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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery • Male • Age 53

1135 116th Ave NE Ste 605
Bellevue, WA 98004
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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes

Dr. Nelson's Offices

Overlake Medical Clinics
Overlake Medical Clinics Cardiothoracic Surgery
1135 116th Ave NE Ste 605
Bellevue, WA 98004
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Dr. Nelson's Experience

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Dr. Nelson's Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

Procedures Dr. Nelson Performs

  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
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Conditions Dr. Nelson Treats

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Overlake Medical Center
1035 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

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Patient Satisfaction

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    Phone & Address

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    Is Dr. Nelson accepting new patients?

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    Overlake Medical Clinics
    Overlake Medical Clinics Cardiothoracic Surgery
    1135 116th Ave NE Ste 605
    Bellevue, WA 98004
    (425) 223-3443
    Contact Information
    (425) 454-8161 (Office)
    (425) 454-9304 (Fax)
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  2. Dr. Nelson's Experience

    Specialties

    • Cardiac Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
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    • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
    • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
    • Heart Defect Repair
    • Impella Device
    • Lobectomy, Open
    • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
    • Lung Removal, Open
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Open Thymectomy
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
    • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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    • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aortic Ectasia
    • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Coarctation of the Aorta
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Empyema
    • Endocarditis
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Lung Cancer
    • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
    • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Pleura Cancer
    • Pleural Neoplasm, Malignant
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Septal Defect
    • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
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    • Thymomas
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    Background Check for Dr. Nelson

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Colorado School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1987
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Nelson & Staff

    • English
    • French
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  3. Dr. Nelson's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

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  4. Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    4.9
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    Dr. Nelson's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.8 out of 5

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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.8 out of 5

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    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.8 out of 5

    13 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

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    Experience with Dr. Nelson

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    4.9 out of 5

    13 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    5 out of 5

    13 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    5 out of 5

    13 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    4.9 out of 5

    13 responses

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