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

April 24, 2019
Love my doctors at PIH Whitter
April 22, 2019
I highly recommend Dr. Miguel Vélez, his experience made me feel comfortable with my operation. I feel lucky that I was able to find Dr. Vélez, and I would recommend him to any of my family members.
April 22, 2019
First I would say PIH Health location is quite easy to get to not much traffic, spacious ample parking, building is new and very clean with an elavator that speaks. The Medical Staff's are very nice, professional and accomodating. Doctors makes sure that you are well informed when you leave. I also must say compared to other medical facilities the waiting time isn't very long.
April 18, 2019
He was warm friendly and helpful. I will follow his advice also talk to my primary physician together we will get my problem resolved. Thank you.
April 08, 2019
First rate surgeon, I only wish I was as fit as he. Definitely practices what he preaches. I was impressed with his basisScience knowledge and research.
March 28, 2019
I highly recommend him if you need a general surgeon.
March 25, 2019
Made me feel very at ease and comfortable.
February 26, 2019
They are so professional, listen to your needs and are compassionate. Also they are so well trained I would highly recommend this provider.
February 11, 2019
You guys are good
February 07, 2019
I will definitely go to another doctor to get a second opinion. This doctor was taking information from Wikipedia and google to explain his diagnosis which made ke feel like he did not have a clue what he was doing. I will never go see him again and will also tell my medical provider about this experience.
February 04, 2019
Dr. Velez and staff were great and very informative. I would recommend him highly to all my family and friends
January 28, 2019
Entire staff was very professional, even when I went to the wrong department and they redirected me, They were kind and helpful
January 28, 2019
For issues of general surgery, and whatever else is within Dr. Velez's scope of work, I strongly recommend him for the service.
January 23, 2019
Thank you for being so understanding,kind, and compassionate and allowing my loved one to be with me in the room it made the visit easier. Thank you ??
January 21, 2019
It was a great visit and felt comfortable around him!!
January 17, 2019
There were smiles from the start of my visit to the end of the visit. I appreciate everyone making me feel like I was the only one they were taking care of. Thank you.
January 14, 2019
Dr Velez is very knowledgeable and makes you feel comfortable. Took his time to explain everything.
January 03, 2019
Very Knowledgeable and Experienced Doctor was very kind and understanding to my needs.
December 17, 2018
Good job
December 11, 2018
Dr. was easy to understand and efficient
December 06, 2018
Excelente doctor with a kind attitude and very knowledgeable in his field. He takes the time to answer all your questions and gives you a choice of the best options for you. I would recommend him to anyone!!!
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.