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Alvaro Bolivar, MD

Dr. Bolivar is a general surgeon in the San Bernardino area. He is affiliated with Community Hospital of San Bernardino.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
1.6k doctors
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1.6k doctors
Top 5%
824 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1.7k doctors
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1.7k doctors
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854 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw more vascular disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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377 doctors
Top 15%
376 doctors
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188 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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547 doctors
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548 doctors
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273 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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226 doctors
Top 15%
225 doctors
Top 5%
112 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw more varicose veins patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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550 doctors
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551 doctors
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275 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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253 doctors
Top 15%
254 doctors
Top 5%
126 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw drug addiction patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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203 doctors
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203 doctors
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101 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw more inguinal hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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94 doctors
Top 15%
94 doctors
Top 5%
47 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw more ventral hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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85 doctors
Top 15%
84 doctors
Top 5%
42 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw more venous insufficiency patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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1.8k doctors
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1.8k doctors
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877 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw more cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1.2k doctors
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1.2k doctors
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607 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw more obesity patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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136 doctors
Top 15%
135 doctors
Top 5%
67 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw more ganglion cyst patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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500 doctors
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500 doctors
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250 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw more peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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136 doctors
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135 doctors
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67 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw more umbilical hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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987 doctors
Top 15%
988 doctors
Top 5%
493 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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1.6k doctors
Top 15%
1.6k doctors
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818 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw more diabetes patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1.5k doctors
Top 15%
1.5k doctors
Top 5%
738 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw more type 2 diabetes patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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180 doctors
Top 15%
180 doctors
Top 5%
90 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw opiate dependence patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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842 doctors
Top 15%
841 doctors
Top 5%
420 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw arthritis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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182 doctors
Top 15%
182 doctors
Top 5%
91 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw more lipoma patients than 95% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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359 doctors
Top 15%
359 doctors
Top 5%
179 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw more breast cancer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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271 doctors
Top 15%
271 doctors
Top 5%
135 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw type 1 diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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742 doctors
Top 15%
742 doctors
Top 5%
370 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw heart failure patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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913 doctors
Top 15%
913 doctors
Top 5%
456 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw chronic kidney disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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227 doctors
Top 15%
227 doctors
Top 5%
113 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw skin cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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213 doctors
Top 15%
212 doctors
Top 5%
106 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw cirrhosis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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1.9k doctors
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1.9k doctors
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947 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.

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442 doctors
Top 15%
441 doctors
Top 5%
220 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw weakness patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the LA area. Learn more.
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434 doctors
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434 doctors
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217 doctors
Dr. Bolivar saw more hemorrhoid patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LA area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Bolivar’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is lower than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Bolivar 2%
Predicted for his patients 17%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Bolivar’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Bolivar’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Bolivar’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Bolivar’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Bolivar’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Bolivar 78%
Predicted for his patients 66%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Bolivar’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Bolivar’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Bolivar’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Bolivar’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Bolivar’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
87%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Bolivar’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Bolivar’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Bolivar’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Bolivar’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Bolivar sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Office
598 N F St
San Bernardino, CA 92410
2,538 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of New Mexico School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1975

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Bolivar is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Community Hospital of San Bernardino
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Health Net
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medicare
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield