Medical Services Offered by Dr. Nelson

Dr. Nelson is a highly skilled physician that will treat each patient with compassion and dignity. Our staff is committed to listening to each patient’s concerns. If he can treat a patient without surgery, he will absolutely exhaust all non-surgical options before proceeding to surgical treatment. In the rare case Dr. Nelson feels a patient requires a higher level of care, he will make sure the patient gets in to the proper tertiary care specialist. He has hospital privileges at YRMC for those patients requiring hospitalization.

Dr. Nelson emphasizes minimally invasive approaches to surgery whenever possible. This includes: endoscopic carpal tunnel release, laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, laparoscopic hernia repair, and laparoscopic colon surgery.

Our services include

  • Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
  • Open Hernia Repair
  • Colonoscopy & Upper Endoscopy (EGD)
  • Thyroid Needle Biopsy and Removal
  • Removal of skin lesions and masses
  • Hemorrhoid treatment
  • Hand Fractures
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Arthritis of hands and fingers
  • Cyst removal and treatment
  • Laparoscopic and open Gallbladder removal
  • Laparoscopic and open Appendix removal
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Treatment
  • Skin Cancer Removal 

We Specialize in Treating

  •  Carpal tunnel with the new less invasive endoscopic method (Most cases done with LOCAL ANESTHESIA)
  • Dupuytren’s needle treatment versus the invasive surgical method
  • Laparoscopic surgery with minimal scarring

Insurance Companies

  • Aetna – all plans (HMO if authorization acquired from your Primary Care Physician)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield -all plans including Gilsbar, Summit (Yavapai Combined Trust), Southwest Srv Admin, MMSI, Ameriben, Administrative Enterprise, and all BCBS out of state plans (HMO if authorization acquired from your Primary Care Physician)
  • Cigna-Open Access Plans Only (No HMO)
  • Health Net-Arizona Plans Only (HMO if authorization acquired from your Primary Care Physician)
  • Humana (HMO if authorization acquired from your Primary Care Physician)
  • Medicare
  • United Health Care including AARP Medicare Complete. (NO AHCCCS PLANS) (HMO if authorization acquired from your Primary Care Physician)