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Serapio Vela, MD

Dr. Vela is a general surgeon in the Seguin area.
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Conditions treated

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Dr. Vela saw digestive tract conditions patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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36k doctors
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Dr. Vela saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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7.2k doctors
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7.2k doctors
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3.6k doctors
Dr. Vela saw gastritis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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11k doctors
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5.4k doctors
Dr. Vela saw more hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Vela saw more umbilical hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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5.0k doctors
Dr. Vela saw more biliary tract disease patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Vela saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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40k doctors
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Dr. Vela saw pain patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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6.2k doctors
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6.2k doctors
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3.1k doctors
Dr. Vela saw breast cancer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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4.4k doctors
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4.4k doctors
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2.2k doctors
Dr. Vela saw diverticulosis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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6.6k doctors
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6.6k doctors
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3.3k doctors
Dr. Vela saw hemorrhoid patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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2.3k doctors
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2.3k doctors
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1.2k doctors
Dr. Vela saw cholecystitis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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22k doctors
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11k doctors
Dr. Vela saw acid reflux patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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5.9k doctors
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3.0k doctors
Dr. Vela saw more gallstones patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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8.2k doctors
Dr. Vela saw chronic pain patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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3.5k doctors
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3.5k doctors
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1.8k doctors
Dr. Vela saw inguinal hernia patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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3.2k doctors
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3.2k doctors
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1.6k doctors
Dr. Vela saw lipoma patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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11k doctors
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11k doctors
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5.4k doctors
Dr. Vela saw peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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23k doctors
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Dr. Vela saw high cholesterol patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Vela saw type 2 diabetes patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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34k doctors
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Dr. Vela saw diabetes patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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3.0k doctors
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3.0k doctors
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1.5k doctors
Dr. Vela saw hiatal hernia patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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17k doctors
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8.7k doctors
Dr. Vela saw coronary artery disease (CAD) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Dr. Vela saw constipation patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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6.7k doctors
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3.4k doctors
Dr. Vela saw benign polyps patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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5.4k doctors
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5.4k doctors
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2.7k doctors
Dr. Vela saw diverticulitis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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1.8k doctors
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1.8k doctors
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882 doctors
Dr. Vela saw ventral hernia patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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9.4k doctors
Dr. Vela saw hypothyroidism patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Vela saw asthma patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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4.4k doctors
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Dr. Vela saw colon cancer patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Vela’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
12%
laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open 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

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Vela’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Vela’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Vela’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Vela’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Vela’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
92%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal 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

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Vela’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Vela’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Vela’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Vela’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Vela sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Office
515 N King St
Seguin, TX 78155
1,598 miles away

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Credentials
  • University de Monterrey, Inst Cien de LA Salud, Monterrey
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1980

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare