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Dr. Eric Nelson, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 40

Dr. Nelson

University Surgical Associates

1751 Gunbarrel Rd Ste G11 Chattanooga, TN 37421

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Dr. Eric Nelson, MD is a general surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from Loma Linda University in 2006 and specializes in general surgery.


Dr. Nelson's Reviews

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3.7

Based on 15 reviews

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Dr Nelson performed an "open colectomy" on me in April 2018. A grapefruit sized mass was removed from my large intestine. The mass turned out to be cancerous. Dr Nelson saw that the location of the tumour was a risk to my life and took care of it in an expedicious manner. He is an excellent Doctor and did a great job with my surgical procedure at Memorial Hospital.
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Great Surgeon. Very thankful for him. Great staff.
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I would NEVER recommend this physician to my worst enemy, much less family or friends. The only reason I didn't give him zero stars is because I am required to select at least one. I could not, in good conscience, recommend a surgeon who comes into your hospital room displaying a patronizing manner, who gets irritated at being asked questions, or being "challenged," and who mocks things you say while making faces like a spoiled little schoolboy.
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Cancelledappointments of patients who are in extreme pain for the eclipse. When you work in healthcare, I would assume that you care...my mistake
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After waiting for a week for a appointment with Dr Nelson my wife's hemmroids were better. We went to the appointment to be told she qas OK and charged $595. Insurance reduced it to $455. A week later her problem returned . There were new patient charges over $150 for just showing up. Was told would be a new patient again after 3 months. What a waste of money and time and my wife still hurts. Probably more of a clinic problem overcharging then a doctor problem.
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Dr. Nelson diagnosed my problem (rectal prolapse) on my first visit with him. He explained the procedure he recommended and my surgery was scheduled not long after that visit. I saw Dr. Nelson two weeks post-surgery and was given some instructions to follow. I am so thankful we found Dr. Nelson, as I've not had any problems; he is an excellent surgeon.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Nelson, board certified through the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, specializes in general and robotic colorectal surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2013
University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine, Chattanooga Campus
Fellowship Hospital
2012
University Of California, Davis
Residency Hospital
2008
University Of California, Davis
Internship Hospital
2006
Loma Linda University
Medical School
2002
Southern Adventist University
Undergraduate School
2013
2012
2008
2006
2002

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(423) 267-0466

Dr. Nelson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nelson's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Anal Disorders more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Abscess more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal/Rectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Brain Abscess
  • Breast Abscess
  • Cerebellar Abscess
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Dental Abscess
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Laryngeal Abscess
  • Liver Abscess
  • Lung Abscess
  • Pancreatic Abscess
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Pericolic Abscess
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Prostatic Abscess
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Renal Abscess
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Retropharyngeal Abscess
Anorectal Abscess
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Anorectal Abscess more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Nelson treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Rectal Abscess

Dr. Nelson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • 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 Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • 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 Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • 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
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Memorial Hospital

Chattanooga, TN