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Miguel A. Velez

Miguel A. Velez, MD

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Dr. Velez credits a high school physiology teacher and his parents with instilling in him a love of medicine. “I was attracted to medicine and general surgery because of the direct and personal way it helps those in need,” explains Dr. Velez, who derives the most satisfaction from relationships with his patients. “My purpose has been to care for patients with uncompromised compassion and concern. Our moral credibility is earned by helping others regain their health,” he says.


12462 Putnam St #500
Whittier, California 90602
  • Main: 562.789.5449
  • Fax: 562.789.4449

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





  • General Surgery


  • English
  • Spanish



Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (California)


University of California School of Medicine (San Diego)


Surgery (General Cert)


Patient Reviews

March 19, 2020
Great knowledgeable and personable doctor, spend more time to explain the condition than my primary care Dr.Looking forwards to transferring to PIH.
February 27, 2020
Dr. Velez is very thorough and knowledgeable about is field
January 30, 2020
Attentive and informative
January 15, 2020
The Dr was very informative he explained what is going on with me, along with photos of test ran and showed photos from on line so we could see and understand what is happening inside my body.
January 02, 2020
Dr Velez was amazing from start to finish. He was professional, listened to my concerns and explained what would happen with my surgery. I felt very comfortable and at he put me at ease right away.
January 02, 2020
Patient, caring and thorough
December 30, 2019
Excellent doctor wonderful caring doctor
December 11, 2019
I was able to reach my Dr. easily and get an explanation about what is going on with my internal health condition. He was able to explain in non-technical terms, with honesty about the risks involved should I pursue surgery to correct my issue. I appreciated his honesty and straight forward approach. We appreciated the time he took to explain and answer our questions.
December 04, 2019
He pin pointed my problem almost immediately. Very knowledgeable and gave me peace of mind on my diagnostic.
December 04, 2019
He listened to what I had to say and explained everything throughly
November 18, 2019
The entire staff was friendly, compassionate & helpful. Dr. Miguel Velez was thorough, direct, focused & clearly motivated to help me solve my cancer issue with the most effective approach to my surgery.
November 18, 2019
Very positive experience. :)
November 04, 2019
He is a super doctor and I highly recommend him.
October 07, 2019
Dr.Velez is an awesome doctor, very thorough.
September 26, 2019
He is great, very welcoming.
September 18, 2019
Dr. Velez gave a very careful and thoughtful evaluation of my condition and may have caught something that two other doctors missed! He has years of experience and it shows! I'm just so grateful he was able to see me so I could get a proper diagnosis!
August 26, 2019
Very honest & accommodating & on time with his appointment.
July 22, 2019
If your in my situation, this is your Doctor.
July 22, 2019
Dr. Velez took his time with me. He is a good listener and cared about my concerns.
July 11, 2019
I would say that provider is very thorough called my endocrinologist while I was with him in his office to clarify a terminology in my report. Doctor set my mind at ease has a nice way about him
July 11, 2019
Excellent bed side manner/ customer service. Thank you so much and may God bless you always
July 10, 2019
July 08, 2019
Dr. Velez takes the time to listen to your problems, suggests a course of action, and then follows through. My dad was also a head and neck surgeon, and he also always took the time to listen, and then proceed with a proper course of action. It seems nowadays, a lot of doctors do not take the time to truly listen. My previous surgeon 'botched' my surgery a year ago, and Dr. Velez was able to correct his mistakes, and completely take care of my issues in one visit. Great doctor and surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Velez.
June 10, 2019
Issues to go to this dr
May 16, 2019
Very informative and patient listens to your concerns. Another thing is he'll give you information about other doctors whom can help out your situation.
May 15, 2019
Dr Velez is sooo personable. He always takes the time to pull up my tests results and explain everything. He takes the complex and makes it simple. He gives me alternative solutions and draws me into my care.
May 13, 2019
Dr. Velez is excellent. He does a thorough evaluation and gives a clear explanation of the proposed surgery as well as the alternative ways of handling the problem.
May 08, 2019
Very personable and kind
May 08, 2019
Yes, I would recommend him to my family and friends.
April 24, 2019
Love my doctors at PIH Whitter
April 22, 2019
I highly recommend Dr. Miguel Vélez, his experience made me feel comfortable with my operation. I feel lucky that I was able to find Dr. Vélez, and I would recommend him to any of my family members.
April 22, 2019
First I would say PIH Health location is quite easy to get to not much traffic, spacious ample parking, building is new and very clean with an elavator that speaks. The Medical Staff's are very nice, professional and accomodating. Doctors makes sure that you are well informed when you leave. I also must say compared to other medical facilities the waiting time isn't very long.
April 18, 2019
He was warm friendly and helpful. I will follow his advice also talk to my primary physician together we will get my problem resolved. Thank you.
April 08, 2019
First rate surgeon, I only wish I was as fit as he. Definitely practices what he preaches. I was impressed with his basisScience knowledge and research.