Miguel Velez MD | General Surgeon | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
Miguel A. Velez

Miguel A. Velez MD


General Surgery
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4.6 / 5 (based on 302 Reviews) View 17 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

Additional Languages

  • Spanish


Medical School

University of California School of Medicine (San Diego)


Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (California)


Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (California)

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery


Patient Reviews

December 20, 2021
I just want to say, we got our appointment very quickly when the office, all the girls and guys there in the desk treated us great. We got in to see the doctor right away. The doctor was great and he told, we talked for a long time in fact I said, I'm sorry we talked so long, but he wanted to hear everything we had to say and I was really impressed by him and I've heard that he's really a great surgeon and I was recommended by other people and when I met him I have no doubt that he would take good care of me and be a great surgeon. In fact, I told my wife just before we left about how lucky you were.
December 15, 2021
Dr. Velez, & Staff Very Professional, kind, informative and friendly... Impressive! Ty??
December 02, 2021
My appointment for that day was originally scheduled with Dr. David Anderson, but he was not available, and I was able to see Dr. Velez instead. Dr. Velez knew how I went through the surgery and answered all my post-surgery questions. Dr. Anderson did the succesful surgery and saved my life for which I am grateful for the rest of my life. Both Dr. Anderson and Dr. Velez are indeed excellent PIH doctors.
November 29, 2021
That I brought, they treated me very well, but very kind to me.
November 29, 2021
Did a great explain my health problem to me.
November 18, 2021
My office visit with Dr. Velez was to determine if surgery was necessary to solve my problem of acid reflux. Dr. Velez clearly explained the surgical procedure. The visuals of the procedure shown on the computer screen also gave me a clearer picture. I am a visual learner. He also went over my medical history thoroughly asking important questions. Dr. Velez was professional and his demeanor pleasant. I am confident that any surgery Dr. Velez performs on me will be fine, and I will improve and heal. Thank you Dr. Velez.
November 11, 2021
Was a great visit. I highly recommend Dr. Velez.
November 08, 2021
Dr. Velez is a great doctor; he's an excellent doctor. He seems to care really for his patient, and he's respectful, polite, and he explained everything and ordered the procedures to investigate...investigate more, the situation. He took his time explaining things, and answered our questions. And also he speaks Spanish, which it was greatly appreciated for my sister, who does not speak very well English. Overall, Dr. Velez is a good fit for us. Thank you.
November 08, 2021
Dr. Velez was very attentive. I've been to three other doctors and they all disregarded what I had to say. He actually listened and examined me and saw that my core was actually as badly damaged as I had told him. He showed me pictures and explained what was going on with me and directed me to the next steps.
November 01, 2021
I found this doctor to be exceptionally thorough, very very organized and professional and certainly willing to take the time to explain the procedure going forward. So I think he did a great job.
November 01, 2021
Your staff was professional & courteous. Dr Reyes was upbeat & informative. His enthusiasm for his job & can do attitude was encouraging
October 27, 2021
I liked him cause he's like a no nonsense doctor he told me when I had give me the options he listen to what I wanted And I just like him he is a very nice guy also
October 20, 2021
[name removed] was so calm and assuring while she checked vital signs and health history. After I saw doctor she made sure I had phone # and plan of next step. Dr Velez was recommended by a friend and doctor gave me confidence about upcoming surgery.
October 14, 2021
Well, I am very happy with the attention the doctor gave me and no, they do not make me all his staff both in his office and in the hospital and thank you, I want to thank him because I am fine. They did a very excellent job. (unreadable) and I would recommend it in any situation that will find it necessary. Thank you.
October 11, 2021
I think the surgery scheduler can do a better job of conveying information to the patient and getting paperwork to the patient. I did not get my final paperwork until Friday after I got home from work and I found out that I was - I missed the covid testing and the last day to get that done was apparently Friday. So, I had some frustrations dealing with the scheduler but other than that, everything was perfect. Enjoyed Dr. Velez's staff and services.
October 04, 2021
My experience with Dr.Velez was excellent. He provided information on what will happen during my surgery and was very thorough. I was happy with how it went.
October 04, 2021
Took the time to explain my conditions and options.also encourage to get covid vaccine.
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