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Sub Specialty:
Urologic Oncology
Urological Surgery
Bloodless Medicine

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC Presbyterian

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
5 Stars
79 Patient
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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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June 06, 2018

Honestly, I have received the best care.

May 16, 2018

I'm very blessed to have been seen by Dr. Nelson. He is extremely knowledgeable, caring and compassionate about my medical concern.

May 09, 2018

Excellent care

April 11, 2018

outstanding care

April 11, 2018

very thorough explanations and suggestions to improve condition. Extremely competent and personable. Fortunate to have this Dr.

April 04, 2018

very knowledgeable and very informative

March 21, 2018

I had bad results from blood work and received a call to make an appointment which was done immediately. Dr. Nelson and the team make it seem like you are the only patient there. All are very professional but also do their best to put the patient at ease.

March 14, 2018

Dr. Nelson was recommended by my Urologist and I couldn't be happier with my surgery and the care I have received. I have recommended this office to a friend diagnosed with prostate cancer.

March 07, 2018

My experience was very good. The Dr. explained every thing very clearly and in detail, covering all bases. He did not sugarcoat anything that is how I want it.

February 28, 2018

Doctor Nelson is one of the best doctors I have had the pleasure of treating me in my life. He is great.