Miguel Velez - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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Miguel A. Velez

Miguel A. Velez, MD

4.8 / 5 (based on 166 Reviews) View 40 Comments

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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 Physicians

PIH Health Hospital - Whittier





  • General Surgery


  • Spanish



Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (California)


University of California School of Medicine (San Diego)


Surgery (General Cert)


Patient Reviews

June 28, 2018
Not the most caring personality compared to other doctors I have visited
June 28, 2018
How quickly they see you for what you have.
June 21, 2018
From start to finish, I always felt that my doctor and staff had my best interest in mind. I really felt they cared.
June 18, 2018
June 13, 2018
I am in good hands.
May 31, 2018
Very profesional
May 24, 2018
Dr. Velez is very professional and through with his patients. Definitely would refer him to others.
May 17, 2018
Dr Vélez was very courteous and explained everything about the surgery. All the staff were helpful
April 25, 2018
He explains everything & makes you feel comfortable.
April 05, 2018
He seemed extremely knowledgeable about the surgery process as well as the condition but would have really liked if he heard me out on all the symptoms I'm dealing with. I felt he cut me off a couple times and jumped ahead. I definitely felt like he was rushing me through the appointment even though he was very nice as well as very experienced and capable.
April 05, 2018
Front desk staff, nurse, and doctor were very pleasant, attentive, great experience.
April 04, 2018
Covers. Everything well about the surgery I will have. Very nice and pleasent. Explained things well
March 28, 2018
A wonderful doctor, he takes his time to explained everything to you in a way that you will understand and seem very knowledgeable. I would recommend him to my friends and family.
March 22, 2018
Dr Velez is great! Good communication skills and expressed knowledge about my condition well! Has good bedside manners and still shows professionalism!
March 12, 2018
Very professional, friendly, patient
February 22, 2018
Dr. Velez helpful in putting me at ease. He preformed a through exam and resured me he will go more indepth once all tests results are in. I left feeling with confidence in the doctor.
February 21, 2018
He is very experience and professional.
February 12, 2018
Anyone asking for a doctor of surgery I would recommend Dr. Velez. Very nice very quiet listens to what you have to say and then gives his honest opinion. His staff is very kind and compassionate and made me feel very comfortable.
January 31, 2018
Dr Velez is an extremely caring individual. He always goes over my test results by showing me the scans. This time I came to see him about something that was discovered during an ER visit. While going over the CT scan he noticed a Thyroid cyst that I was not aware of and was not on the printed info provided to him. He quickly resolved it with Radiology and has ordered the next tests to determine the next step. This is what I love about him. He leaves no stone unturned.
January 08, 2018
Would recommend DR. Velez.He was very knowledgeable and courteous. Yes
December 18, 2017
Explained what was occurring in my body, what needed to be done, how it would be done. Appreciated his informing me why he took the steps he would do. Very informative. Yes have already shared with friends my experience. Very good team work with my doctor and surgeon.
December 14, 2017
He is very good,does grat work and knows what he is talking about. He also gives suggestions to his patients
November 13, 2017
It ido a friendly environment the staff is really nice make you feel comfortable
November 09, 2017
See Dr. Velez for your health issues.
October 23, 2017
He was very knowledgeable and understanding.
October 23, 2017
Easy to talk to, friendly.
October 05, 2017
Dr. Velez carefully listens to my questions, quickly identifies specific pathologic problems and orders further testing, if needed.
October 02, 2017
Yes, I actually do.
September 25, 2017
I know that I will be in good hands with Miguel Velez, do to his knowledge and expertise. Thank you.
September 21, 2017
Doctor Velez was very thorough and professional. He took the time to explain things and was very caring.
September 20, 2017
It has been a long time since I have encountered a physician with such patience and passion to answer all of my questions. I am truly impressed and have already told friends and family they must see Dr. Velez for all their GI needs.
September 14, 2017
The office staff is very nice
September 11, 2017
Friendly staff and easy to get appointment and quickly. Dr know what he was talking about and what he was going to do. I am happy with the office
August 31, 2017
Dr. Velez is a professional, attentive, surgeon. He is thorough and even showed me a short "presentation" of my procedure for gall bladder surgery. This experience of the "presentation" eased my mind, knowing what to expect. I appreciate the time and attentiveness he gave with me. Overall, he is the best doctor I have had the pleasure of meeting and feel very confident that I am in the best of dr. hands with him. I feel blessed.
August 31, 2017
I highly recommend the provider.
August 31, 2017
Dr Velez and his staff are kind and informative. I appreciate the attentiveness they have to me and my needs. They are very professional and warm.
August 10, 2017
De. Velez provided quality of care which I have never experienced. I felt lucky that I had the chance to be under his care, and the care of his team.
July 27, 2017
Unparalleled quality of service!
July 24, 2017
Every thing was great.
July 24, 2017
Dr. Velez is an excellent surgeon and provider. He was very attentive and prompt to respond questions I had. He was also kind to my children and went above and beyond to make them feel at ease and welcome. I was very happy with his service and pleasant personality. He seems to know so much about his field as well. Great provider!