Dr. Miguel Alvelo-Rivera, MD

Dr. Miguel Alvelo-Rivera, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
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Age 52
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Dr. Miguel Alvelo-Rivera, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Detroit, MI and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in thoracic surgery.

2799 W Grand Blvd Ste K16-C

Detroit, MI 48202

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Dr. Alvelo-Rivera's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvelo-Rivera performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Alvelo-Rivera performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvelo-Rivera performs Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Alvelo-Rivera performs this procedure more than 83% of his peers

Lung Surgery
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Alvelo-Rivera performs Lung Surgery more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Alvelo-Rivera performs this procedure more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Alvelo-Rivera's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Valve Disease
Arrhythmias
Arterial Catheterization With Robotic Assistance
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Benign Tumor
Cancer
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Cardiomyopathy
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Artery Disease
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Congenital Heart Defects
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Empyema
Endocarditis
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Removal, Open
Lung Surgery
Lung Transplant
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mitral Valve Disease
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Open Thymectomy
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Sympathectomy
Thoracentesis
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thrombosis
Tracheal Surgery
Vascular Disease
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Biography

Dr. Miguel Alvelo-Rivera, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Detroit, MI and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in thoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

  • 2003
    Univ Of Pittsburgh
    Fellowship Hospital
    2003
  • 2000
    University Of Pittsburgh
    Fellowship Hospital
    2000
  • 1997
    U Pr
    Residency Hospital
    1997
  • 1993
    U Pr
    Internship Hospital
    1993
  • 1992
    University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1992

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Alvelo-Rivera's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alvelo-Rivera

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Based on 5 reviews

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1 Star
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Average Wait Time
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Poor bedside manners. After surgery calls family in waiting room vs coming out to speak direct. Only Dr. we have ever had that did this
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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Preferred PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
Priority PPO