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Joel Byron Nelson, MD



Sub Specialty:
Urologic Oncology
Urological Surgery

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC Presbyterian

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4.9 Stars
104 Patient
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University of Pittsburgh Physicians

Department of Urology
Shadyside Medical Building
5200 Centre Ave.
Suite 209
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Office Phone:
(412) 605-3000


Urology, American Board of Urology


MD, Northwestern University - Feinberg, Chicago, IL

Northwestern University - Feinberg,
Chicago, IL

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD

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September 01, 2015

Dr. Nelson was extremely enlightening regarding the potential treatment for my prostate cancer. He delivered his alternatives in a frank, objective manner thoroughly outlining pros and cons. Noting that as a surgeon, he would tend to utilize surgery as a treatment, he admonished me to carefully deliberate before making my decision.

July 29, 2015

Very prompt, very knowledgeable, excellent staff.

July 24, 2015

Very professional

July 15, 2015

It is always a pleasure to visit Doctor Nelsons office, His staff and himself are so helpful and understanding. Thankyou for all of your wonderful care.

June 24, 2015

Everything from the first phone call to the waiting room,Dr. Nelson,Nurses,to the people down in the lab and x rays where the Best.

May 27, 2015

Very impressed with his concern and confidence. Would recommend him to others.

May 27, 2015

I was there for a second opinion regarding treatment for prostate cancer. Dr.Nelson showed concern about the suggested treatment from previous physician.

April 22, 2015

I was highly impressed with Dr. Nelson and his staff.

January 28, 2015

What a great Doctor and staff!!

December 03, 2014

Dr.Nelson and Judy made me feel relaxed and comfortable. After several talks on the phone with Judy and only 1 visit with Dr. Nelson I feel extremely confident I made the right decision to have Doc do my surgery. I will always recommend him to anyone that has prostate issues/concerns

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