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Alfonso Oliva, MD, FACS

Alfonso Oliva, MD, FACS

Special Clinical Interests: breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, hand reconstruction

Dr. Oliva’s commitment and high level of expertise have made him one of the region’s premiere aesthetic, breast, and reconstruction surgeons.

He is associated with Inland Northwest Plastic Surgeons, a Spokane cooperative of board-certified plastic surgeons striving to educate the public on the the importance of choosing qualified, board-certified professionals to perform cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.

Dr. Oliva completed a full residency in General Surgery and becoming board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He then completed a second surgical residency in Plastic Surgery and a Fellowship in Microsurgery and Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Oliva also has admitting privileges at Deaconess Medical Center and Sacred Heart Medical Center in downtown Spokane.

Dr. Oliva is the senior partner in Plastic Surgery Northwest. He has over 25 years of plastic surgery experience and has practiced in Spokane for over 20 years. He has been married for 35 years and he and his wife have enjoyed raising four daughters in Spokane. Dr. Oliva enjoys sailing, skiing, hiking, and bicycling.

Dr. Oliva constantly delivers beautiful results for his patients. View Dr. Oliva’s results.

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Alfonso Oliva, MD, FACS’s testimonials

  • Dr. Oliva, you are kind, professional, and have exceeded my expectations. Your staff is the best I have ever encountered. I’m still grateful for your care.

  • Dr. Oliva and staff, thank you for your generous and thoughtful care throughout my cancer treatment. It has been more to me than I can express.

  • Dr. Oliva, Thank you for your excellent work and the fine care I received from everyone at your office.

  • Dr. Oliva, I’m so grateful for your scale and expertise during my important surgery. I’m amazed that something so delicate and precise can be accomplished.

  • Dr. Oliva, The option to have reconstruction with their own tissue is a miracle. I’m grateful to you and your healing hands for your presence in the world. You are amazing.

  • Dr. Oliva, thank you for all the great care. I love my new tummy:)

  • Thank you so very much Dr. Oliva, and the most amazing team ever. The care, diligence and patience every single healthcare professional there made me feel genuinely cared for and assured me that I couldn’t be in better hands.

  • Thank you all so much for making all of this possible. I am so pleased with everything you all have done and you are some Team!

  • Dr. Oliva, There are not enough words to express my thanks and gratitude for your perfect work. You cannot put a price tag on restoring confidence where it was lost. I will always be so very thankful for what I have been given back.

  • Dr. Oliva, thank you for your care and expertise on my carpal tunnel surgery. I am back to doing my hand exercises completely.

  • Thank you all very much for the outstanding care you gave me throughout my reconstruction process. I feel I had the very best care possible.

  • I’m extremely happy with the results.

  • Dr. Oliva was great at answering my questions and relieving my fears. He is a very skillful surgeon and up on current techniques. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a good plastic surgeon for any reason.

  • In my opinion, Dr. Oliva is THE BEST.

  • Dr. Oliva was informative and made me feel very confident in putting my surgery (6 hrs. long) in his hands! He has kept a wonderful eye on me after the surgery and answered all my questions on healing and when it was safe to do certain activities like the gym again. If I was to rate every aspect of the experience I would give him a 10! He is amazing and so is his staff. Loved them!

  • Dr. Oliva is a very intelligent and talented doctor. He is very honest and doesn’t sugar coat things which is a quality that I greatly admire. He made my breasts look better than I could have ever imagined and I will be using him in the future when I decide it’s time for an upgrade. Cosmetic surgery is a big deal and I wouldn’t go to anyone but the best. You get what you pay for and Dr. Oliva is worth it!

  • He had great demeanor; he made you feel like you were in great hands. He answered all my questions and concerns. His voice is calm and comforting and made you feel at ease when nervous.

  • Dr. Oliva is extremely thorough in describing your options and really wanting to know what YOU want. I didn’t want huge boobs that would turn heads just to look normal. I really felt like he heard me and did a wonderful job getting them just how I wanted them. The office staff and nurses have all been wonderful. Overall a very good experience. I would highly recommend Dr. Oliva!

  • I met with Dr. Oliva several times before my procedure. He is very knowledgeable and explained the process very well. He answered all my questions and made me feel very comfortable. My mom had breast cancer and so I wanted my implants to be under the muscle to make mammograms more accurate. Dr. Oliva listened to my concerns and placed my implants under the muscle. He did a fantastic job and I love the results! My mom had gone to him for reconstruction after her mastectomy and felt very comfortable and at ease having him perform my surgery. I would recommend him to anyone; he does such a nice job!

  • My initial impression of Dr. Oliva was that he was calm, elegant, knowledgeable, and respectful of me and my concerns. As an ex-RN, I entered Dr. Oliva’s office with 2 pages (lined paper) of questions I had for him. He patiently answered each question, ending with a statement, “Those are good questions.” He has always welcomed my questions, and has been thorough in his answers. He has given me a lot of time and attention . . . never seeming pressed for time or annoyed. He is a master of his trade; a scientist, an artist. He is the doctor’s doctor. My gynecologist and GP thought his work on me was exceptional, and both seemed to reinforce that he was essentially a genius at his profession. My new breasts look MUCH better now, than before my mastectomy, all thanks to Dr. Oliva. I will be forever grateful to him for the gift he has given me. I no longer have to live in fear of breast cancer. P.S.: My mother is now 83 years old. Her physician who told her to ‘get her things in order’ is dead. Sometimes God has a different plan! If you can’t tell, as of yet, I would most highly recommend Dr. Alfonso Oliva. He is THE plastic surgeon to perform breast reconstruction in Spokane, WA.

  • From my first interaction, Dr. Oliva did not waste time, he explained everything to me and made sure I understood the outcomes of the procedure and even welcomed me to seek other opinions. From that very first meeting I knew I wanted Dr. Oliva to perform my procedure. I knew I could trust him. He is amazing beyond excellent. I could not be any happier with the outcomes and I love my new breasts. After almost 8 lbs. of reduction, I can finally stand taller. I do not suffer from pain anymore. He performed the surgery so well, beyond my expectations, because he is skillful, knowledgeable, and just plain one of the most experienced plastic surgeons that I have ever met. Before deciding to go through with the breast reduction I met with at least 4 other plastic surgeons, but Dr. Oliva’s honesty and open discussion left no room for me to question his abilities. Therefore, I trusted Dr. Oliva and I am so thankful for all that he has done. He is a great, amazing, excellent surgeon, and words cannot describe his skill.

  • Dr. Oliva is very kind and professional. During my initial visits, he listened to my concerns and to what I wanted out of this surgery. Answering my questions with great detail, so that I felt fully informed about the procedure. I appreciated that he had example before-and-after photos of women with my same body composition & that he brought out his human anatomy book to help answer my questions. Dr. Oliva has a very warm manner that sets a person at ease and makes you feel like an old friend. I highly recommend his surgical abilities and referred one of my own immediate family members for their procedure. Dr. Oliva’s staff was very respectful and took wonderful care of me. I can’t thank them all enough!

  • Dr. Oliva is truly amazing. He was knowledgeable and confident. He was able to address all of my concerns and put me at ease. He takes his time and makes you comfortable with your procedures and the expectations. He has a wonderful bedside manner. I am very glad he was part of my health care team.

  • Dr. Oliva and his office staff are amazing. They knew me and my husband by name and always had my best interests at heart. Dr. Oliva is amazing at what he does and you can definitely tell by my results, even with a radiated breast. I am so very pleased and thankful I was under his care and expertise and recommend him to anyone that I knew that may come under a situation where they would need this type of surgery.

  • Dr. Oliva was so patient with me and helped educate me with options. Never a push to do anything but more an interest in what makes me happy. He took the time to listen and care. I appreciated the details and learned a lot. I am so glad I decided to go ahead with this and feel I look better than I expected. Dr. Oliva is the BEST!

  • Dr. Alfonso Oliva has an amazing gift that has been honed by many years of truly dedicated experience. He is one of the most professional, skilled, articulate, and compassionate surgeons, let alone human beings, that my family and I have ever had the grace to encounter. His knowledge and abilities as a refined plastic surgeon are proven by the outstanding results that his patients receive, as I am truly honored to be one of them. Every appointment, surgery, and follow-up procedure that we had through our extensive reconstructive process was a positive experience for both me and my family. The world is a better place with devoted people like Dr. Alfonso Oliva.

  • I am very happy with the outcome of my breast augmentation. Dr. Oliva is an excellent surgeon. My biggest concern going into the consult was wanting a very natural look. Dr. Oliva assured me that he was on the same page as me. I was impressed many times throughout this process by his honesty and bedside manner. During the consult he went over in detail how he would create the best look for me. The entire staff I interacted with were wonderful and professional. Surgery day was smooth. Now I’m 4 months post-op and I am so grateful I found Dr. Oliva and his team to do this procedure. I am now a 36D and have received many compliments from friends on how natural they look on my body.

  • Dr. Oliva and his staff are welcoming and very professional. The facility is comfortable and clean and the staff is there with you making sure your every need is addressed. Dr. Oliva calmed all of my fears with facts and reassurance and made the whole process a positive experience. I wish all doctors treated their patients so well.

  • Dr. Oliva was very professional and honest. You can tell he really cares about his work and the outcome of his work for his patients.

  • He was honest, he asked what I was hoping to get out of the surgery and he told me what he believed he could do. I really appreciated that!

  • Dr. Oliva is amazing . . . from start to finish. His confidence in what he does eased my fears. I loved our conversation as I was heading into surgery and his visits while in the hospital. He even had an app on his phone to monitor me in the first days from surgery. I was so impressed (and relieved) that someone of his expertise was in my home town. I could have traveled anywhere for this procedure (hard to find doctors that have a lot of microsurgery experience) but staying home was of course a plus. My follow-up care continues and he wasn’t joking when he said we would be seeing a lot of each other. I’ve had many follow-up appointments to make sure I am healing well and next up a few minor touches to my breasts to complete them. I loved avoiding seeing myself without breasts and doing everything in one operation. It helped put cancer behind me. I feel like I have been given such a gift and I have Dr. Oliva to thank.

  • Dr. Oliva and his excellent staff did everything they could to help me feel comfortable. After learning I had breast cancer, I decided on bilateral mastectomy. Dr. Oliva gave me the information I needed up front to help me make the difficult decisions I had to make. I was not an easy patient; the blood vessels in my abdomen were smaller than those in my chest, but Dr. Oliva’s confidence going into surgery gave me the courage I needed to move forward with confidence. He and his partner, Dr. Cooper, spent hours skillfully performing microscopic surgery to ensure healthy transplants; my results are outstanding. Dr. Oliva’s compassionate care following my surgery gave me the confidence I needed to make exceptional progress during the healing process.I highly recommend the services of Dr. Oliva to women facing surgical treatment of breast cancer.

  • I found Dr. Oliva’s bedside manner very comforting and professional. I felt to be in very good hands with Dr. Oliva.

  • I had excellent care throughout the pre-surgery, surgery, and post-op appointments. Dr. Oliva was very kind to my entire family, which I really appreciate. I am very satisfied with my breast reconstruction. I have always struggled with a “poochy” belly — having the tummy tuck at the time of the reconstruction had made me feel better about myself overall. I can wear clothes now that I couldn’t before.

  • Dr. Oliva came highly recommended and I will personally attest to these recommendations. He did an incredible job! I might actually consider having him do other small procedures on me as I start to show those crazy signs of aging. I trusted this man with the most difficult decision that I’ve ever made in my life (to remove my boobs and get new ones) and he exceeded my expectations and made me feel womanly again.

  • Unbelievable!!! He works slow, but the outcome is fantastic!!! I was the girl who never ever imagined I would be sitting in a plastic surgeon’s office (somewhat earthy crunchy). I show everyone his work!!

  • A 5-star surgeon with a 5-star staff who have all earned my confidence and most importantly, my respect!! I can never thank you enough for all you have done for me.

  • Best care available!! The staff is top notch! I recommend Dr Oliva for all your plactic needs. He has helped me feel great about my body after a double mastectomy!!

  • Dr. Oliva is absolutely the best around. I met with other doctors for consultations and there was nobody else that I felt comfortable with. Dr. Oliva listened to all my concerns and was more in depth with how the procedure works and what all of my options were. I really felt like he gave me the time I needed to feel comfortable with my decision. I walked out of there knowing 100% he was going to be my doctor. I’m 1 week post op and feel absolutely phenomenal. I am beyond excited with how I look, and he knew exactly what would look best on my body. Along with all of this, Dr. Oliva is always on time to appointments and their staff is amazing as well. Overall I had an amazing experience and couldn’t be more happy with my results!

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