Dr. Debra Nelson, MD

Dr. Debra Nelson, MD

Neurosurgery | Female | 64 years old

Las Vegas Neurosurgery & Spine Care
8285 W Arby Ave Ste 220
Las Vegas, NV 89113 Get Directions
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Dr. Nelson specializes in Neurosurgery and practices in Las Vegas, NV. She practices at 2 locations.

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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% .
in Las Vegas. Nevada |
Saved my life, great bedside manner, very thorough
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Dr. Nelson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurosurgery
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hematoma
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    Temple University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    University of California

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Hartford Hospital

    Completed in 1992

    University California Irvine Medical Center

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities