Dr. Elvert Nelson, MD

Dr. Elvert Nelson, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
70 y/o
(16)

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Dr. Elvert Nelson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Carmichael, CA and has been practicing for 37 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.

Elvert F Nelson, MD

6660 Coyle Ave Ste 290

Carmichael, CA 95608
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
very high
more than 92% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Nelson's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nelson "Specializing in Spine."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

39  Conditions Treated

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12  Procedures

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1973
  • Bridgetport Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Bridgeport Hospital; Cleveland Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University of Toronto
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nelson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Mercy General Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Nelson is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
16 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (16)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Nelson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Nelson performed a revision global ACDF c5-c7 surgery on my spine ...a difficult redo that previous surgeon did not even recognize. This man is a gift to the medical world and to all patients . I wish my insurance still covered his services. Miss you Dr. Nelson!:)
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He's amazing! I walk because of this man. He knows it needs fixing NOT masking. He knows what pain meds work for me ! You're the BEST DR. NELSON! LGG 2013
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