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


  • English
  • Spanish



Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (California)


University of California School of Medicine (San Diego)


Surgery (General Cert)


Patient Reviews

November 26, 2018
Dr Velez is very nice and he explained so clearly about my procedure. He made me felt comfortable.
November 15, 2018
Dr. Velez is very professional. Made appointment for same day and when I saw him he had already studied my case. Left office well informed and extremely satisfied.
November 15, 2018
He is wonderful very caring.
November 14, 2018
He's great and I trust him to do the surgery.
November 14, 2018
Very impressive, knowledgeable physician who I would have no hesitation to have him be my surgeon if surgery is necessary
November 12, 2018
Dr. Velez was great! He made it personal by taking me into his office rather than discussing the surgery in the exam room, which was a better atmosphere to talk about the risks of surgery and answering questions. Her was prepared with pictures, which was very helpful, even for someone like myself who works in the medical field. I appreciated all his efforts.
October 29, 2018
I don't feel that I was given the time for the dr to know me and was handed off before I was ever seen. Even if he is right I felt I was being bullied into making a surgical decision I wasn't prepared for.
October 25, 2018
Was a positive experience from start to finish.
October 08, 2018
I really like Dr. Velez as he is very knowledgeable and showed care and concern towards me. He took the time to explain everything which is very helpful. I feel I can trust him as a surgeon. It is a very efficiently-run office. Thanks for a great experience!
October 04, 2018
I will definitely recommend Dr. Velez to my family and friends.
September 27, 2018
I appreciate the Doctors experience and knowledge, because it made me feel more at ease and comfortable moving forward with my best course of action.
September 06, 2018
Very informative. Good communicator - great experience.
August 30, 2018
Yesterday I was informed that I had an abnormal thyroid biopsy and it there is a strong possibility I have thyroid cancer...I was squeezed into Dr Velez’s schedule and I am forever grateful for that. My nerves were calmed and we set forth a plan. Dr. Velez bedside manner is so caring and compassionate, you can tell that he truly cares.
August 30, 2018
Dr. Velez was very easy to talk too. He explained what I needed to do with my health condition. He also explained to me why I did not need the surgery at this time.
August 20, 2018
Dr Velez was patience and had the ability to speak Spanish. He explained the plan to fallow very good. We’re very happy with how this first visit went thank very much Dr Velez and staff
August 15, 2018
Details and pictures of how surgery was gonna take place, provided some post op care recommendations, looking forward to an exceptional surgery and fast recovery.
August 14, 2018
You should get PIH for there insurance provider
August 14, 2018
Great job removing my gall bladder!!!
August 08, 2018
Dr. Velez is very educated and makes you feel that you will be in good hands throughout your procedure. I didn't feel rushed and he is very detailed.
August 02, 2018
Good bedside manners. He listens and explains everything you need to know. He checked me thoroughly which made my visit better than expected.
July 23, 2018
I was extremely pleased with the doctor and staff, everyone was courteous and helpful. Would recommend them to anyone.
July 16, 2018
You are treated with respect, honest opinions and you leave felling like the Dr. really listened & cared.
July 16, 2018
Go to Dr. Velez
July 12, 2018
My provider was very helpful.
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.