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Mr Gabriel Alvarez is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and Skin Cancer expert who practices in the UK.
Mr Alvarez has 30 years experience in Plastic Surgery. He qualified in 1970 at the national autonomous University in Mexico City. He then went on to start his general surgical training at St George's Hospital and the Royal Marsden Hospitals in 1972. In 1974 started his plastic surgery training at the Middlesex Hospital London, the Hospital for Sick Children Great Ormond Street, University College London, and the Plastic Surgery unit at Queen Mary’s Hospital Roehampton.
Mr Alvarez returned to Mexico city in 1974 and attained the Board examination in Plastic Surgery. He worked as a Plastic Surgeon at the Hospital general de Mexico where he developed techniques for facial reconstruction with the sternocleidomastoid muscle and published papers on the subject in the British Journal of Plastic Surgery.
In 1982 Mr Alvarez returned to the UK where he worked for the NHS at University College Hospital and The Royal Free Hospital. In 1995, he worked as a consultant plastic surgeon at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow Essex until 2002.
Mr Alvarez has an active interest in the teaching of surgery and has organised several courses in minor surgery. He has published a CD ROM course on the subject that has now become integral part of the E step Core and E step Foundation courses for the Surgeons in Training Education Programme of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has been invited to lecture in the UK, Mexico, France and Italy. His main clinical interests include cosmetic surgery of the breast, abdomen, face and body and surgical treatment of skin cancer.
Throughout his training, Mr Alvarez also worked as a private assistant to many prominent plastic surgeons, gaining extensive experience in cosmetic surgery.
- Skin tumours / skin cancer
- Cosmetic surgery
- Breast augmentation
- Breast reduction
- Asymmetrical breasts
- Face lift
- Eyelid correction
- Correction of prominent ears
- Correction of split earlobes
- Correction of Gynaecomastia (Male Breast)
- Skin lesion removal including skin cancer
Primary Medical Qualification
Medico Cirujano 1971 Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Specialist Register entry date
Plastic surgery From 23 May 1996
Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England Royal College of Surgeons of England 1997
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Associate Member of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgeons BAPRAS
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
I would highly recommend Mr Alvarez and his assistant Sharon was very helpful throughout my operation process, any worries I had were quickly answered. Before my operation I was a little nervous but I was reassured by Mr Alvarez and the staff at rivers hospital. He’s done an amazing job and I am very happy with the results! Thank you :D
Dr Alvarez is very a professional surgeon would completely I trust him to perform any surgery for me . He has a very friendly and approachable. manner and I would definatly trust him again over any other surgeon .
I had booked several consultations with different surgeons but I chose Mr Alvarez off the back of a recommendation. I preferred his approach to other surgeons I saw who didn’t really seem to understand that I wanted a very conservative result, a result that was most definitely achieved now I am 8 weeks post op. I have a really natural result, I couldn’t be happier and I’m sure Mr Alvarez will be seeing a few of my friends! I have a 18 month old daughter and had extra care for a fortnight. I really found the recovery very easy, I appreicate Everyone is Different but I only took pain relief for 3 days. I thought the staff at the Rivers Hospital where I had the operation was brilliant and the hospital was clean. I am so happy with the results and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mr Alvarez.
I had a wonderful experience with Mr Alvarez and Sharon. It was a procedure that I was extremely nervous about, but felt completely reassured by them both upon my initial consultation and throughout. Sharon was easily contactable for any queries or concerns I had, which made the whole process run smoothly. Their professionalism is second to none and have recommended to many who are considering choosing a surgeon.
Fantastic experience from beginning to end. I found Sharon to be very helpful and informative, you could ask her anything at any time and she would help you out. Organisation of appointments was stress free and a very easy process. Dr alvarez was exceptionally professional and made me feel so comfortable and reassured at every stage. The follow up process was very thorough and to this day i know if I have any questions I can get in touch. Mr Alvarez was recommended to me and i would like happily recommend him to anyone else.
Dr Alvarez is without a doubt the most professional and best cosmetic surgeon I have ever had the pleasure of meeting! I’ve had 3 procedures done with him in the space of 9 years and I would never go to anyone else! The service and end results are so natural and I forever have people asking for his details! He makes me feel at comfortable and at ease every time! Sharon is also brilliant and I’m so happy I found dr Alvarez! I highly recommend his work! Thank you so much!
Dr Alvarez is a very attentive surgeon who ensures that the care of the patient is at the forefront of his work in my opinion. He is a perfectionist and gave me the intended result I was hoping for but had not received from other surgeons in the past. I found Dr Alvarez to be very accommodating in seeing me when I wanted some advice post op. I would have no hesitation in receiving further treatment in the future if required and desired.