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Dr. Lionel Nelson, MD

Dr. Lionel Nelson, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat ·  Male · Age 75


Dr. Lionel Nelson, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in San Jose, CA and has been practicing for 45 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.


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(408) 673-9136

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No malpractice claims found for California
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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Laryngitis
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Ear Ache
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Ear Ache more than 99% of his peers

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

Earwax Buildup
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson treats Earwax Buildup more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Nelson's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Adenoidectomy
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Common Cold
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Deviated Septum
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Enlarged Turbinates
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pharyngitis
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinus Disorders
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Snoring
  • Sore Throat
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Tinnitus
  • TMJ
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Lionel Nelson, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in San Jose, CA and has been practicing for 45 years. He specializes in ear, nose, and throat and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.

Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1974
Stanford University Med Center
Residency Hospital
1970
Uc San Diego Med Center
Internship Hospital
1969
Yale University
Medical School
1974
1970
1969

Awards

Dr. Nelson's Reviews

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4.5

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1 Star
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I had severe sleep apnea back in 2004 or 2005ish.....I woke up in the mornings always feeling like i just finished running a marathon. Frequent drowning dreams. During day, not even 3 to 4 mugs of coffee can keep me awake. Dr nelson operated on me eventually that year. I didn't realize how bad the...Read More
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We had a great experience at this doctor's office. We had to wait some 40 mins past our appointment time, though. But it was worth it. This doctor is very thorough and asks to-the-point questions to understand the complaint of the patient. He was able to understand the cause of my son's ear ache...Read More
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A doctor I trust. Take his advise. However, Dr. Nelson does excellent surgery. Oscar Mostofi Doctor of Business Administration Student | Walden University I am going to get help from Dr. Nelson soon. I hope he sees me on an emergency situation.
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I have known Dr. Nelson for 45 years and consider him to be the best doctor, I wish that he could be my primary care because he is so very knowledgeable and good at what he does. I trust him to do the very best for me, and he always has.I cannot say enough good about him. He is also a very...Read More
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