Dr. Cristine Velazco is a board-certified general surgeon at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. She treats children and babies with complicated conditions, using minimally invasive techniques when possible. As the director of colorectal surgery, she has expertise in pediatric care including colorectal, thoracic, emergency and trauma surgery.
Dr. Velazco specializes in the following:
- Abdominal masses
- Anorectal disorders
- Chest wall disorders
- Congenital intestinal conditions
- Congenital thoracic anomalies
- Gastrointestinal conditions
- Genitourinary conditions
- Lung conditions
- Neck conditions
- Skin and soft tissue disorders
Dr. Velazco’s Training
Dr. Velazco earned her medical degree from the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine in Burlington. As a fellow of the Albert Schweitzer Foundation, she helped design and implement recreational activities for children with special healthcare needs in the Burlington area.
She completed a residency in general surgery at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine’s Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Velazco’s training also includes fellowships in pediatric surgery research at Boston Children’s Hospital in Massachusetts, pediatric colorectal surgery at Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center in Ohio, and pediatric surgery at Mayo Clinic/ Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona.
About Dr. Velazco
Dr. Velazco has presented at medical conferences, and her work has appeared in peer-reviewed medical journals. She also has co-written chapters for medical books on topics such as inflammatory bowel disease and nutritional support for pediatric trauma patients.
Her professional memberships include the American Pediatric Surgical Association, American College of Surgeons and the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group. She is board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery.