Miguel Velez
Miguel A. Velez

Miguel A. Velez MD


General Surgery
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4.7 / 5 (based on 256 Reviews) View 57 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.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





General Surgery


  • Spanish



Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (California)


Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (California)

Medical Education

University of California School of Medicine (San Diego)

Board Certifications

Surgery (General Cert)


Patient Reviews

June 07, 2021
Dr. Velez was very easy to talk to. He was very caring and he took his time to explain everything very thorough. I am very grateful that I have a very good surgeon. Thank you, have a great day. Bye.
May 20, 2021
The doctor and staff were very nice and caring with my mom. Thank you Dr. Velez and staff.
May 17, 2021
I loved my nurse and my doctor. They were both caring. I liked how the doctor explained the hernia and what might be happening.
May 10, 2021
My appointment was @ 10 am. I arrived 10 minutes early. The nurse called me and took me to the patient exam room within a reasonable time. However, I WAITED 45 minutes before Dr. Velez saw me. I was not a happy camper by the time he showed up.
May 03, 2021
He gave me the info I needed to go forward
April 26, 2021
Dr. Velez was so knowledgeable and his experience is apparent. The staff was so friendly!
April 22, 2021
Dr. Velez is very professional his, his very attention is very courteous, went on a beyond and I will definitely be recommending Dr. Velez to all my family and friends.
April 21, 2021
I felt very comfortable with this surgeon before and after my surgery. He is professional but friendly. Knowledgeable but humble. I felt safe and cared with empathy.
April 19, 2021
Dr. Velez is an excellent provider. He was extremely informative and easy to speak to. He created great comfort and took his time explaining various conditions and possibilities. His staff was also very warm and efficient.
April 19, 2021
Very Impressed with Dr Velez experience & detailed thought on next steps to meet my needs - Great Doc!
April 12, 2021
I am very pleased because they treated me very well, and in my language. I am very happy to go to that doctor.
March 31, 2021
Dr Velez listened to me and explained everything in an easy to understand manner. He did not rush me and answered questions that I had. I felt that he was honest with me and gave me options.
March 29, 2021
Dr. Velez and staff were extremely professional and kind. I was very impressed with his smooth the whole experience went.
March 25, 2021
I saw Dr. Velez for a hernia, which is his area of expertise. He was very thorough and knowledgable. He gave me options along with his recommendation. I was very impressed!
March 18, 2021
Excellently, very well treated, he is a doctor of very good quality and respect for him, because the treatment and his work as a surgeon and as a doctor is excellent, I would say that he has more than 10
March 15, 2021
Very friendly and professional staff.
March 04, 2021
Experience with dr. Miguel Velez was informative, comforting and reassuring to proceed with procedure.
March 01, 2021
Dr. Velez is not only a warm and welcoming professional, he also exhibits confidence in his knowledge in his field which gives me trust in what he says and does. Makes for an awesome Doctor/Surgeon.
February 24, 2021
he saved me
February 24, 2021
I was very impressed by the treatment and care provided and how comfortable he made me feel though out my appointments and surgery
February 22, 2021
Informative and good to understand
February 18, 2021
Hi, I would like to leave a message stating that Dr. Velez was excellent. He was the first doctor at PIH that took me seriously. And checked me and was patient and literally almost made me cry because someone does care out there and I'm grateful to him for allowing me to have surgery, to remove my problem. Thank you, Dr. Velez and the staff.
February 11, 2021
Dr. was patient as he explained things to me.
February 10, 2021
Along with Dr. Velez his office staff and the nurses at the hospital all we're extremely friendly and helpful and answered all my questions and really eased any. emotional time that I was going through.
February 08, 2021
Very friendly staff and dr too
February 08, 2021
The office staff along with Dr. Velez where very professional!!!
January 13, 2021
Dr. Vélez is truly a caring physician that takes his time with his patients. I'm truly grateful to have him as my surgeon. He listens and addresses all my concerns. His staff is wonderful as well. They make you feel comfortable through the most difficult time of going through the emotions of surgery and recovery.
January 11, 2021
I had a bit of a wait after I checked in. About 40 minutes. That's my only complaint.
January 04, 2021
Dr. Vélez was an excellent choice for me. He was kind and informative. He made me feel at ease with what my surgery would entail. Excellent doctor and I would definitely recommend him.
January 04, 2021
I felt very confident from the first day I spoke with dr. Vélez and yes I would recommend it.
December 17, 2020
The entire experience was excellent. The follow-up to emergency surgery performed by another surgeon went well. The reasons the other surgeon chose to resolve the emergency this way was explained thoroughly. The expected after-effects were also explained. Even the insurance implications of aftercare were covered.
December 03, 2020
He explain it very good.
November 19, 2020
Very satisfied with my experience with PHI ????
November 16, 2020
Dr. Velez is great! The best surgeon a pregnant mom could hope and ask for. Thank you.
November 09, 2020
I felt very comfortable leaving my appointment, knowing that I'm in good hands.
November 09, 2020
Provider was friendly, very knowledgeable, and explained clear choices and plan
November 05, 2020
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November 05, 2020
Great advice to options on thyroid surgery.
November 02, 2020
Physician appeared very knowledgeable. Prepared with pictures in explanations and to the point.
October 27, 2020
Dr. Velez is a craftsman; he exemplifies service and is a wonderful example of what a doctor ideally is -compassionate and a consummate professional!
October 14, 2020
He was caring and explained in detail what process of surgery and outcome.
October 08, 2020
I was shown, using computer images, exactly what would be done during my surgery and what I could anticipate. Very thorough and all staff members where very nice. I could not be more satisfied and impressed.
October 01, 2020
Dr. Velez was extremely knowledgeable and he made me feel very comfortable and ready for my procedure, with nothing to be worry about for my surgery.
September 28, 2020
Excellent care.
September 23, 2020
Was very knowledgeable and thorough.
August 27, 2020
Dr. Velez was personable, professional, extremely knowledgeable. He has a great bedside manner.
August 27, 2020
Easy to make an appointment! very direct and straight to the point appointment
August 27, 2020
Extremely knowledgeable. Explained procedure thoroughly while making you feel comfortable.
August 12, 2020
The staff and doctor were very attentive dr valez had reviewed my medical condition and had a plan before we arrived that's great in my book
July 30, 2020
Dr Velez was wonderful. Informative & concerned. His staff was great.
July 29, 2020
Very pleased thank you
July 27, 2020
Took time to explain everything until I fully unstood. Didn't rush visit. His staff was also friendly.
July 27, 2020
Staff was amazing. Was able to get an appt the same day due to condition I was in.
July 27, 2020
Physician and his NURSE were very efficient. She as well was extremely professional efficient caring and thorough.
July 01, 2020
He's very precise and cares about his patient's
June 25, 2020
Doctor take time to explain
June 25, 2020
He has a lot of background experience.
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