Dr. Debra Nelson, MD

Dr. Debra Nelson, MD

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Neurosurgery  |  
Female  |  
65 y/o
(5)

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Dr. Debra Nelson, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Las Vegas, NV and has been practicing for 26 years. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Las Vegas Neurosurgery & Spine Care

8285 W Arby Ave Ste 220

Las Vegas, NV 89113
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Culinary Health Fund
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Plan of Nevada
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

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

Traumatic Brain Injury
high
more than 87% of peers
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
normal
more than 45% of peers
Fracture
normal
more than 37% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

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

  • Temple University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University of California
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Hartford Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University California Irvine Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nelson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
3.4
based on 5 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Nelson's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in Las Vegas, NV
Great bed side mannor , listen an answers all questions . Cares alot about her patients . She has done 3 surgeries on me all fir different reasons I woukd never have gone to anyone else . In the hospital an in her office you always get 100% .
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Saved my life, great bedside manner, very thorough
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