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Dr. Fernando Velayos, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 49

  
Dr. Velayos

Mount Zion Gastroenterology

2330 Post St Ste 610 San Francisco, CA 94115
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(415) 502-4444

Dr. Fernando Velayos, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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Dr. Velayos accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Select Plus HMO
Kaiser Permanente
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Western Health Advantage

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Velayos' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Crohn's Disease
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velayos treats Crohn's Disease more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Velayos treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velayos treats Inflammatory Bowel Disease more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Velayos treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velayos treats Abdominal Disorders more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Velayos treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Velayos' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Tapeworm Infection
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Velayos' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Velayos

2.7

Based on 10 reviews

5 Stars
30%
(3)
4 Stars
10%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
20%
(2)
1 Star
40%
(4)

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Dr. Velayos gave me confidence in the excellence of his medical skills and also his softer patient skills. He is encouraging in the face of a lot of complicated and related possibilities, which is reality, I think, for a lot of GI symptoms. He is fact-based and scientific, and ordered all tests needed, and the therapies he recommended (for different problems over the years) worked when years of treatment from other doctors hadn't.
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I met with Dr Velayos while having a flare of IBD. He refused to run a diagnostic blood test due to insurance costs (even after I said I would pay out of pocket), offered limited solutions, and when asked what new medication he recommended, he suggested a treatment that had already failed me. I had ensured he had my full history in his chart, but he had obviously not read it ahead of time, nor took the time to ask me what I've tried before. Also note, UCSF does not allow switching specialists.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Fernando Velayos, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in San Francisco, CA and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

University Ca Sf School Of Med
Residency Hospital
1997
University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)