Dr. Nicholas Nissen, MD

Dr. Nicholas Nissen, MD

Critical Care Surgery | Male | 51 years old

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Dr. Nissen specializes in Critical Care Surgery and practices in West Hollywood, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr Nissen misdiagnosed me and subjected me to a horrifically painful, dangerous, expensive, and pointless liver surgery. I put my life in this doctor's hands and he failed to consider all factors before cutting me open. I trusted his diagnosis and he was wrong. To date, my decision to trust Dr. Nissen ranks as the absolute worst experience of my life. Now many years later, I still feel the anger at having been taken advantage of. Do yourself a favor and get a second opinion.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr.Nissen is the best Doctor! He saved my husband s life! He cares about his patients, he does everything possible and almost impossible for them! He is walking God!
in Santa Monica, CA |
Dr. Nissen is amazing. Spends as much time as you need with him. Explains everything until you understand it. The man saves lives. He is a doctor's doctor. Go see him if you need the best liver surgeon around.
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    Dr. Nissen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Critical Care Surgery
    •  Board certified in Critical Care Surgery and General Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    Why It Matters: Dr. Nissen's Board Certifications

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    • Critical Care Surgery
    • General Surgery

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    • Medical School
      University Of Minnesota Medical School

      Graduated in 1991

    • Internship Hospital
      Loyola University

      Completed in 1992

    • Residency Hospital
      Loyola University

      Completed in 1998

    • Fellowship Hospital
      UCLA Med Center

      Completed in 2001

      University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus

      Completed in 1999

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Critical Care Surgery

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