Dr. Jorge A Alvarez is a highly skilled cardiologist specializing in interventional cardiology and cardiovascular disease. He holds board certifications in both fields. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Jorge Alvarez then pursued his medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). He completed his internship, residency, and fellowships in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology at UTHSCSA as well. Dr. Jorge Alvarez is at the forefront of medical advancements and was among the pioneers in the region to perform transcatheter aortic valve replacements. This groundbreaking procedure allows for the replacement of diseased aortic heart valves in patients who are not eligible for open-heart surgery. In addition to his expertise in interventional cardiology, Dr. Jorge Alvarez specializes in minimally-invasive, catheter-based procedures. These procedures effectively treat blocked blood vessels outside of the heart, improving symptoms associated with peripheral artery disease. Furthermore, he has extensive experience in repairing structural heart defects, such as atrial septal defects and mitral regurgitation. Dr. Jorge Alvarez values patient accessibility and offers telehealth visits for added convenience. He is fluent in both English and Spanish, facilitating effective communication with a diverse range of patients. Currently, he practices at the Methodist Cardiology Clinic of San Antonio, providing comprehensive and compassionate cardiovascular care.
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