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Miguel Alvelo-Rivera, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgeon

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  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. Miguel Alvelo-Rivera is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon from Detroit, Michigan. He has been practicing medicine for the last two decades. His area of expertise covers lung cancer palliative procedures, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, pleural and pericardial mesothelioma. Dr. Alvelo-Rivera graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He also completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Puerto Rico and a fellowship in thoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He has been certified in surgery and thoracic & cardiac surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He conducted and published several studies. The topics he focused on are esophageal cancer and photodynamic therapy. Dr. Miguel Alvelo-Rivera is currently affiliated with several hospitals including Harper University Hospital and DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital. Dr. Rivera accepts the following insurances: Aetna, Cigna, MultiPlan, Humana, First Health PPO, Blue Cross of California.

  • Education & Training


    University of Puerto Rico / Medical Sciences Campus Graduated in 1992

    Medical School


    University of Puerto Rico Completed in 1993



    University of Puerto Rico Completed in 1997



    University of Pittsburgh Completed in 2003


  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Surgery

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

  • Hospital & Practice

    DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (313) 745–3000

    4201 Saint Antoine Street

    Detroit, Michigan 48201-2153

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    Harper University Hospital

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (313) 745-8040

    3990 John R St

    Detroit, Miami 48201

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    Henry Ford Hospital

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (313) 916-2600

    2799 W Grand Blvd

    Detroit, Michigan 48202

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    Henry Ford Macomb Hospital - Mt. Clemens

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (586) 466-9300

    215 North Ave

    Mt Clemens, Michigan 48043

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    Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (734) 246-6000

    2333 Biddle Ave

    Wyandotte, Michigan 48192

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    Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC Pittsburgh

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (412) 641-1000

    300 Halket St

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

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    UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (412) 647–2345

    200 Lothrop Street

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-2536

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    UPMC St. Margaret

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (412) 784-4000

    815 Freeport Rd

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15215

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. Miguel Alvelo-Rivera has contributed to 3 publications.

    Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for resectable non-small-cell lung cancer.

    Gray, J., Sommers, E., Alvelo-Rivera, M., Robinson, L., Bepler, G.; Oncology (Williston Park). 2009 Sep 01.

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    Minimally invasive surgical treatment of sigmoidal esophagus in achalasia

    Schuchert, M. J., Luketich, J. D., Landreneau, R. J., Kilic, A., Wang, Y., Alvelo-Rivera, M., Christie, N. A., Gilbert, S., Pennathur, A.; J Gastrointest Surg. 2009 Jun.

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    Revisional surgery after esophagectomy: an analysis of 43 patients.

    Kent, M. S., Luketich, J. D., Tsai, W., Churilla, P., Federle, M., Landreneau, R., Alvelo-Rivera, M., Schuchert, M.; Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Sep.

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