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Specialty:

Urology

Sub Specialty:
Urologic Oncology
Urological Surgery
Bloodless Medicine

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC Presbyterian


Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
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75 Patient
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LOCATION(S):

University of Pittsburgh Physicians

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

Urology, American Board of Urology

Education:

MD, Northwestern University - Feinberg, Chicago, IL

Residency:
Northwestern University - Feinberg,
Chicago, IL


Fellowships:
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD



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May 03, 2017

everyone was great

March 29, 2017

Dr Nelson and everyone on his staff are efficient and really care about you as a person as well as a patient. Judy always has a caring attitude whenever she calls me. I completely believe in Dr Nelson and his staff.

March 03, 2017

I have total confidence in Dr. Nelson and look forward to my surgery.

January 25, 2017

excellent

January 18, 2017

Both my wife and I really appreciated Dr. Joel Nelson as my surgeon. From day one he was generally concerned about my cancer and did an excellent job taking care of me.

December 14, 2016

Amazing team of people working for Dr Nelson. Thorough and extremely attentive to my care. Dr Nelson eminates shear confidence making me know I have made the absolute right choice of doctors and I'm in the BEST hands possible. I have never felt so strongly regarding my decision. He and his staff have helped ease some of my worries about having cancer.

November 18, 2016

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

November 09, 2016

Best Dr & staff!

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 02, 2016

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