Dr. Nelson Maldonado, MD

Dr. Nelson Maldonado, MD

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Age 66
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Dr. Nelson Maldonado, MD is a general surgery specialist in Grass Valley, CA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of California, Irvine School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in general surgery, breast surgical oncology, and more.

150 Catherine Ln Ste G

Grass Valley, CA 95945

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 7 More

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Maldonado's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Abdominal Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Maldonado treats Abdominal Disorders more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Maldonado treats this condition more than 79% of his peers

Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Maldonado performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Maldonado performs this procedure more than 70% of his peers

Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Maldonado performs Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure more than 67% of his peers

Dr. Maldonado performs this procedure more than 67% of his peers

Dr. Maldonado's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Oral Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

Professional, Compassionate, Caring, evidence based care and treatment of the patient.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1988
Kaiser Fndn Hospital Los Angeles
Residency Hospital
1984
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
Internship Hospital
1983
University Of California, Irvine School Of Medicine
Medical School
1983
University Of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School
1988
1984
1983
1983

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Maldonado's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Maldonado

4.0

Based on 32 reviews

5 Stars
68.75%
(22)
4 Stars
9.375%
(3)
3 Stars
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(0)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
21.875%
(7)

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I would not recommend Dr Maldonado if he were the last surgeon on Earth. Phone calls constant not even getting in touch with him is ridiculous his office help out of you retrained. He didn't even know where my husband, his patient, was.
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I had severe pain and was getting a bit of a run-around. Dr. Maldonado's staff went to bat for me with the insurance company and got me into the office the next morning. Dr. Maldonado relieved the majority of the pain and scheduled surgery for the next day. He's all business and his staff is...Read More
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I felt like Dr Maldonado had my best interest at heart. He listened, he was professional, and he had solutions!
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Went to see him for a consultation and found him to be very unkind and rude. Would not recommend this surgeon at all.
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