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Sub Specialty:
Urologic Oncology
Urological Surgery
Bloodless Medicine

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC Presbyterian

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Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
4.9 Stars
79 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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November 18, 2016

dr Nelson is the ultimate professional who cares, listens, and explains things in great detail

November 09, 2016

Dr Nelson and his staff are excellent. All healthcare should be delivered with the expertise, efficiency and compassion shown by Dr. Nelson and his staff.

November 09, 2016

Best Dr & staff!

November 02, 2016

Excellent Experience throughout ..... Pre, surgery and post

October 12, 2016

I've met with 2 other doctors re. evaluation of my condition. Dr. Nelson provided the best summary of my diagnosis and all available options. I've chosen Dr. Nelson to perform my surgery based on excellent patient referral, attentiveness to my concerns and impressive surgical record.

October 05, 2016

Dr Nelson and his staff are wonderful. A great health care experience each visit.

September 21, 2016

The best surgeon in the world working with me. May have saved my life. no complaints.

August 17, 2016

I was very impressed with Dr. Nelson's knowledge, focus and expertise

August 17, 2016

He was clear, honest and serious.

July 20, 2016

no waiting. Staff and doctors extremely efficient and well qualified.