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Sub Specialty:
Urologic Oncology
Urological Surgery
Bloodless Medicine

Hospital Affiliation(s):
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Shadyside

Patient Satisfaction Ratings:
5 Stars
77 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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September 13, 2017


September 06, 2017

outstanding care

July 26, 2017

Dr. Nelson is a compassionate intelligent urologist. He answers all questions prior, during and after procedures in terms that are understandable. He gives plenty of time for questions and has all the answers. I would highly recommend this doctor and Shadyside hospital.

July 12, 2017

Dr. Nelson is amazing

June 07, 2017

Dr. Nelson answered all of my questions, and then some. He is indeed the best!

June 07, 2017

The visit was a very positive experience. Everyone was helpful and friendly and volunteered information before I had to ask.I was called in on time and met with the doctor quickly.

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