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Dr. Miguel Alvelo-Rivera, FACS
Surgical Specialist, Cardiothoracic Surgeon
20 years of experience
Accepting new patients
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License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (8)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Miguel Alvelo-Rivera is Good. Dr. Alvelo-Rivera has been reviewed by 19 patients who have provided 8 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.0
Promptness 2.9
Courteous Staff 4.1
Accurate Diagnosis 4.0
Bedside Manner 4.0
Spends Time with Me 3.9
Follows Up After Visit 4.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Miguel Alvelo-Rivera, FACS, MD is board certified in Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery).

  • He has special expertise in 1 area:
  • Lung Cancer

Education & Awards

Dr. Alvelo-Rivera graduated from University of Puerto Rico, San Juan. He has 4 awards.

Thoracic surgery faculty of the year university of pittsburgh medical center
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2012)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009 - 2011)


Dr. Alvelo-Rivera has 15 hospital affiliations:

  • UPMC Passavant 
  • Upmc St Margaret 


  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Miguel Alvelo-Rivera FACS and MD is a male Cardiothoracic Surgeon, has 20 years of experience and practices in Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery.
Where does Dr. Miguel Alvelo-Rivera practice?
Dr. Miguel Alvelo-Rivera has 2 office locations.
Dr. Miguel Alvelo-Rivera practices Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery near Detroit, MI.
Additional practice locations include: West Bloomfield, MI.
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