Dr. Heidi Nelson, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Female • Age 66
  
Dr. Nelson
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

200 1st St Sw Rochester, MN 55905

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Dr. Heidi Nelson, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Rochester, MN and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine medical school in 1981. She is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nelson to book an appointment.


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Biography

Dr. Heidi Nelson, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Rochester, MN and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine medical school in 1981. She is affiliated with Mayo Cl...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

Mayo Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
Oregon Health and Science University
Residency Hospital
1981
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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(507) 266-9100

Dr. Nelson accepts the following insurance:

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

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

Treatment Frequency
Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson performs Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures) more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Nelson performs this procedure more than 95% of her peers

Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson performs Colectomy more than 94% of her peers

Dr. Nelson performs this procedure more than 94% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson performs Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy) more than 75% of her peers

Dr. Nelson performs this procedure more than 75% of her peers

Dr. Nelson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Cancer
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Locations

Mayo Clinic - Minnesota

Rochester - Cancer200 1st St Sw Rochester, MN 55905
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Mayo Clinic - Florida

Mayo Clinic - Florida4500 San Pablo Rd S Jacksonville, FL 32224
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Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus

Rochester, MN

86% Patient experience rating, 17% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)