I heard any negative word spoke about him. I am so looking forward to him being my surgeon.rn

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1/13/07 - I haven't got to meet Dr. Alvarez in person yet - but if he anything like his employees - he is going to be the best. I will post more when I get back from my surgery.rnrn1/25/07 - My first impression was even better than I had expected and I had HIGH expectations.rnrnIt only got more admirable over time. He was so attentive and went way above the call of duty to make sure we had a great experience.rnrnThe support staff that I was fortunate enough to get to meet were outstanding.rnrnThere was nothing about him I did not like. And I'm serious.rnrnHe is the best. I can't imagine trying to get one up on this man. rnrnHe has a fairly strict aftercare and expects you to adhere to it. This is extremely well laid out in written pages of aftercare instructions that you are given prior to your surgery so you will know what is expected of you.rnrnHe lists all the risks of the gastric sleeve.rnrnOverall on a scale of 1 - 10 - I'd have to give this man at 25. He is totally awesome.rnrnBoth his bedside manner and his surgical competence are GREAT. Like I said earlier I had high expectations BEFORE I let him operate on me and I am even more impressed now that he has done my surgery.rnrnrnrn

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I had surgery on Dec. 28th. 2006. To date I have lost almost 30 pounds in just one month. I am thrilled with all that Dr. Alvarez did. He was so professional and the experience was far greater than I had even hoped for. I would recomend Dr. Alvarez to any one wanting bariatric surgery. I actually was never in any pain at all, and the staff was so helpful. Check out Dr. Alvarez and his staff you will be very pleased you did. Connie Hedrick, NC

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Hi, my name is Nancy Rogus and I live in the Houston, Texas area and Dr. Alvarez performed my vertical sleeve on Dec. 9, 2006. I can't say enough wonderful things about his professionlism and bedside manner. From the moment I met him he explained everything in great detail answering all my questions. His staff were great as well. My surgery went extremely well and I am one month post op today and have lost 19 lbs. A few days after I left the hospital I e-mailed Dr. Alvarez with a problem I was having with heartburn and within just a few hours he answered me and gave me the medication to take care of it. He is extremely responsive to any questions I had. If you are considering gastric sleeve surgery look no further than Dr. Alvarez, he is a great doctor!

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My first impression of Dr. Alvarez was that he was friendly, warm, outgoing, and very receptive to my silly questions or quirks. Jokingly I asked if he could take a picture of me in surgery, and he said he would give me a copy of the DVD which was to be recorded as part of the medical record of my surgery!rnrnMy impression over time has not changed. Shortly after surgery, he came to check on me, even though he had 3 other surgeries scheduled right after mine. He visited me every day of the 3 days I was in the hospital, and was always warm and very sweet in his demeanor.rnrnHis office staff (non-hospital) were wonderful as well. They worked with me continually from the beginning of my research through the end of my surgery, and we still communicate frequently.rnrnThere is NOTHING that I disliked about him.rnrnFuture patients of his should know that regardless of where he performs the surgery, they will be well taken care of and VERY SATISFIED. He is the most accomodating and personable doctor I have ever met.rnrnDr. ALvarez is very specific about aftercare. He explains everything you must know and do, several times if necessary, to ensure that you have the greatest success possible.rnrnAs far as a structured aftercare program, Dr. Alvarez provides you with a copy of your medical file, should you ever need to see a doctor after you go home. Included is a specific breakdown of what to do and what not to do, as well as how your new diet should be implemented and at what time intervals. He includes his personal contact information, and he always responds quickly when contacted.rnrnRegarding the risks of surgery, Dr. ALvarez is very clear that all surgeries have associated risks. But by the same token, he reassures you by answering any questions you have, and his surgery history speaks for itself. He has performed over 250 surgeries, and all have been successful, surgically speaking.rnrnOverall, he is phenomenal, and that's a lot for me to say, because I can be an obsessive-compulsive-neurotic, enough to make Jesus Christ throw his hands up in the air and say, \"I give up!\"rnrnDr. Alvarez is basically equal on all grounds, from his surgical competence to his bedside manner. He is so great, I am currently trying to convice my 2 older obese aunts to have surgery with him.

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My surgeon has been calling me directly and answering my questions. He has been great and I can't wait for my suregery on the 12th of Jan.

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I had bariatic surgery (my lap band finally!!) Dec the 14, 2006. I feel great! This is my best Christmas present I ever had in years, my dream of losing weight finally will come true. I tried millions of diets with no results. I heard Dr. Alvarez was doing great things across the border with Eagle Pass Tx. so I decided to give it a try. His bedside manners and his staff make you feel right at home the moment you get there, believe me! You will soon hear of me when I write again and tell you how many pounds I have dropped off. Merry Xmas!

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I had my Lapband surgery done last week with Dr. Alvarez and his team. I am really impressed on his credentials and his training. Most of all you should see his bedside manners and his post-op care! I was less and 20 hours in the hospital before I was discharged feeling great. I had a great time in Piedras Negras, totally diferent border from what I've seen (Tijuana, Laredo, etc.). Clean, safe and pretty. The hospital was great and very clean. Nurse staff very friendly and have excellent service. I felt very secure with my doctor. Thank you so much! Kristy B.

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