Dr. Eric Nelson, MD

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Age 59
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Dr. Eric Nelson, MD
Dr. Nelson is an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a particular interest in correcting droopy eyelids and other anti-aging techniques. He has had over 25 years of experience in eyelid and facial rejuvenation

6405 France Ave S Ste W460

Edina, MN 55435

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Dr. Eric Nelson, MD

Dr. Eric Nelson, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
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Care Philosophy

As a physician I am dedicated to providing exceptional care to my patients. I work with patients who are experiencing drooping of the eyelids or have other problems with eyelid appearance or function. The structure and appearance of your eyes directly affects your overall well-being and quality of life. Whether a patient comes to see me due to illness, injury, or simply the passage of time, I strive to increase the quality of life for my patients with every procedure.
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Dr. Nelson's Experience

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 Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology
  • Oculoplastic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Inflammation
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Facial Trauma
  • Farsightedness
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Canthotomy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Oculoplastics
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • University Of Iowa
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Southern California School Of Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Jules Stein Eye Inst/UCLA
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Of California-Oculoplastic Henry I Baylis
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

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
based on 31 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Nelson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Albertville, MN |
I found Dr. Nelson to be professional and the eyelid surgery results were above my expectations. I would be happy to recommend Dr. Nelson to perform exams and surgeries.
Faribault, MN |
Dr. Nelson was recommended to me by a friend and I am very grateful. My total experience with him and his staff was excellent and I am delighted with the results of the surgery. My eyelids were drooping but I had no idea of how much peripheral vision I had lost as it happened gradually. But now I am delighted by how I look in the mirror (years younger) and by the huge field of view I am seeing. And the results are so perfectly natural no one has guessed I had work done.
in Minneapolis, MN |
Great surgeon . Very experienced and knowledgeable . He gives you realistic expectations about your results which I appreciate . I went to another surgeon before ego screwed up my eye so badly that I never thought I would be able to get it fixed . I am so glad Dr Nelson did my ptosis revision surgery , so happy with my results ! Thanks Dr Nelson you are the best !
Minneapolis, MN |
A surgery for ptsosIs left me with one eye way too open and the other a bit droopy. With no choice he said he would fix it with a second surgery. At the last minute I had him do just the one that was too open (could not even close it all the way). Sure enough he left it so it would not open much! A third surgery finally made it better....not perfect but better. I would not recommend this surgeon!!
in Minnetonka, MN |
Dr. Nelson is excellent. He thoroughly answered all my questions, was very reassuring that the procedure would address my concerns and the outcome was exactly what I had hoped for. I whole heartedly recommend Dr. Nelson!
in Monticello, MN |
I was treated very well.my surgery went very well.
in Minneapolis, MN |
From my first appointment through surgery to follow up appointment I was well cared for by Dr. Nelson and team! Every thing went flawlessly. No more droopy eyelids - I can see!
in Burnsville, MN |
Dr. Nelson listened when I told him what I was experiencing and told me right away how he would fix the problem. I am very happy that I decided to have Dr. Nelson do the surgery. Very pleased with the results!
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Dr. Nelson accepts 25 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
    Blue Cross Accord
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Health Net
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Husky Health
  • INTotal Health
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Tricare
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Nelson has admitting privileges

AllinaHealth - Mercy Hospital
4050 Coon Rapids Boulevard
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
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Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minneapolis
2525 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Fairview Southdale Hospital
6401 France Ave S
Edina, MN 55435
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