Dr. Diego Velarde MD
Surgeon3165 Suntree Blvd Suite 101 Melbourne FL, 32955
Dr. Diego Velarde is a general, laparoscopic and Bariatric surgeon practicing in Melbourne, FL. Dr. Velarde specializes in abdominal surgery including reflux, stomach, hernias (inguinal, abdominal wall etc), gallbladder, colo-rectal and weight loss/Bariatric surgery. General surgeons are able to deal with almost any surgical or critical care emergency, also involving the skin or soft tissue. Dr. Velarde provides quality surgical service for gravely ill or injured patients and is able to respond quickly due to knowledge of various surgical procedures. Dr.Velarde did his training in Mount Sinai Medical Center and a fellowship in Laparoscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery including Weight Loss Surgery. He has been mentioned as Best Doctor Practice and Doctor of the Year.
Education and Training
Mount Sinai Medical Center M.D. 2005
SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgeryABS
Dr. Diego Velarde MD's Expert Contributions
You need to call your urologist. READ MORE
Maybe because of scared of perforation. READ MORE
Not much. READ MORE
Pretty much immediately. READ MORE
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It can be potentially a problem. I will recommend you see a plastic surgeon for evaluation. READ MORE
Usually for the first couple of nights, head up laying flat should be okay. READ MORE
As long as you are not taking antibiotics. READ MORE
A couple of hours. Really depends if it's laparoscopic, open, or robotic, and the extent. READ MORE
It depends on the procedure. 10-14 days to go back to work on average. READ MORE
Usually a couple of weeks as long as your surgeon clears you. READ MORE
There are risks with any procedures, injuring other structures, future adhesions, etc. I recommend laparoscopy or robotic surgery. READ MORE
Need to talk to a orthopedic surgeon. READ MORE
A hernia is a defect on abdominal wall. Surgery implies repairing. Could be done open or laparoscopic.I recommend laparoscopic.Recovery varies depending on type of hernia, size and type or repair.. READ MORE
The risks are low, but you would have to ask the hair transplant specialist. Thanks. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Vice Chief of surgery Melbourne Regional Medical Center 2018 - 2018
- Doctor of the year 2017 Hospital
- American College of Surgeons
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