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Dr. Robert Velez, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Velez

Robert J Velez MD

4224 Houma Blvd Ste 350 Metairie, LA 70006

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Dr. Robert Velez, MD is a general surgery specialist in Metairie, LA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Lsu School Of Medicine-New Orleans in 1982 and specializes in general surgery.


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I met Dr. Velez as a result of needing emergency surgery. He was very thorough in explaining what he was going to do for my procedure. During the hospital rounds, he made sure I was in complete understanding of what he had done and that I k is what to expect when I was released from the hospital. The follow up visit at his office was just as pleasant of an experience. I hope I don’t have to but if anyone would ask about surgery recommendations, I would definitely suggest Dr. Velez.
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I had to get my gallbladder removed and Dr Velez explained every thing that he was going to do and what I need to do after removal. He was on time for appt and surgery and his patient care and bed side manners were excellent
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DR Robert Velez is the best surgeon you could find. He is with you all the way and explains the procedure in terms you can understand. He calls you to check on you and when he tells you he will take good care of you, you can believe it. Highly recommended.
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Polite, smart, and genuinely wanted to help me repair my hernia. Surgery was quick and painless, scheduled follow up visit right after surgery and called to check on my pain levels during recovery. He and his staff were professional and courteous. Highly recommended!!!!
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Dr. Velez, is an awesome Surgeon! This was my first time meeting him. He made me feel like we were long time friends or family. His Bedside Manner are Empackabe. He is very kind and patience with his patients. He takes his time and explain procedures to you in the most simplistist terms. He has much empathy for his patients. I highly recommend him to anyone that is required to have a procedure performed and want it done with a loving and caring spirit.
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Biography

Dr. Robert Velez, MD is a general surgery specialist in Metairie, LA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Lsu School Of Medicine-New Orleans in 1982 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Precept-Lahey Clin
Residency Hospital
1987
Interim Lsu Public Hospital
Residency Hospital
1983
Charity/Lsu Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1982
Lsu School Of Medicine-New Orleans
Medical School
1987
1983
1982

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(504) 889-5255

Dr. Velez accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Velez's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Appendicitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Appendicitis more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Parasitic Appendicitis
Ventral Hernia
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez treats Ventral Hernia more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Velez treats this condition more than 69% of his peers

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Velez performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Velez performs this procedure more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Velez's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Aneurysm
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholecystoenterostomy
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Percutaneous Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia