Dr. Karen Nelson, DO

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Specializes in General Surgery • Female • Age 41

90 Jackson Pike
Gallipolis, OH 45631
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Dr. Nelson's Experience

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Dr. Nelson's Specialties

  • General Surgery

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Hospital Quality

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Holzer Medical Center
100 Jackson Pike
Gallipolis, OH 45631

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90 Jackson Pike
Gallipolis, OH 45631
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    Dr. Nelson's Experience

    Specialties

    • General Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
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    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac Electrophysiology
    • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
    • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
    • Decortication and Pleurectomy
    • Esophageal Surgery
    • Head and Neck Surgery
    • Heart Defect Repair
    • Heart Surgery
    • Hernia Repair
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Lobectomy, Open
    • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
    • Lung Surgery
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Maze Procedure
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Open Thymectomy
    • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
    • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
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    • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
    • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
    • Vascular Surgical Procedure
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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    • Aneurysm
    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aortic Ectasia
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Arrhythmias
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Cancer
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Congenital Heart Defects
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Empyema
    • Endocarditis
    • Heart Disease
    • Heart Tumors, Benign
    • Lung Cancer
    • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
    • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
    • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
    • Pleura Cancer
    • Pleural Neoplasm, Malignant
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    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
    • Septal Defect
    • Thrombosis
    • Vascular Disease
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    Background Check for Dr. Nelson

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    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Graduated in 2005
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Nelson & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Nelson's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Nelson

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    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends

    3 out of 5

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    Dr. Nelson's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.5 out of 5

    2 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4 out of 5

    2 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4 out of 5

    2 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

    3 out of 5

    2 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    3 out of 5

    2 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    3 out of 5

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    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    3 out of 5

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    Office Locations

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    Holzer Health Systems
    90 Jackson Pike
    Gallipolis, OH 45631
    (740) 446-5763 (Office)
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