Dr. Steven Vela, MD

Dr. Steven Vela, MD

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

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Dr. Steven Vela, MD is a general surgery specialist in Corpus Christi, TX. 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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Vela's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vela performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Vela performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Gallbladder Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vela performs Gallbladder Removal more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Vela performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Vela treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Vela treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones

Dr. Vela's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Abscess
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Anal Disorders
Anal or Rectal Pain
Aneurysm
Anorectal Abscess
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
Appendectomy, Open
Appendicitis
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Benign Tumor
Biopsy of Breast
Breast Cancer
Breast Diseases
Breast Lump
Breast Surgical Procedure
Cancer
Cholangiocarcinoma
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Cholelithiasis
Colectomy
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colorectal Cancer
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
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
Fracture
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Gastrotomy
Gynecologic Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer
Hemorrhoids
Hernia
Hernia Repair
Hidradenitis
Hyperparathyroidism
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Incisional Hernia
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Laparotomy
Lipomas
Liver Cancer
Lung Cancer
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
Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
Parathyroidectomy
Partial Lung Collapse
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
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)
Secondary Malignancies
Skin Grafts
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Stomach Diseases
Stomach Surgery
Thoracentesis
Thrombosis
Ulcer
Ulcerative Colitis
Umbilical Hernia
Vaginal Surgery
Varicose Vein Procedure
Varicose Veins
Vascular Disease
Ventral Hernia
Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. Steven Vela, MD is a general surgery specialist in Corpus Christi, TX. He specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Michigan Medical School
Medical School

Awards

Dr. Vela's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Vela

2.8

Based on 14 reviews

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

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Average Wait Time
  • 16 – 30 minutes
Dr. Vela's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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He fixed up my hernia perfectly! Now everything feels back to normal.
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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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Locations

Surgical Associates of Corpus Christi

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(361) 360-5648
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO

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