Dr. Brian Nielsen, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 54

Dr. Nielsen
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Tucson Orthopaedic Institute - Dr. Tad DeWald MD

5301 E Grant Rd West Islip, NY 11795

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Dr. Brian Nielsen, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in West Islip, NY. Dr. Nielsen has more experience with Knee & Lower Limb Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Tucson Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nielsen to book an appointment.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nielsen

4.5

Based on 43 ratings

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  • Listened & answered questions (37)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (37)
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Took my daughter in for a follow up appointment and cast removal. We were there for less than an hour due to efficiency of the staff. The staff was professional and friendly.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Mar 26, 2021
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Very professional, thorough, and knowledgeable! I have never had a bad experience.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Dec 30, 2020
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Dr. Nielson found more of a condition that was over looked in the orginal diganosis. He then properly diagnosed the condition and provided proper treatment.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Oct 29, 2020
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He’s a great dr!! Replaced my knee 6 years ago. Works better than ever!! Looks like I get to do the other one in the near future!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Becky T – Aug 19, 2020
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My 10 year old son really liked him because he was friendly and caring.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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MIHyland – Aug 02, 2020
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We had a great experience with Dr. Nielsen and his team!! All the TMC hospital staff was great as well, highly recommend Dr. Nielsen!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Bee – Jul 02, 2020
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We love Dr. Nielsen. He works well with my granddaughter. He takes time with us, answering our questions and making recommendations. I highly recommend him.
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Jun 05, 2020
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My grandson had a great experience with Dr Nielsen. He got to the root of his ankle problem, fixed it & he is now back to playing sports. Great Doctor
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Sandy – Jun 04, 2020
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My son has been going to Brian Neilson since he was two months old for an elbow contracture. He has been very kind and patient and has always been good about answering all my questions. We highly recommend him
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Dr Nielsen is amazing! He knew what was going on with my son’s hips right away and confirmed with X-rays. Now my son is on his way to healing and getting back to his active life style thanks to dr Nielson’s care!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 12, 2020
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Everyone was courteous and professional. Dr Nielsen was extremely pleasant, he made certain we understood what was going on with my daughter’s knee.
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Mar 10, 2020
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I had my daughter to see Dr Nielson. Two years ago my daughter seen him for a deformity hip. She went to therapy and did well. Well she started walking wrong and falling. He had her walk and run down the hallway. He checked her hip and said we can live with it or have surgery when she's 16 because of her growing Isabella asked about the surgery and he said that is done by breaking your hip and put prothesis in the area. She was scared after that and cried all the way home.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jan 24, 2020
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Excellent! Seen this doctor since I was a child. Had my knee recently reconstructed. Only a month in and I'm feeling great able to move way more.
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Patient – Jan 23, 2020
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Dr. Nielsen was very generous, and patient to my son, he was patient and answered all the questions we had honestly, he made my son and family feel confident with his procedure, we are very thankful for his time and patience with us.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Loriland – Jan 16, 2020
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I received the best of care from Dr. Nielsen. A very skilled surgeon, plus a most caring doctor. I am most fortunate to have had him as my surgeon.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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A. Grady – Nov 13, 2019
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Dr. Nielsen was really unprofecional with my child, he was in a rush and only took him 5 minutes to leave the room. with out answering all our questions, when we ask him about a procedure call Ulzibat he did not know and told us to go get it in some other place, I'm really sorry for a waste of a medical degree.
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May 02, 2019
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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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Grant in Tucson, AZ – Dec 02, 2018
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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 to get my doctor-wary son to crack a smile during our visits. I highly recommend him!
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Tucson – Dec 02, 2018
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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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Chandler, AZ – Nov 30, 2018
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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 done! His office is friendly and inviting, not intimidating like hospitals usually are.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Tucson, AZ – Oct 10, 2018
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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 Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2002
Nemours Clin Arnold Palmer Chldns Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Milton Hershey Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Dr. Nielsen has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Brian Nielsen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Nielsen frequently treats Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Nielsen specializes.

Where is Dr. Brian Nielsen, MD's office located?

Dr. Nielsen's office is located at 5301 E Grant Rd, West Islip, NY 11795. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Nielsen

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Nielsen treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Nielsen treats other conditions, please contact the office at (516) 977-9922.

Knee & Lower Limb Surgery

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee & Lower Limb Surgery specialists.

Dr. Nielsen is experienced in the area of Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 30 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Nielsen
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Knee Sprain
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
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Dr. Nielsen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • 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
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • 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 Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • 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 of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • 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 Sprain
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • 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 Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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 Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Myositis Ossificans
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • 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
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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(516) 977-9922

Dr. Nielsen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Locations

Tucson Orthopaedic Institute - Dr. Tad DeWald MD

Island Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center5301 E Grant Rd West Islip, NY 11795
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: closed
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 3:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Tucson Medical Center

Tucson, AZ

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

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