Dr. Steven Vela, MD

Dr. Steven Vela, MD

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General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
47 y/o
(14)

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Dr. Steven Vela, MD is a general surgery specialist in Corpus Christi, TX and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in general surgery.

Surgical Associates of Corpus Christi

6133 Parkway

Corpus Christi, TX 78414
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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Paracentesis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Appendicitis
very high
more than 98% of peers
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Vela'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

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

51  Conditions Treated

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45  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • 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)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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

  • Univ Of Mi Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Vela has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vela's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vela

2.8

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
42.857142857142854%
(6)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(1)
1 Star
50%
(7)

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Average Wait Time
  • 16 – 30 minutes
Dr. Vela's Performance
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What People Say About Dr. Steven Vela, MD
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He fixed up my hernia perfectly! Now everything feels back to normal.
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Matthew Peddleton in Corpus Christi – Feb 20, 2018
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Dr. VELA did a great job in removing my appendix however he is not very personable. I saw him once the day after surgery in which he seemed too busy to be bothered with questions. The nurses also tried asking him questions of which he also seemed too busy to answer. When I was seen a week later...Read More
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Corpus Christi, TX – Jun 02, 2017
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