Dr. Nelson Maldonado, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 67

Dr. Maldonado
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Vein Specialist center of Grass Valley

150 Catherine Ln Ste G Grass Valley, CA 95945

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(530) 477-0931

Dr. Nelson Maldonado, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Grass Valley, CA and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Univ Of Ca medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Maldonado to book an appointment.


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Dr. Maldonado is affiliated with Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Grass Valley, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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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

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Abdominal Disorders
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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

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Maldonado treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 67% of his peers

Dr. Maldonado treats this condition 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
  • Colon Cancer
  • 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 Diseases
  • 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
  • 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
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • 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

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(530) 477-0931

Dr. Maldonado accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross
Power Select HMO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Blue & Gold HMO
Employer Group HMO
Health Net PPO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid of California
Medi-Cal
Medicaid of California PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
TriWest Champus
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare

Dr. Maldonado's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Maldonado

3.9

Based on 34 ratings

5 Stars
64.70588235294117%
(22)
4 Stars
8.823529411764707%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
26.470588235294116%
(9)
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (28)
  • Staff friendliness (28)
  • Office environment (26)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (8)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (8)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (8)
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Had a port installed. When I called office to report complications there was no response or follow up. I ended up with a DVT that may impact my health forever. Total negligence.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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I wouldn't go to this office if my life depended on it. I waited 1 1/2 weeks to hear from them. I finally go into the office and the lady working the counter finally came out after I stood there for about 5 minutes at the very least. She thought my referral was a male. They claimed I was supposed to get the referral sent over to them but no one bothered to tell me this. Then they said what I was claiming and what was on the referral I was supposed to get them that I never did...wasn't the same a
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Apr 21, 2019
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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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karen in Grass Valley CA – Oct 13, 2017
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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 warm and compassionate. Super thankful!
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KH in Nevada City, CA – Mar 02, 2017
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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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No results
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Auburn, CA – Jul 21, 2016
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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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Jeanna S. in Grass Valley, Ca. – Jun 17, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Phlebology
  • Vascular Surgery
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Board Certifications

Education

1988
Kaiser Fndn Hospital Los Angeles
Residency Hospital
1984
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
Internship Hospital
1983
Univ Of Ca
Medical School
1983
1983
Undergraduate School
1983
University of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Does Dr. Nelson Maldonado, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Nelson Maldonado, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Maldonado frequently treats Abdominal Disorders, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic, and Gastrointestinal Diseases. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Maldonado treats.

Where is Dr. Nelson Maldonado, MD's office located?

Dr. Maldonado's office is located at 150 Catherine Ln Ste G, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Nelson Maldonado, MD speak?

Dr. Maldonado speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Vein Specialist center of Grass Valley

Nelson R Maldonado MD150 Catherine Ln Ste G Grass Valley, CA 95945
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Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital

Grass Valley, CA

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)