Dr. Brian Nielsen, MD

Dr. Brian Nielsen, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 52
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Dr. Brian Nielsen, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Tucson, AZ and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic sports medicine, and more.

5301 E Grant Rd

Tucson, AZ 85712

Contact Information

(520) 784-6200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
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Dr. Nielsen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spine Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielsen treats Spine Deformities more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Nielsen treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
Scoliosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielsen treats Scoliosis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Nielsen treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
Broken Arm
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nielsen treats Broken Arm more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Nielsen treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

Dr. Nielsen's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Achilles Tendinitis
Achilles Tenotomy
ACL Surgery
Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
Ankle Fracture
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Arm Surgery
Arthritis of the Elbow
Ataxia
Back Pain
Baker’s Cyst
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Broken Arm
Broken Neck
Bunion
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Release
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chondrocalcinosis
Clavicle Fracture
Coccygeal Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
De Quervain's Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Dupuytren's Contracture
Elbow Bursitis
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Elbow Injuries
Elbow Sprain
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Excision of Femur or Knee
Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
Femur Fracture
Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
Foot Conditions
Foot Fracture
Foot Sprain
Fracture
Fracture Care
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Gait Abnormality
Ganglion Cyst
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Gout
Hammer Toe
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand Conditions
Hand Fracture
Hernia
Hip Dysplasia
Hip Fracture
Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Hip Pointer Injuries
Hip Replacement
Hip Replacement Revision
Hip Resurfacing
Hip Sprain
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Internal Derangement of Knee
Joint Drainage
Joint Pain
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Knee Arthroscopy
Knee Dislocation
Knee Dislocation Treatment
Knee Disorders
Knee Fracture
Knee Replacement
Knee Replacement Revision
Knee Sprain
Knee Surgery
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Limb Cramp
Limb Lengthening
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Marfan Syndrome
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Neck Muscle Strain
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osgood Schlatter Disease
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteochondritis Dissecans
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Paracentesis
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pelvic Fracture
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Peripheral Nerve Block
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Plantar Fasciitis
Pseudoarthrosis
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Rib Fracture
Rotator Cuff Tear
Runner's Knee
Sacrum Disorders
Scapular Fracture
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
Sever's Disease
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spina Bifida
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sports Injuries
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Sternum Fracture
Steroid Injection
Still's Disease
Stress Fracture of Foot
Synovial Biopsy
Systemic Chondromalacia
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
Trigger Finger
Trigger Finger Release
Trigger Point Injection
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
Wrist Fracture

About Me

Care Philosophy

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Scoliosis and Childhood Spinal Deformity, Limb Deformity Corrections

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2002
Nemours Children's Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Penn State University
Residency Hospital
1997
Penn State University
Internship Hospital
1996
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Medical School
1992
Brigham Young University
Undergraduate School
2002
2001
1997
1996
1992

Awards

Dr. Nielsen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nielsen

4.4

Based on 26 reviews

5 Stars
84.61538461538461%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
(1)
1 Star
11.538461538461538%
(3)

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Dr. Nielsen is very professional and knowledgeable. He took the time to answer all of my questions and made me feel very comfortable and informed about the treatment plan for my back injury. His staff was very helpful in getting me seen quickly!
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My family has been seeing Dr. Nielsen for well over 12 years and he has helped us on countless occasions. He takes time to listen to our problems and is always willing to offer advice and explain various treatment options. He is very compassionate and has excellent bedside manner. He is even able...Read More
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Second surgery he has done for me. Fantastic doc. I would recommend him in the highest regard.
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I highly recommend seeing Dr. Nielsen. He always helps me understand procedures and medical terms so I know exactly what's going on. He is very friendly and attentive and so is his staff. He has helped me with multiple issues I've had and I can always rely on him to be thorough and get the job...Read More
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Dr. Nielsen lacks communication skills. Did surgery on my knee at TOI June 2017. He said would be outpatient surgery - landed me in hospital for 4 days. He did not see me for more than 24 hours. At 1 month visit I was seen by nurse practioner. Finally saw him after 2 months. He wanted to leave wire...Read More
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Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Tucson HMOx
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
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