Nitzet M. Velez, MD

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Primary Specialty

General Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

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

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 

406 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

93 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

93 Reviews

August 30, 2023

5.0

Dr. Velez is very approachable/ caring/ listens / shows concern for patient / will discuss all questions snd patient concerns/ discusses and mutually agrees on course of treatment w patient.

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August 30, 2023

5.0

Excellent doctor.

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August 26, 2023

5.0

Very relatable and Frank. Inspires confidence

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August 14, 2023

5.0

She made sure everything was very informative

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August 14, 2023

5.0

Very good doctor and very kind thank you very much doctor Velez

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August 05, 2023

5.0

Dr Velez is gentle, kind and very thorough.

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August 01, 2023

5.0

Extremely knowlegable,very patient and kind adressed all my concerns

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July 30, 2023

5.0

Dr. Velez is so wonderful. She really cares about her patients. She is through and answered all my questions. She made me feel at ease and confident I was making the right decision about my health and care plan.

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July 30, 2023

5.0

Great doctor and staff

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July 26, 2023

5.0

Personable, caring, listened to concerns and acted on them, knowledgable.

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July 19, 2023

5.0

Excellent

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July 18, 2023

5.0

Love this doctor . She is very comforting and positive adittude. Very thorough

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July 12, 2023

5.0

She is very knowledgeable, informative, reassuring and caring. Her staff is excellent!! Very personable and efficient

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July 11, 2023

5.0

She’s very professional and point-blank told you how it is and we’ll have that

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July 10, 2023

5.0

I was pleased with her thorough examination, evaluation and explanation of my mammogram results, it’s further testing and possibilities. She was open and frank.

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June 13, 2023

5.0

Her knowledge, warmth and attention.

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June 07, 2023

5.0

Went thru the whole procedure and what to expect.

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May 30, 2023

5.0

She spends a lot of time and explains everything

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May 15, 2023

5.0

She patiently explained the issue she options. She’s a very caring Dr.

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May 15, 2023

5.0

Dr. Velez and staff were very nice and explained my health issue in a way that was understandable.

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May 10, 2023

5.0

She explains everything in great detail and doesn't proceed until she is absolutely sure you understand everything.

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May 06, 2023

5.0

I wish ALL doctors and surgeons would have her bedside manner! I always feel better after I see her!

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May 02, 2023

5.0

Very knowledgeable and friendly. Let me know what my options were.

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April 27, 2023

5.0

Dr Valez is highly skilled & also compassionate. She patiently answered my questions & did not rush me in my understanding. She appears to truly care about her patients.

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April 26, 2023

5.0

She was very kind and thorough

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April 21, 2023

5.0

Dr valez is down to earth relatable and very good at making you feel comfortable and have all the information you need before doing the surgery

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April 19, 2023

5.0

Dr Velez's expertise put me at ease. She listened when I had questions and responded with kindness. She truly seems to care about her patients and their well being.

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April 18, 2023

5.0

She is absolutely wonderful, incredibly knowledgeable, helpful and truly cares about your well-being. She explained things so I can understand them, was open to any and all questions, even for after the appointment, she welcomed questions/concerns.

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April 13, 2023

5.0

Nice lady friendly honest

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April 08, 2023

5.0

Dr. Velez is amazing! She took the time to show me charts, my ultrasound compared to others. She took the time to explain thoroughly all questions I had, and the procedure and process I will be having. I will highly recommend her. She was friendly, and she listened, and I felt comfortable after talking to her about my concerns.

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March 21, 2023

5.0

Dr. Velez was excellent! She is compassionate, extremely thorough and took the time needed without rushing to explain everything to me. She clearly has passion for her work. It was also great to see someone that “looks like me” be the he doctor I saw. Thank you so much!

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March 16, 2023

5.0

Very nice and knowledgeable

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February 27, 2023

5.0

Caring doctor

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February 25, 2023

5.0

Dr. Velez was kind and patient and made recommendations and a referral to a department and staff she has confidence in. She was focused on what could be done for me, what could be checked, and did not dismiss any of my concerns. Her focus was on the positive and figuring things out.

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February 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Velez was kind and listened, punctual, and professional.

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February 20, 2023

5.0

She is great and I do recommend her to anyone I know that needs to have surgery. Dr Velez is patient always asks if I have questions and explains in terms that is easy for non clinical people can understand. I don’t feel rushed.

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February 19, 2023

5.0

Dr. Velez was amazingly kind and good natured. She made me feel very at ease

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February 13, 2023

5.0

Great personality. Positive, knowledgeable.

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February 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. Velez took shes very attentive she took her time and was able to solve my health issue the very same day

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February 06, 2023

5.0

She relates to people not just as patients

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February 04, 2023

5.0

She is passionate about her patients And that means a lot to me.

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February 03, 2023

5.0

She was so kind and thorough. I felt completely at ease and she answered all of my questions.

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February 02, 2023

5.0

Dr. Velez explained everything thoroughly. She is so sweet and professional.

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February 02, 2023

5.0

She is very caring and hopeful. I wish every surgeon had her bedside manner. She makes me feel hopeful, too.

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February 02, 2023

5.0

I wish every doctor were to have her “bedside manner.” She is so hopeful and happy that I left feeling happy and hopeful, too. If a patient is going to catch something contagious—it should be a good attitude!!!

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January 31, 2023

5.0

She was up front and answered all my questions and I have complete confidence in her.

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January 27, 2023

5.0

I am pleased with her decisions during the surgery. She is very human and supportive and fun. I feel well taken care of.

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January 26, 2023

5.0

I feel she is an excellent surgeon.

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January 25, 2023

5.0

Has patience

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January 24, 2023

5.0

She explain everything so I understood and didn’t make me feel bad about anything

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January 19, 2023

5.0

Dr Velez is the best! She always listens to my concerns, and her hands are magical: no pain at all.

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January 18, 2023

5.0

Dr. Velez is knowledgeable and kind, she listened to my concerns and answered my questions.

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January 18, 2023

5.0

Like her cheerfulness.

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January 14, 2023

5.0

She is a wonderful doctor who I can trust

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January 06, 2023

5.0

Friendly, knowledgeable, and quick.

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January 04, 2023

5.0

Dr Velez was very caring and informative

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December 30, 2022

5.0

She is wonderful, attentive and explained everything. Made me feel extremely comfortable

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December 29, 2022

5.0

She Excellent she make sure your Comfortable and understand about the concerns of your situation

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December 23, 2022

5.0

She is informative and friendly

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December 21, 2022

5.0

Dr Velez is good at what she does. She listens and answers all questions with much patience.

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December 16, 2022

5.0

Awesome communication.

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December 13, 2022

5.0

She thinks of the best solution specifically for me. She performed my partial mastectomy and I specifically asked for her for the margins melanoma survey on the same breast. Great bedside manner too!

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December 12, 2022

5.0

Listened to concerns

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December 12, 2022

5.0

Dr. Velez was extremely personable and compassionate in explaining my options and made sure that we understood everything she explained.

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December 12, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and helpful! Caring

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December 08, 2022

5.0

She is just great. Upbeat & positive.

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December 07, 2022

5.0

The doctor is very knowledgeable and was very informative and was concerned with my health. She was very friendly and put me at ease.

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December 06, 2022

5.0

Good care

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December 06, 2022

5.0

She is caring, informative and positive! I would recommend her to anyone and I actually have😊

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December 06, 2022

5.0

Dr. Velez was available both before and after the procedure to come talk to me to answer any questions I had. She did an excellent job on the procedure.

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December 05, 2022

5.0

Doctor Velez takes the time to explain the procedure,Easy to understand and knowledgeable and comforting.

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December 05, 2022

5.0

She is very knowledgeable, kind, understanding, and listens to her patients. Also, very responsive.

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December 03, 2022

5.0

She is friendly, informative, compassionate and most importantly highly regarded in her field.

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December 03, 2022

5.0

All of the specialists and technicians at NM are absolutely amazing. I have reccomended many others to turn to NM for help with their health issues. They have thanked me over and over for the great care they received at NM.

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December 02, 2022

5.0

She was very friendly. Made me feel at ease. Was very thorough with her explanation of the procedure I had done. She had an extremely good bedside manner. I found her professionalism, very comforting.

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December 01, 2022

5.0

She's very knowledgeable and explains the situation in a way you can understand.

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November 28, 2022

5.0

She put me at ease right away & was caring, knew what she was talking about!

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November 22, 2022

5.0

She explains everything well. Great bedside manner.

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November 21, 2022

5.0

She is very knowledgeable and has a great bedside manner. A doctor you can trust and who listens to her patients!

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November 20, 2022

5.0

Very caring, not rushed and explains everything in great detail!!!

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November 16, 2022

5.0

Very careful to explain everything

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November 15, 2022

5.0

Very personable. Easy to understand diagnoses and procedures. Very upbeat and super friendly.

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November 15, 2022

5.0

I give her a ten because I. Have like alot of doctor but in my book if I could give her higher I would great Dr

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November 14, 2022

5.0

Very well spoken. Explained everything in great detail

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November 13, 2022

5.0

Dr Velez is the best.

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November 11, 2022

5.0

Dr. Velez listens to my concerns and I have confidence in her skill as a surgeon.

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November 08, 2022

5.0

Extremely caring and explained all the procedures

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November 08, 2022

5.0

She’s the most responsible surgeon. Friendly, eases your anxiety, makes you feel as if it’s no big deal. Gives clear instructions that one can follow. The best surgeon in my opinion.

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November 01, 2022

5.0

Dr Velez was compassionate and informative. She cared enough to take the time to discuss my upcoming procedure and possible treatment plan. I don’t feel like I was treated as “just another patient”.

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October 18, 2022

5.0

Love her and her bedside manner, professionalism, knowledge!

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October 14, 2022

5.0

Dr. Velez was patient and kind as was her nurse. Although she was not able to assist me because my issue did not need surgery, she still spent time talking with me and responding to my concerns. I appreciate her concern and her patience.

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October 14, 2022

5.0

Great communication

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October 11, 2022

5.0

She is personable, and explains what is to be done, asking for questions as well.

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Disclosures

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

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