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Antenor Velazco, MD

Dr. Velazco is an orthopedic surgeon in the Metro Atlanta area. He is affiliated with Northside Hospital and 2 more hospitals.
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Dr. Velazco saw more arthritis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Velazco saw more back problems patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Velazco saw more osteoarthritis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Velazco saw more spine condition patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Velazco saw more degenerative disc disease (DDD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Velazco saw more sciatica patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Velazco saw more herniated disc patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Velazco saw spondylosis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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234 doctors
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Dr. Velazco saw more back pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Velazco saw lipoma patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.
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Dr. Velazco saw spondylolisthesis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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Dr. Velazco saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Velazco saw more rotator cuff syndrome patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Velazco saw more sprained neck patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Velazco saw chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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36 doctors
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Dr. Velazco saw spinal stenosis patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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35 doctors
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Dr. Velazco saw more sprained back patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Velazco saw more broken bone patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Velazco saw more sprained joint patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Velazco saw bone spur patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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Dr. Velazco saw more peripheral neuropathy patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Velazco saw more neuropathy patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Velazco saw more carpal tunnel syndrome patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Velazco saw more repetitive stress injury (RSI) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Velazco saw rotator cuff sprain patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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130 doctors
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Dr. Velazco saw birth defects patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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Dr. Velazco saw congenital disorders patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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19 doctors
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Dr. Velazco saw more trigger finger patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Metro Atlanta area in 2014–2017. Learn more.

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Dr. Velazco saw bunion patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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Dr. Velazco saw frozen shoulder patients in 2014–2017, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Metro Atlanta area. Learn more.

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Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Velazco accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

ACL surgery $4,851 – 21.9k
Broken ankle repair (non-surgical) $987 – 2,409
Broken ankle repair (surgical) $4,256 – 13.6k
Broken femur repair (surgical) $8,119 – 19.5k
Broken finger bone repair (non-surgical) $394 – 1,202
Broken foot bone repair (non-surgical) $475 – 1,484
Broken forearm repair (non-surgical) $786 – 2,123
Broken forearm repair (surgical) $7,175 – 15.6k
Broken hand bone repair (non-surgical) $569 – 1,346
Broken hip repair (non-surgical) $1,331 – 4,432
Broken hip repair (surgical) $7,195 – 21.2k
Broken humerus repair (non-surgical) $870 – 2,568
Broken humerus repair (surgical) $10.6k – 23.9k
Broken lower leg repair (non-surgical) $684 – 2,505
Broken lower leg repair (surgical) $10.2k – 19.5k
Broken patella repair (surgical) $9,478 – 18.3k
Broken shoulder repair (non-surgical) $614 – 1,996
Bunion surgery $3,953 – 13.2k
Knee arthroscopy $4,198 – 13.9k
Shoulder arthroscopy $5,488 – 15.9k

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Repeat hip replacement rate

Dr. Velazco’s repeat hip replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Velazco’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 3%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat hip replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Velazco’s rate of repeat hip replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We measure how many of Dr. Velazco’s primary hip replacements resulted in a second hip replacement within 90 days of the first one — we call this their repeat hip replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary hip replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat hip replacement rate for patients like Dr. Velazco’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Velazco’s rate of repeat hip replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Repeat knee replacement rate

Dr. Velazco’s repeat knee replacement rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
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repeat knee replacement rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a lower rate of repeat knee replacement to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

If you need a knee replacement, chances are you only want to have the procedure once. But some people need to have knee replacements done over again, sometimes due to prosthetic damage or infection from a first surgery. Not only is there pain, inconvenience, additional cost, and recovery time associated with a second surgery, but studies have also shown that the rate of complications after a revision of a knee replacement surgery is greater than for a primary knee replacement.

To help you understand how Dr. Velazco’s rate of repeat knee replacement compares to a typical doctor’s:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Velazco’s primary knee replacements resulted in a second knee replacement within 90 days of the first one— we call this their repeat knee replacement rate.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform primary knee replacements, using a statistical model to predict the repeat knee replacement rate for patients like Dr. Velazco’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Velazco’s rate of repeat knee replacement is lower than, similar to, or higher than the predicted rate.

This prediction is adjusted based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients will have a different predicted rate than one who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Velazco sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Office
6525 Professional Pl
Riverdale, GA 30274
539 miles away
Office
670 S 8th St
Griffin, GA 30224
551 miles away

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Credentials
  • Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos Facultad de Medicina San Fernando
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1975

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Velazco is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Northside Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • Piedmont Henry Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • Spalding Regional Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield