Dr. Lynn Nelson, MD

Dr. Lynn Nelson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(35)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Lynn Nelson, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in West Des Moines, IA. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.

6001 Westown Pkwy

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact Information

(515) 224-1414

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylolisthesis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nelson "To provide each patient with the highest quality of orthopaedic care possible. This involves every facet of the patient's experience at DMOS, from the moment a patient visits our facility to the moment they leave. They become a part of our DMOS family and our rich tradition of always exceeding patient expectations."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis

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Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Iowa.

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.

Education

  • Buena Vista University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of Iowa Carver College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Iu Health University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • North Kansas City Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Of Kansas Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

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
3.2
based on 35 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Nelson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Des Moines, IA |
My husband saw Dr. Nelson in 2014 at the age of 33 for surgery to fix spondolethesis. He had a surgery in the front and two days later a surgery in the back. My husband was in excruciating pain & could barely walk prior to surgery. Dr. Nelson gave him his life back. He's able to be active with our children & live life fully. He is a very matter of fact doctor, which we both appreciated. We highly recommend this Dr. to everyone for back surgery. The best! Thank you Dr. Nelson!
Urbandale, IA |
Totally arrogant and rude. I can't believe he gets away with acting like such a jerk to his patients. I will never go back.
in Grimes |
Thank you Dr. Nelson!!! Before surgery taking a walk with my wife was impossible because of the severity of the pain. Now we can enjoy our walks and activities again!
in Des Moines, IA |
He did my fusion. The worst experience of my life. He is back/spine surgeon. Told me know more he can do. Had spine surgery 4 days ago. Doing well. WHAT A DIFFERENCE. I have an attorney. He made my life, and families life miserable. It was my DAD'S last Christmas.
in Des Moines, IA |
Dr Nelson did an amazing job! The sciatic nerve pain was I was experiencing was gone. Recovery is ahead of schedule. Only wish I would of had it done a year and half ago when I originally went to Dr Nelson and he said it would get worse.
in Urbandale |
Dr. Nelson is very professional and a great surgeon. I was terrified to have my surgeries, to the point that I delayed it for a year and a half. The surgeries were very serious and major surgeries. Dr. Nelson was excellent. I was up and walking after only three hours of coming out of recovery. He made my experience very positive and really anti-climatic to my fears.
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Hospitals where Dr. Nelson has admitting privileges

Methodist West Hospital
1660 60th St
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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