Dr. Melinda Nickels, MD

Dr. Melinda Nickels, MD

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General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
57 y/o
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Dr. Melinda Nickels, MD is a general surgery specialist in Lubbock, TX and has been practicing for 24 years. She specializes in general surgery and trauma surgery.

SWAT Surgical Associates LLP

3509 22nd St

Lubbock, TX 79410
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare

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Insurance accepted

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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Centene
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
FirstCare Health Plans
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
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. Nickels' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nickels performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open more than 5% of her peers

Dr. Nickels performs this procedure more than 5% of her peers

Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nickels performs Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair more than 5% of her peers

Dr. Nickels performs this procedure more than 5% of her peers

Lipomas
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nickels treats Lipomas more than 5% of her peers

Dr. Nickels treats this condition more than 5% of her peers

Dr. Nickels' conditions and procedures:

  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • 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)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vagotomy
  • Ventral Hernia

About Me

Care Philosophy

SWAT Surgical Associates, LLP is a partnership of surgeons committed to customer service and quality patient care.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1995
Tex Tech University Health Scis Center
Residency Hospital
1991
University Miss School Med
Residency Hospital
1990
University of Mississippi
Internship Hospital
1989
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Medical School
1985
Texas Tech University
Undergraduate School
1995
1991
1990
1989
1985

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Nickels' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nickels

2.8

Based on 9 reviews

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1 Star
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She did a hernia repair on my mother, she was fantastic.
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Didn't see me before surgery. After I was out when out to ask my wife where the hernia was that she needed to fix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I was scheduled for surgical biopsy at 8:30 A.M. Her office's oral/written instructions (#6) were that surgery would be approximately 1 hour after check in time. I checked in at 8:30 A.M; surgery was 2:30 P.M. Not exactly timely. She was angry with me because I was upset about waiting so long. Had she had other surgeries or emergencies, I would understand, but she was in her office seeing patients, and had not planned to do the surgery until afternoon. No one told me to come at 2:30 P.M.
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