Dr. Henry Nelson, MD

Dr. Henry Nelson, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 70
Dr. Henry Nelson, MD is a general surgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1971 and specializes in general surgery.

1930 Alcoa Hwy Ste 240

Knoxville, TN 37920

Contact Information

(865) 305-9620

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 96% of peers
Head and Neck Surgery
more than 88% of peers
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
more than 86% 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.

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

54  Conditions Treated


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45  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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 Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Tenn Knoxville Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Tenn Knoxville Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976

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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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
1 review (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (1)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr Nelson and his staff are amazing, professional and fun. You will leave this office with a great feeling of being understood, comfort and with a smile on your face. One of the best offices I have been to in a long time from a surgeon. High five to this office all around.
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