Dr. Roscoe Nelson, MD

Dr. Roscoe Nelson, MD

Urology  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(50)
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I grew up in Escondido, CA, and received my undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University where I graduated as the valedictorian of my class. I completed my doctorate of medicine at the University of California, San Diego, followed by training in general surgery and urologic residency at the University of California, Davis. I am Board Certified by the American Board of Urology (ABU) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. I began practicing as a urologist in Arizona in 1999 and went out on my own to form Arizona Center for Urology in 2016.

6320 W Union Hills Dr Ste 2600B

Glendale, AZ 85308

Contact Information

(602) 942-5600

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • 7 More

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Kidney Infection
very high
more than 99% of peers
Urinary Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Bladder Stones
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nelson "Dr. Roscoe Nelson is a nationally recognized, Board Certified Urologist. His practice encompasses all urologic conditions with a strong focus on prostate cancer, incontinence, kidney stones and male sexual health. He has a special interest in virtually painless anesthesia for vasectomies using the No-Scalpel and No-Needle techniques. His goal is to provide personalized, state-of-the-art care for all patients."

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Specialties

  • Urology
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Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureterovesical Junction
  • Cystitis
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Incontinence
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Male Infertility
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostate Diseases
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spermatocele
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stones
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections

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Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Brachytherapy
  • Circumcision
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Electronic Shock Wave Lithotripsy
  • Excision of Testicular Lesion
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Incontinence Surgery
  • Indigo Laser Treatment
  • Kidney Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lithotripsy
  • No-Scalpel Vasectomy
  • Orchiectomy
  • Orchiopexy for Undescended Testicle
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Prosthetic
  • Pubovaginal Sling
  • Radical Prostate Removal
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of the Prostate)
  • Transurethral Microwave Thermography of the Prostate
  • Ureterscopies
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Sling
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Varicocelectomy or Hydrocelectomy
  • Vasectomy
  • Vasectomy Reversal
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Brigham Young University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • University Of California Davis Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Of California At Davis
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Valedictorian - Brigham Young University, April 1989
  • Regents Scholarship - UCLA, Sept. 1989
Media & Publications
  • New Method for Large Suprapubic Tube Placement Using a Nephrostomy Balloon Dilator., Sept. 2009
  • Vaginal Wall Sling: Long-Term Outcome Analysis of Factors Contributing to Patient Satisfaction and Surgical Success., April 1997
  • Re-evaluation of Renal Cell Carcinoma Tumor Thrombus Extension by Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography., April 2000
  • Is Fluorescence In Site Hybridization Positivity a Reliable Indicator of Bladder Cancer?, Jan 2010
  • Evaluation and Management of Male Urinary Incontinence, 1997

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Norwegian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nelson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson to family and friends
4.4
based on 50 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Nelson's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Phoenix, AZ |
As a physician I can honestly say Dr Nelson and his staff were exceptional in every area of my healthcare experience. I was made to feel comfortable for what I considered an uncomfortable procedure. I was able to take medication prior to my vasectomy procedure which really helped relax me. I know other urologists don't allow for it and I think it made all the difference. The staff was great at calling me regarding my follow up lab results. I can't say enough positive things.
Glendale, AZ |
Have been seeing Dr Nelson For many years and he is like fine bottle of wine (better with age). He explains problems in laymans terms, so it is easy to understand. I highly recommend Dr. Nelson for your urological problems.
Phoenix, AZ |
Fantastic staff and doctor. I can't say enough about this practice, they're the best!
in Scottsdale, AZ |
Dr. Nelson diagnosed and treated several kidney stones in both kidneys. The treatment was painless and extremely successful. You can't ask for more than that. And, he is a professional who is personable and easy to discuss your health issues with.
in Phoenix, AZ |
I have know Dr. Nelson for over a decade and found him to be an excellent surgeon as well as a compassionate human being.
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I appreciate Dr. Nelson for staying on the cutting edge. I was suffering with menopausal symptoms, hot flashes, headaches and weight gain. I was miserable! Dr. Nelson checked my hormone levels and recommended hormone pellets to be placed. I took his advice and I have my life back! No more head aches, hot flashes and I have lost 10 pounds. I feel like I have come out of a deep fog! It has made a night and day difference in my life! None of my other doctors could help me, they just expected me to
in El Paso, TX |
Dr. Nelson is truly an outstanding urologist, and uses the latest information and techniques in the selection of his treatment options. He has an outstanding reputation far beyond Glendale and Phoenix and I traveled from El Paso, Texas because of this factor. My evaluation and treatment were the best possible, and far better than my local options. His surgical skills are all any patient could hope for. My recovery has been without complications, and the pain less than anticipated.
Avondale, AZ |
extremely professional, knowledgeable, helpful, kind
in Phoenix, AZ |
Outstanding in every way!!! I had bladder cancer, and he treated me, saving my bladder, so that I do not have to carry a bag. Many others would have just removed the bladder, especially from a man of my age.(i was 77 at the time, I'm 81 now. Just simply: Rocky is the best!
in Page, AZ |
I am 71 yrs. old and I've seen a lot of doctors over the years but I've never a met a more professional and personable doctor than Dr. Nelson. When I was diagnosed with possible prostate cancer, there isn't a doctor in the country that I would have rather trusted my life with. Can I say more than that!
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