Dr. Nelson Maldonado, MD

Dr. Nelson Maldonado, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. Nelson Maldonado, MD is a general surgery specialist in Grass Valley, CA and has been practicing for 30 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

Contact Information

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)
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Top Care Areas

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Varicose Veins
more than 87% of peers
more than 84% of peers
more than 83% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Maldonado "Professional, Compassionate, Caring, evidence based care and treatment of the patient."

10  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Phlebology
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Phlebology
    Accredited by: The American Board of Phlebology

119  Conditions Treated


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48  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Endovenous Ablation of Varicose Veins
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • 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 Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Laser Treatment of Varicose Veins
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • 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)
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Vein Surgery
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Kaiser Fndn Hospital Los Angeles
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Maldonado has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Maldonado's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Maldonado to family and friends
32 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

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Dr. Maldonado's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

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...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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