Miguel Velez - PIH Health - Whittier, CA

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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 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

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!
June 29, 2017
The doctor and his office staff were very informative, helpful and they made the whole experience fun and comforting.
June 26, 2017
Dr. Velez is very knowledgeable and is personable. He is an expert in hernia repair and I feel that I would want him as a surgeon if needed.
June 22, 2017
Dr. Velez took the time to explain all my options and answered all my questions.
June 08, 2017
Respectful and caring of my problem. Both at reception desk and doctor and nurse.
June 07, 2017
I would definitely recommend Dr. Velez to my friends and family. He has a very genuine way of answering my questions in a straight forward way, he listens carefully and responses in a very informative manner. He gives you the information needed so you can decide what is the best way to proceed. Thank you
June 05, 2017
Hell no I would not recommend this doctor to anyone !!!!!!
June 05, 2017
excellent bedside manner; demonstrated expertise
June 05, 2017
He was very clear in what needed to be done for the surgery, and answered all my questions,
June 01, 2017
Good doctors. Clean environment. Helpful and friendly staff. I would recommend them to family and friends.
May 15, 2017
Well qualified surgeon.
May 03, 2017
A great surgeron , smart, caring and very funny.
April 11, 2017
I would tell friends that Dr. Velez was great. He did a super job on the surgery and went over everything with me and my family.
March 29, 2017
Dr. Velez explained in detail what to expect from surgery. Took his time with me and was very patient.
March 28, 2017
Great experience overall and made me feel at ease throughout the entire procedure. Thank you