Dr. Paul Nelson, MD

Dr. Paul Nelson, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
65 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Paul Nelson, MD is a general surgery specialist in Las Vegas, NV and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in general surgery.

MountainView Medical Associates

2880 N Tenaya Way Ste 100

Las Vegas, NV 89128
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • Sagamore Health Network
  • UnitedHealthCare

Learn about Dr. Nelson

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Nelson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Second-Degree Burns
very high
more than 92% of peers
Burn Injuries
more than 90% of peers
more than 58% of peers

Dr. Nelson's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

60  Conditions Treated


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62  Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bowel Obstruction Repair
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Cystotomy
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia and Hydrocele Repair
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • 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)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Revision of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Nevada.

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.


  • Dartmouth College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • University of Kansas / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • University Texas Med Br
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University Texas Med Br
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Surgical House Staff Teaching Award- University of Missouri- Kansas City, 2007
  • Robert Whitlock Professional Care Provider Award, National Kidney foundation of Kansas and Western Missouri, 2009
Media & Publications

Dr. Nelson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Nelson does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Nelson and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

MountainView Hospital

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2018 Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Bowel Obstruction

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
5 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Nelson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr Nelson is such a great doctor. He made me feel like like he cared about me and my health. As well as all of his staff. All so friendly and caring.
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