Dr. Gisela Velez, MD

Dr. Gisela Velez, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 50
(24)
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Dr. Gisela Velez, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Ayer, MA and has been practicing for 15 years. She graduated from New York University School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in ophthalmology.

190 Groton Rd Ste 240

Ayer, MA 01432

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Retinal Neovascularization
high
more than 88% of peers
Retina Diseases
high
more than 85% of peers
Retinal Telangiectasia
normal
more than 84% 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

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iritis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveal Diseases
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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7  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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

  • New York University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Fairfax Hospital/Georgetown
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Georgetown University Mc
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Mass Eye and Ear Inf
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • National Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Velez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Velez's Reviews

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Velez to family and friends
24 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Velez's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

Great experience from when I called the office to being checked it to the technicians that started the process. When I did get to see the doctor it was like I was her only patient. Spent more time with me and spoke to me with lingo I could understand. Her calmness and demeanor was unreal. Highly...more
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Had to get a quick appmt with a specialist due to my fathers sight in his left eye. It was hard for him to open and see clearly from it. Dr Velez staff fit him in the same day we called. We are very grateful for the prompt attention we both received when we got there. Thank God for this doctor....more
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Dr Velez was the most pleasant experience I have had in several years. I took my mother to the same type Dr in Worcester and the experience was not a pleasant one. I am forever grateful that Dr Velez was able to fit my mom in even though she was booked solid and took the time and effort to put our...more
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Wonderful experience although a serious situation but Dr Velez was just so comforting that all our fears and concerns were put to rest. Patience and very articulate in her approach to defuse our anxiety was grately appreciated. Highly recommend her to anyone no matter their age.
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I recently had an emergency surgery for a detached retina. While I can say that no emergency surgery is fun, it was a wonderful experience. Within 24 hours as a never before seen patient, I was seen, diagnosed and surgically treated. From the receptionist, technicians, surgery nurses, staff and...more
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