Dr. Nelson Ploch, MD

Dr. Nelson Ploch, MD

Urology •  Male • Age 62

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Nelson Ploch, MD is a Urology Specialist in North Charleston, SC. Dr. Ploch has more experience with Calculi (stones), Urologic Care, and Urologic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Colleton Medical Center and Trident Health System - Summerville Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ploch to book an appointment.


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Palmetto Adult and Children's Urology

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(843) 797-6600
Palmetto Adult & Children's Urology2890 Tricom St North Charleston, SC 29406
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Palmetto Adult and Children's Urology104 Morgan Pl Ste C Summerville, SC 29485
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    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: closed
    • Thu: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
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    • Sun: closed
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Hospital Satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals
  • Practices at Top Hospital Prostate Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Ploch's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ploch

4.7

Based on 79 ratings

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  • Office environment (74)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (73)
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  • Long wait times (60)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
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very helpful and professional he always takes time to explain what is going on with your condition
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Ralph Lawson in Summerville , SC – Apr 01, 2019
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As an aging male with typical prostate and other related problems, I sought recommendations for a good urologist. I was introduced to Dr Nelson Ploch more than six years ago. He is up to date on latest developments in the field, carefully explains his diagnoses and treatment options. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr Ploch based upon the trust and respect I have developed under his care.
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Dec 18, 2018
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His expertise is unmatched, and I am immeasurably glad that I took a leap of faith and put myself in his capable hands. I am grateful to him for his wisdom
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NC – Oct 17, 2018
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Dr. Ploch is a extraordinary doctor; he truly cares about his patients. Throughout the course of the treatment, he has been extremely helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Aug 29, 2018
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Dr Ploch puts patient care ahead of many other factors - a sorely missed element in today's medical profession. On my last visit we developed a long-term strategy that ensures I will not have to suffer for long if symptoms arise again
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 10, 2018
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If you're reading this, you should choose Dr. Nelson Ploch and his team. He's calm, highly competent and unabashedly raises the bar for all the other doctors you're likely engaged with.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Jul 17, 2018
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Dr. Ploch has guided me through the process with care and thoughtfulness. He has been consistently thoughtful and I consider myself lucky to be under his care; his staff is wonderful too.
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Jan 30, 2018
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I've had surgery done by him with absolutely no negative side effects and plan on keeping him as my urologist as long as he's practicing.
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Jan 09, 2018
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He was the only doctor (and I went to several) that was able to figure out what was wrong with me and put me on a treatment plan that worked for me. I really don't know what I would have done without him!
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charleston – Aug 22, 2017
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I've had an enlarged prostate for 15 years and have been under the care of 3 other urologists. Dr Ploch has been the best by far.
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kristie lawrence – Jun 19, 2017
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I will recommend Dr Ploch to all of my friends who need to see a urologist
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Houston, TX – Jan 27, 2017
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Thank God for Dr. Ploch. He's and excellent physician.
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Atlanta, GA – Sep 19, 2016
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He is extra careful and concerned about making any procedures as pain free as possible; His office is very pleasant and the staff are all tremendously friendly. Who could ask for anything more?
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Omaha, NE – Aug 09, 2016
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He explained every test and procedure. He made sure we were fully informed. His staff was very professional, considerate, pleasant and extremely thorough and competent.
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rj wolter in Atlanta, GA – Feb 23, 2016
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really calm and gentle guy, took the time to explain things clearly, seemed to care, and the procedure went really well.
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adrian l. in Billings, MT – Jan 07, 2016
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Dr. Ploch was friendly, positive, and so understanding. He started to address my problem RIGHT AWAY. Finally, relief! Thank you!
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Practice Areas

Calculi (stones)

Urologists or nephrologists diagnose and treat kidney stones, small pieces of hard, crystallized material that form in the kidney and typically pass naturally, but may require shock wave therapy, a catheter procedure, or surgery.Compare with other Calculi (stones) specialists.

Typically treats 94% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Urinary Stones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ploch treats Urinary Stones more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Ploch treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Kidney Stones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ploch treats Kidney Stones more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Ploch treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Ureteral Stones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ploch treats Ureteral Stones more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Ploch treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Urologic Care

Urologic care focuses on the health and treatment of the male and female urinary tract, as well as the male reproductive system.Compare with other Urologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 90% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Urinary Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ploch treats Urinary Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Ploch treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ploch treats Enlarged Prostate (BPH) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Ploch treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Bladder Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ploch treats Bladder Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Ploch treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Urologic Surgery

Urologic surgery treats conditions affecting the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive system through procedures including cystectomy (bladder removal), prostatectomy (prostate removal), and pelvic reconstruction.Compare with other Urologic Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 87% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ploch performs Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Ploch performs this procedure more than 96% of their peers

Bladder Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ploch performs Bladder Surgery more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Ploch performs this procedure more than 79% of their peers

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Dr. Ploch's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Cystometry
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Excision of Testicular Lesion
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Infertility
  • Male Sexual Conditions
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Penile Implants
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Peyronie's Disease Injection Therapy
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vasectomy
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Care Philosophy

Our first responsibility at Palmetto Adult and Children's Urology is to our patients. Palmetto Adult and Children’s Urology strives to deliver the highest quality medical care and customer service. Communication is important to the medical proce...Read more

Specialties

  • Urology

Board Certifications

Education

1993
University of Washington
Residency Hospital

Awards

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Colleton Medical Center

Walterboro, SC

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Trident Health System - Summerville Medical Center

Summerville, SC
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Prostate Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

Trident Medical Center

Charleston, SC

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Prostate Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

Mcleod Health Clarendon

Manning, SC

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Roper Hospital

Charleston, SC

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)