Dr. Daniel Velez, MD

Dr. Daniel Velez, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
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Dr. Daniel Velez, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 23 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

(602) 933-2693

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
  • 11 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Velez performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Septal Defect
very high
more than 97% of peers
Heart Surgery
normal
more than 71% of peers
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
normal
more than 65% of peers

Dr. Velez's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

20  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Vascular Disease

22  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arizona.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Universidad Central Del Caribe School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Emory University School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Wa School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Velez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Velez's Reviews

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Velez to family and friends
6 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
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Dr. Velez's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

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...more
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Very very friendly and approachable. He seemed genuine concern for our childs wellbeing.
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