Dr. Celia Nelson, MD

General Surgery •  Female • Age 58
  
Dr. Nelson
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Celia K Nelson MD

32721 Radio Rd Leesburg, FL 34788

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(352) 728-8088

Dr. Celia Nelson, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Leesburg, FL and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Nelson has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine medical school in 1987. She is affiliated with medical facilities Leesburg Regional Medical Center and UF Health The Villages Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nelson to book an appointment.


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Dr. Nelson accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 74% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

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Gallbladder Removal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson performs Gallbladder Removal more than 76% of their peers

Dr. Nelson performs this procedure more than 76% of their peers

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Nelson performs this procedure more than 72% of their peers

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Dr. Nelson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nelson

4.0

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  • Staff friendliness (7)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (6)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (2)
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Dr. Nelson is a wonderful surgeon and I and my mother have been blessed to have her as a surgeon! Routine gallbladder surgeries for both of us.
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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  • Long wait times
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Jamie Farmer – Jun 29, 2020
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My experience with Dr. Nelson was a very good one.. I was told why my operation was required, what and how it would be done. As the operation went as expected, the follow-up was just to answer any questions that I had about the process and what I should be doing during recovery.
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Mar 19, 2020
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She is the best!
What went well
  • 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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Mary Kessler – Jan 03, 2020
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I was very lucky to get dr Nelson on an emergency surgery of perforated bowel diverticulosis at the villages emergency room. She is absolutely the very best surgeon for this specific case.
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John dorman in The villages – Jul 20, 2017
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I had breast cancer. Dr. Nelson inserted my port for chemo. It went well. But when we discussed my mastectomy & removal of lymph nodes she said she would do a complete axillary dissection (remove ALL lymph nodes though cancer was detected in only 3). Why not do a sentinel dissection (remove only affected nodes)? Her answer was it's the best standard procedure. No, it's worst & increases lymphedema. I got a 2nd opinion. The new surgeon did sentinel dissection without me even asking. THAT'S best.
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Amber in Leesburg, FL – Mar 04, 2017
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Dr Nelson is a very skilled and compassionate Dr. My mother and I have both been patients going through the ordeal of breast cancer. We have both received the best of care!
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Biography

Dr. Celia Nelson, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Leesburg, FL and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Nelson has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery than other specialists in her area. She grad...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Med College Of Virginia Hospital
Residency Hospital
1987
Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Locations

Celia K Nelson MD

Celia K Nelson MD32721 Radio Rd Leesburg, FL 34788
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Practice

Bundz Samuel MD Office601 E Dixie Ave Ste 801 Leesburg, FL 34748
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Leesburg Regional Medical Center

Leesburg, FL

56% Patient experience rating, 13% lower than the national average

UF Health The Villages Hospital

The Villages, FL

53% Patient experience rating, 16% lower than the national average