Nitzet M. Velez, MD

Nitzet M. Velez, MD

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Primary Specialty

General Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Thyroid Surgery

Education

Medical Education:
MD, University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine - 1996
Residency:
University of Toledo - 2003

Media

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery (Certified)

Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Kishwaukee Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

5.0
5.0 

359 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

Reviews from Patients

100 Most Recent Reviews

March 27, 2022

5.0

Dr. Velez is thorough, compassionate and knowledgeable.

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March 25, 2022

5.0

She is super responsive, hears you, doesn't make you feel dumb, respectful, professional, etc

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March 24, 2022

5.0

From our first meeting to my last visit yesterday Dr. Velez has been in my corner. Cheering me on, patiently explaining what needed to be done and all of the options for the best outcome. Her kindness and compassion have made an intensely scary time in my life one I will remember with gratitude and positivity.

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March 23, 2022

5.0

Dr Velez was very personable and thorough… and comforting…. A trait not always shared by some surgeons.

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March 16, 2022

5.0

She is caring and compassionate. Listens to your concerns and answers your questions. Never felt rushed.

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March 02, 2022

5.0

Dr Velez is the best !!!

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March 02, 2022

5.0

She’s amazing. She’s very thorough and she listens to her patients

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February 28, 2022

5.0

Dr. Velez, is very caring, and wants the best outcome for her patients.

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February 13, 2022

5.0

Very good communicator. Tried to answer all our questions.

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February 12, 2022

5.0

She made me feel so safe, and answer all my questions.

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February 11, 2022

5.0

Knowledgeable, comfortable to talk to, listens

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February 10, 2022

5.0

Very professional. Very thorough. Great bedside manner

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February 07, 2022

5.0

She is caring, smart, and explains everything about the surgery!

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February 03, 2022

5.0

Dr. Velez is so nice and comforting. I never feel rushed in my appointments. She has an amazing bedside manor.

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February 01, 2022

5.0

She was the first person to ask genuinely how I was doing.

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January 26, 2022

5.0

Dr. Velez was amazing. She sat down with me and asked tons of questions and explained everything really well. I felt like she cared and that I was in good hands

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January 25, 2022

5.0

She explains everything in detail. She answers all of my questions and she followed up a couple of time after surgery just to see how I was doing. She made the whole process a lot less scary than it could have been.

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January 19, 2022

5.0

I felt very comfortable with her.

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January 18, 2022

5.0

Bedside manner, ability to cold read patients and recognize their concerns even when patients are in avoidance mode is a good caring doctor.

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January 17, 2022

5.0

Anyone who knows her tells you how wonderful she is, but today she exceeded all expectations. I am forever in her debt for her kindness, compassion, and patience today.

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January 10, 2022

5.0

Dr. Velez is great. She explains things and listens very well.

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January 06, 2022

5.0

She was thorough, was patience, and answered my questions. Very kind dr.

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December 28, 2021

5.0

Kind, friendly, explains in terms you can understand

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December 26, 2021

5.0

She is a very friendly very thorough in her examinations and she likes to make people feel better she takes pride in her work.

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December 20, 2021

5.0

Dr Velez was most friendly & entertaining. She answered my questions with very comprehensive answers

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December 19, 2021

5.0

I Really Liked Dr. Velez and how comfortable she made me feel and the fact that she took the time to explain everything to me about my proceedure. I didn't feel like I was just a number.

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December 17, 2021

5.0

She answered all my questions and put me at ease. She is very pleasant to talk to.

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December 15, 2021

5.0

She is wonderful. Very competent, genuine, & caring.

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December 07, 2021

5.0

She’s thorough & very pleasant.

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November 30, 2021

5.0

GREAT doctor! Explains things very well...

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November 27, 2021

5.0

Dr. Velez was extremely thorough with the most minimal process to the most detailed process. Her knowledge and ability in using that knowledge was presented professional and loving throughout my care (in office and hospital), with "easy to understand" explanations.

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November 10, 2021

5.0

Dr. Velez is great! Great bedside manner, patient and explains clearly what I need to know. Answers all my questions and is genuinely caring.

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November 09, 2021

5.0

She talks to you not above you. I trust her

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November 06, 2021

5.0

She is a very caring doctor and listens when you talk to her.

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November 01, 2021

5.0

She was concerned about my comfort & my safety. She gave me clear instructions.

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October 29, 2021

5.0

She is so kind and compassionate and extremely knowledgeable.

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October 26, 2021

5.0

Dr Velez is awesome! She is caring, listens to our concerns, is professional and friendly, and includes me and my husband in my care decisions.

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October 25, 2021

5.0

Based on both my and my wife's experiences with her, I regard Dr. Velez as a highly skilled surgeon who is really concerned about her patients' welfare. The results of my recent surgery are, so far at least, excellent.

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October 07, 2021

5.0

Seeing Dr Velez has been a wonderful experience. She is a very informative and caring Dr. Her MA Nicole is just as wonderful as her. They are the best.

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October 06, 2021

5.0

She answered all my questions, was very thorough with my check up. And made me feel comfortable , for a first time meeting her.

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September 29, 2021

5.0

Shes awesome

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September 23, 2021

5.0

The way the staff treated me was top notch

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September 22, 2021

5.0

Dr. Velez is a terrific doctor and cares for her patients.

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September 19, 2021

5.0

Due to my many drug allergies my medical needs become complex. Dr. Velez has never failed in problem solving, attention to detail, or providing care specific to my needs.

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September 18, 2021

5.0

I've only met her once and I trust and appreciate her knowledge.

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September 17, 2021

5.0

De. Vélez is a great surgeon. She listens to concerns my concerns and is very understanding. She included me in the decision she made.

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September 13, 2021

5.0

For all the reasons listed above

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September 13, 2021

5.0

Dr is so amazing. She spent so much time answering and explaining.

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September 08, 2021

5.0

Dr. Velez is so personable, talks to you not down at you. She has a down to earth bedside manner, she doesn’t make you feel rushed and is open to what you as a patient have to say. She has ALL the great qualities a patient needs from their physicians.

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September 03, 2021

5.0

Doctor Valez is very caring and thorough. She explains things in laymens language.

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September 02, 2021

5.0

She was friendly, informative and supportive.

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August 28, 2021

5.0

I really like Dr. Velez and trust her knowledge and expertise. She makes it easy to talk about medical issues I have.

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August 27, 2021

5.0

She was exceptional. She spent a full 45 minutes with me .

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August 25, 2021

5.0

She is caring and listens

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August 24, 2021

5.0

Very personable yet professional Willing to work with my needs

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August 24, 2021

5.0

She is a fantastic person and a very caring doctor.

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August 11, 2021

5.0

Dr. Velez is amazing!

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August 06, 2021

5.0

She was very careful to listen to my concerns. And the nurse jessica was also absolutely wonderful.

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August 05, 2021

5.0

Dr. Valez is great. She has the best bedside manner, and really makes me feel like she cares about me

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July 26, 2021

5.0

She’s absolutely wonderful!!

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July 25, 2021

5.0

From my and my wife's experience, her surgical and communication skills are excellent.

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July 22, 2021

5.0

She is friendly, knowledgeable and professional.

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July 22, 2021

5.0

Dr.Valez is great! She seems like she genuinely cares about me and really makes me feel comfortable. She answered all my questions and didn't make me feel rushed

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July 19, 2021

5.0

I liked her

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July 15, 2021

5.0

She is very professional and caring doctor

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July 13, 2021

5.0

She listens and answers all questions.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

She explains things very well and gives you the chance to question.

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July 08, 2021

5.0

She listened to my concerns, was empathetic, caring, courteous, and very professional. I came out of my appointment feeling very positive. She is great!

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June 30, 2021

5.0

She takes her time with her patients. She makes sure you understand what's going on, looks you right in the eye and gives you direct answers. And she's quite a skilled surgeon.

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June 30, 2021

5.0

Kind, very knowledgeable, thorough description of procedure, answered all questions

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June 24, 2021

5.0

She is a very good doctor. And I mean a very good Dr. She will talk to you until you understand what she is taking about. I'm so glad I had her for my Dr. .

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June 24, 2021

5.0

Very knowledgeable and personable

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June 23, 2021

5.0

She had read my information BEFORE the appointment, answered all my questions clearly and validated my concerns/worries.

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June 23, 2021

5.0

Just a very good person in general.

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June 16, 2021

5.0

Past procedures performed.

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June 09, 2021

5.0

Knowledgeable and caring doctor

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June 08, 2021

5.0

Wonderful doctor. Takes time for her patients.

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June 07, 2021

5.0

Awesome doctor! Just love her dearly.

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June 02, 2021

5.0

She spent time talking with me and explaining procedures etc.

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June 01, 2021

5.0

Great physician. Knowledgeable and highly skilled. Kind and comforting, as well.

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June 01, 2021

5.0

Lovely compassionate doctor who answered all questions I would give a higher score if possible

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May 31, 2021

5.0

Dr Velez is wonderful. She is caring, thoughtful and answers my questions so that it’s understandable. I don’t feel like I’m being rushed out of the exam room.

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May 25, 2021

5.0

She explained everything about my surgery and shows that she cares

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Very professional and personable

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May 18, 2021

5.0

Caring and they are willing to listen

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May 15, 2021

5.0

Dr. Velez was very friendly and genuinely cares about her patients. Her calming voice put me at ease. Dr. velez was very through and informative. I would definitely recommend her.

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May 10, 2021

5.0

she spends a lot of time with her patients, explains things, friendly and patient

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May 07, 2021

5.0

She was great when I was in the hospital and any questions I had I could ask her even the follow up yesterday was quick and easy. Also a friend at work’s daughter just had Dr. Velez perform a similar appendix procedure and he had nothing but good things to say about her this past week.

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April 25, 2021

5.0

explained things well, and very knowledgeable

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April 24, 2021

5.0

I can't say enough about dr. Velez. She has the best bedside manner. You can really tell she cares. Thank you

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April 08, 2021

5.0

Excellent dr. She is kind and caring, answers all questions

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April 07, 2021

5.0

Dr. Velez listened to my concerns, repeated what I said as a way of review and made recommendations accordingly.

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April 05, 2021

5.0

Very personable and willing to spend time & answer all questions.

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March 24, 2021

5.0

She is very awesome in every aspect

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March 23, 2021

5.0

She takes the time and makes sure I understand everything

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March 22, 2021

5.0

She was awesome. Personable and so nice! Such good energy.

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March 17, 2021

5.0

She explains everything clearly and easy to understand

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March 15, 2021

5.0

She REALLY cared and listened to me!!! She took time and explained things to me!

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March 10, 2021

5.0

She is very knowledgeable

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March 10, 2021

5.0

Her surgical skills and communication are first rate.

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Disclosures

Nitzet M. Velez, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

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