Dr. Lana Nelson, DO


General Surgery | Female

Dr. Lana Nelson, DO

Dr. Lana Nelson, DO is a general surgery doctor who practices in Norman, OK. She is 44 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Norman Regional Hospital.

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    Journey Clinic3400 W Tecumseh Rd Ste 105
    Norman, OK 73072
    This provider offers the following appointment availability:
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    (405) 735-2049Get Directions

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    Patient Comments (4)
    in Oklahoma City |
    I researched to find a compassionate bariatric surgeon after issues with Integris Weight Loss Clinic and discovered Journey Clinic in Norman. After meeting Dr Nelson and her wonderful staff, I knew Journey Clinic was the place for me.
    in Oklahoma city, ok |
    I too am having the same issue with Lana Nelson staff;her staff has been putting me on the run around. stating they submitted paperwork to insurance company on my behalf but they hadn't send them anything according to my insurance company.Its 3 months later and I am still going through the same issues. If ur approved she is great but once denied they don't go to bat for you at all. This is my opinion, my feelings, and what I have been dealing with since April when I got my denial letter.
    in Oklahoma City, OK |
    If you are able to go to a different bariatric surgery doctor please do not go to Dr. Nelson. When I began the long 4 month process before surgery I was extremely pleased with the staff and process; however after I completed all of the requirements for surgery (which takes 4 months or longer) I ran into problems with the staff after my insurance denied the procedure. Then I proceeded to not get answers and not get returned phone calls. Now I'm stuck after already spending thousands!!
    in Oklahoma City, OK |
    Dr. Nelson was my surgeon for gastric sleeve surgery in 2014. She was informative from the beginning, addressed any concerns I had from the beginning. Appreciated the program that she has set up for the surgery. I went into her office for my consult, and their office did the rest of the work. Set up every appt. that I would need during my pre surgery. (physical therapy, all of my nutritionis appt's, pysch , support group, etc etc.. My surgery was a success- easy recovery. She gave me my life.
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    Dr. Nelson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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    •  Specializes in General Surgery
    •  Board certified in General Surgery
    •  Malpractice claims in Oklahoma not available
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    • General Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Appendicitis
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Hidradenitis
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Obesity
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Ventral Hernia


    • Medical School
      Oklahoma State Univ Center For Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine

      Graduated in 1999

    • Internship Hospital
      Ohio University Grandview Hospital

      Completed in 2000

    • Residency Hospital
      Ohio University Doctors Hospital

      Completed in 2004

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University Of South Florida Tampa General

      Completed in 2005

    • Undergraduate School
      Oral Roberts

      Graduated in 1993

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • General Surgery
    • Bariatric Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendectomy, Open
    • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
    • Colectomy
    • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
    • Esophagomyotomy
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
    • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
    • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery
    • Laparoscopic Revision Gastric Restrictive Procedure
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Port Placements or Replacements
    • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
    • Sleeve Gastrectomy
    • Stomach Surgery
    • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic