Dr. Andrew Nelson, MD

Dr. Andrew Nelson, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
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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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Nelson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Nelson's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

28  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

20  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

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
54 total reviews (23 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (54)

  • 5
    (44)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 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 (23)

I fell and broke my wrist, and it was my first broken bone. Dr. Nelson was solid: professional, caring, he took the time for me to understand everything thoroughly... i felt I could not have been in better hands, and I believe I received the best care possible. His staff was excellent as well.
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Excellent experience with a surgeon.....extremely thorough. Explained procedure (carpal tunnel surgery) clearly with expected outcomes. Being an educator, I very much appreciated his comprehensive approach using graphics, models, and scientific and anecdotal experiences to support outcome. Right...more
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During this last surgery, I was most impressed by Dr. Nelson. He was personable and honest in regards to my options. He was very easy to understand and showed various visuals to explain the way the hand works. I liked having the surgery in the office with local anesthesia, opposed to a hospital...more
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I had excellent results with Xiaflex. My hand is now almost perfect. Had surgery on my hand about 15 years ago, but condition gradually came back. Xiaflex was an excellent alternative. No side effects. Thanks Dr. Nelson.
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I recently had carpal surgery performed on both my left and right wrists (one week apart) by Dr. Nelson. He clearly explained the process from start to finish. At the post op visit I did tell Dr. Nelson that I was most appreciative of his precise explanations and everything went just as he...more
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