Dr. Andrew Nelson, MD

Dr. Andrew Nelson, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(46)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Andrew Nelson, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Waterbury, CT and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Boston University School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.

1320 W Main St

Waterbury, CT 06708

Contact Information

(203) 755-7115

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • 26 More

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Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 91% of peers
Osteoarthritis
high
more than 86% of peers
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
normal
more than 70% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteopenia
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Wrist Fracture
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Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Brown University / Alpert Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • St. Elizabeth's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Boston University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Rhode Island Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • United States Naval Hospital
    Other Education | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nelson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
4.4
based on 46 total reviews (15 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (46)

  • 5
    (37)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Nelson's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (15)

My experience was terrific! I was initially apprehensive in selecting surgery as the resolution for my bi-lateral carpal tunnel; However, the office staff, Dr. Nelson, the surgery staff and post recovery exceeded my expectations. Professional, considerate, knowledgeable and patient best describes...more
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Some years ago I began to experience numbness, tingling and pain due to carpel tunnel syndrome in my right hand. I tried to “wish” the problem away, hoping it would resolve itself. When my symptoms grew worse and began interrupting my sleep, I knew I needed to consider surgery. After Dr. Nelson...more
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Very good experience with Dr. Nelson and his staff. Unfortunately as of Dec. 31 of this year, my insurance will no longer be accepted. So, I hope to not need any further visits.
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Because of Dr. Nelson's surgical skills, I came back for four different surgeries. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and patient. When you call the office, you talk to a person, not a dam machine. ,
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Dr. Nelson performed surgery on my daughter after a serious wrist injury. He was extremely patient in answering our many questions. He was compassionate from visit one through visit ten (even popping in to check on her during therapy after the surgery). We were anxious to get back to playing...more
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