Dr. Daniel Velez, MD

Dr. Daniel Velez, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
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Age 50
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Dr. Daniel Velez, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Universidad Central Del Caribe School Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

1919 E Thomas Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85016

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • CRS
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Dr. Velez's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez performs Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair more than 20% of his peers

Dr. Velez performs this procedure more than 20% of his peers

Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez performs Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary) more than 51% of his peers

Dr. Velez performs this procedure more than 51% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Aortic Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valvuloplasty
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Tricuspid Valve Repair / Replacement
  • Valvuloplasty
Congenital Heart Disease
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Congenital Heart Disease more than 38% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 38% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenital Aneurysms of the Great Vessels
  • Congenital Cardiovascular Malformations
  • Congenital Heart Block
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Adult
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Fetal
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Pediatric
  • Congenital Mitral Malformation
  • Congenital Mitral Stenosis
  • Congenital Septal Defect

Dr. Velez's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Daniel Velez, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Universidad Central Del Caribe School Of Medicine in 1995 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

Emory University School Of Med
Residency Hospital
University Of Wa School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1995
Universidad Central Del Caribe School Of Medicine
Medical School
1995

Awards

Dr. Velez's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Velez

4.5

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Dr. Valez explained with great care what would take place during my daughter's several surgeries and heart transplant. He spent time explaining directly to my daughter as well. He checked on her every day and reassured her that she was going to be better than ok!
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Dr. Velez did my son's first heart surgery when he was 5 months old. He was amazing! He was knolageable and experienced with my son's extremely rare congenital heart defect. He has a great bedside manner! He is the only one I would trust with my son.
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Velez performed surgery on my daughter & repaired most of the issues with her heart, but left her rib cage extremely deformed. After leaving the hospital I have received NO follow up from this Velez or his office. To date I do not know if all of his patients are left with such deformities, or what...Read More
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Very very friendly and approachable. He seemed genuine concern for our childs wellbeing.
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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Care 1st Health Plan
AHCCCS with Prior Authorization
Cigna
Cigna Healthcare of Arizona
Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus PPO
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
CRS
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net
Humana
Humana PPO
Indian Health Service
Mercy Care
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS with Prior Authorization
Merge Healthcare
PHCS
PHCS PPO
Phoenix Health Plan
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
Phoenix Health Plan (w/prior authorization)
Self Pay
United Healthcare Community Plan
AHCCCS - AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare

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