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Dr. Miguel Alvelo-Rivera, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Alvelo-Rivera
2799 W Grand Blvd Ste K16-C Detroit, MI 48202

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Dr. Miguel Alvelo-Rivera, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Detroit, MI and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE in 1992 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.


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(313) 916-2689

Dr. Alvelo-Rivera accepts the following insurance:

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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
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
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PHCS Network PPO
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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)
  • Esophagostomy
  • 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 Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • 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 Thymectomy
  • 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 cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Detroit, MI and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE in 1992 and specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

2003
Univ of Pittsburgh
Fellowship Hospital
2000
University of Pittsburgh
Fellowship Hospital
1997
U PR
Residency Hospital
1993
U PR
Internship Hospital
1992
UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Medical School
2003
2000
1997
1993
1992

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Alvelo-Rivera's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Alvelo-Rivera

3.4

Based on 5 reviews

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1 Star
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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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