Dr. Gregory Nelson Jr, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

12349 De Paul Dr Ste 100 Bridgeton, MO 63044 Get Directions
Dr. Gregory Nelson Jr, MD
Dr. Gregory Nelson Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Bridgeton, MO. He has been practicing for 9 years. Dr. Nelson Jr is affiliated with Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.

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My number one goal is to educate patients about their diagnosis and help them develop a treatment plan that integrates their personal goals and life circumstances.

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SSM DePaul Orthopedics12349 De Paul Dr Ste 100
Bridgeton, MO 63044
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Patient Comments (66)
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Nelson is fantastic. He should be surgeon general! Seriously, I am so happy with my shoulder replacement. The CORE Institute is losing an amazing doctor!
in Glendale, AZ |
Dr. Nelson was the best. I have complete confidence in him. I wish everyone could come see him!
in Phoenix, AZ |
I'm elderly, broke my arm six months ago, and Dr. Nelson gets a lot of the credit for full recovery. I was able to get an appointment within a day of leaving the ER, the exam and x-rays were all done at the same location, follow ups were adequate, and his referral to a specific physical therapist was a winner. I was seen within minutes of arriving for my appointments, Dr. Nelson was thorough when addressing progress, concerns, and follow-up. I recommend him highly.
in Chandler, AZ |
I thought Dr. Nelson was wonderful. I hope my grandsons grow up to be just like him!
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Nelson is very kind. I really appreciated that he prayed with me before surgery! I am really happy with my shoulder now (3 months after surgery)!
in Phoenix, AZ |
Everything went great. If I had to do it again, I would choose to come to Dr. Nelson.
in Phoenix, AZ |
I am very happy. I can now reach overhead after months of pain. Thank you.
in Glendale, AZ |
I had great care both before and after surgery. Dr. Nelson and his assistant were awesome.
in surprise, az |
Had very good result from my rotator cup surgery. Dr. Nelson was very good explaining what to expect. He was nice and friendly. Had my surgery August 12, 2016. Sorry took long to get to writing this. Husband had some health issues and was very busy with doctors etc. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Nelson.
in Phoenix, AZ |
We felt Dr. Nelson was very knowledgeable! The nurse at the hospital who put in my IV was also very nice.
in Sun City, AZ |
Dr. Nelson did a fantastic job on my rotator cuff repair. I am very satisfied with their work.
in Phoenix, AZ |
The healing process went much faster than I thought. I never had any pain, even with a shoulder replacement.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Nelson is very talented. I am so pleased to have had him as my surgeon. I give him 11/10!
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Nelson was above and beyond an excellent surgeon and person. He is a jewel. I am so glad I had my surgery with Dr. Nelson.
in Peoria, AZ |
I am very, very satisfied. I wish that Dr. Nelson had taken care of me from the very beginning. I would describe my improvement as a miracle.
in Phoenix, AZ |
I felt very well informed and well-updated with all the details around surgery. Dr. Nelson was very patient and compassionate and caring, which you don't find from surgeons very often.
in Sun City, AZ |
Even though he recommended against surgery, Dr. Nelson is a great doctor. He is very knowledgeable.
in Phoenix, AZ |
If Dr Nelson is not the head surgeon now he should be. Great person and an even better doctor
in Arcadia, AZ |
Wonderful experience with Dr. Nelson! Would recommend his expertise and talents as a surgeon.
in Surprise, AZ |
I was scared about having surgery, but it was not justified. I am thrilled with the outcome of my shoulder replacement.
in Sun City, AZ |
Dr. Nelson has wonderful bedside manner, unlike many other doctors. He operated on my hand and I am playing a show (guitar) just 2 weeks later.
in Phoenix, AZ |
I think Dr. Nelson did a really good job. I am very pleased.
in Phoenix, AZ |
I am extremely pleased with my shoulder. I can do almost everything and I am only 3 months from a rotator cuff repair!
in Phoenix, AZ |
Everything was outstanding, absolutely outstanding
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Nelson has a great personality and is always available to help.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Nelson did a great job fixing my broken shoulder. I felt better immediately after surgery!
in sun city az |
dr Gregory Nelson , is one of the best shoulder dr. if it was not for him I would not have the mobility that I have in my left shoulder that was broke in 2 places. he allways exrayed my shoulder before appt to make sure it was aligned and healing like it should. he is verry professional with a great caring attitude. I cannot say enough wonderful things about this great doctor. thank you for taking great care of me.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Nelson was great. I have total confidence in the care he gave me for my elbow problem.
in Phoenix, AZ |
After seeing Dr. Nelson, my shoulder was painfree for the first time in years and more importantly, it is the first time someone explained to me what was wrong. I feel Dr. Nelson truly cares about his patients. I felt like he was a miracle worker.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Nelson kept us informed. He explained everything so well. He has a great bedside manner. He is more than wonderful. We are so happy!
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Nelson was great. I have used the CORE Institute before and had a great result.
in Phoenix, AZ |
When my first surgery failed, I required a complex surgery with bone graft from my hip. I am so happy with the result. My shoulder feels great now.
in Phoenix, AZ |
I had both of my shoulders replaced for osteonecrosis. My motion is perfect. Thank you Dr. Nelson.
in Phoenix, AZ |
I am very pleased with my shoulder. I did not think it could be this good after surgery.
in Peoria, AZ |
He actually saved my life... I developed a severe infection from a shoulder replacement performed by another surgeon who seemingly ignored my problem for months. Dr. Nelson identified the problem, eradicated the infection, and then rebuilt my arm. Now it is as good as new. I can't thank him enough.
in Sun City, AZ |
I sincerely appreciate Dr. Nelson's bedside manner. He took the time to explain things in detail. I love my doctor!
in Sun City, AZ |
Dr. Nelson did a great job and he listens well.
in Sun City, AZ |
You can't find a better shoulder doctor than Dr. Nelson!
in Sun City, AZ |
The whole staff, including Dr. Nelson, were very thorough in their explanations. I was very comfortable with them and I would highly recommend this organization to anyone with an orthopedic need.
in Sun City, AZ |
Dr. Nelson was very concerned and the patient comes first with him. He has a good bedside manner. He also fixed my shoulder and it feels great.
Phoenix, AZ |
I hope I never have surgery again, but if I did, I would definitely come back to Dr. Nelson.
in Glendale, AZ |
I had surgery on both my shoulders, done by Dr. Nelson. He worked miracles on me.
in Phoenix, AZ |
I am overjoyed with the results on my left shoulder replacement. I've had 9 surgeries and Dr. Nelson's was by far the best experience and the best outcome.
in Goodyear, AZ |
Shoulder repair by Dr. Nelson was excellent.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Had a great experience. Dr. Nelson fixed my torn rotator cuff injury virtually pain free!
in Phoenix, AZ |
The healing went very well. My shoulder is 100%!
in Glendale, AZ |
I'm amazed at how well it went. Glad I came here.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Nelson did a wonderful job on my shoulder. My motion has exceeded even his own expectations. I am so very pleased that he took care of me.
in Phoenix, AZ |
I was very happy with the care I received from Dr Nelson and his team regarding my shoulder. I just want to let someone know how wonderful he and his team were to me and how pleased I am that he's my doctor.
in Phoenix, AZ |
Dr. Nelson was able to help me when no one else could. I needed both my shoulders replaced. When I first met him, I couldn't take care of myself, but now I have my independent lifestyle back.
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Dr. Nelson Jr's Care Philosophy

My number one goal is to educate patients about their diagnosis and help them develop a treatment plan that integrates their personal goals and life circumstances. 

Dr. Nelson Jr's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Missouri not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Impingement
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


  • Medical School

    Graduated in 2008

  • Residency Hospital
    Washington University In St Louis School of Medicine

    Completed in 2013

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Rothman Inst-Thomas Jefferson U

    Completed in 2014

    University Of Missouri Hospital And Clinics

    Completed in 2017

  • Undergraduate School

    Graduated in 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection