About Dr. Nelson R Maldonado MD

Dr. Nelson R. Maldonado graduated from the University of California, Irvine and performed his Residency at Kaiser Permanente Foundation Hospitals in General Surgery and affiliated hospitals in Southern California. In 1992, he was recognized as a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Maldonado is a Member of the American College of Phlebology and a designated provider of the non-surgical Venefit™ Targeted Endovenous Therapy procedure, formerly known as the VNUS Closure™ procedure. He is a specialist in venous and lymphatic issues and continues to practice General and Thoracic Surgery as well. After a successful practice in Oklahoma, Dr. Maldonado and his wife relocated to Grass Valley, California in 2005. The Maldonado family enjoys Tahoe and the outdoors.

Dr. Maldonado has received 2 awards.

Rating Overview

29 Ratings with 16 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Nelson R Maldonado is Great. Dr. Nelson R Maldonado has been rated by 29 patients. From those 29 patients 16 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Nelson R Maldonado is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

Location

get directions Vein Specialist Center of Grass Valley
150 Catherine Ln Ste G
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Specialties

Dr. Nelson R Maldonado has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Nelson R Maldonado has the following 5 expertise

  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Surgery
  • Spider Vein Removal (Telangiectasis)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vein Inflammation (Phlebitis)

Board Certifications

Dr. Nelson R Maldonado is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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Reviews

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Survived the surgery but ....

Totally incompetent doctor

I have lost two friends to this physician's incompetence. One because he didn't read my best friend's mammogram report for one year, during which the cancer spread and she eventually died from it. And this week, a friend who was happy and alive died due to his botched surgery. Watch out!

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Not Very Informative on procedure

him supplying information on hernia surgery was very vague. I would have liked to know what to expect post surgery to be more informative.

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Five Stars

On day 1, Doctor Maldonado met with me. He drew a diagram on the exam table paper; a diagram I could understand. He described my symptomology, to a tee. He reviewed my imaging and recommended my gallbladder be removed. His staff scheduled surgery. The morning of surgery, Doc M. walked in to speak to me, By the look, in his eyes, I knew all was good. I would be okay. There is not enough time to go into detail. I extend my gratitude and admiration to Doctor Maldonado, the OR nurses, the pre and post surgical staff at SNMH Dignity Health. The main part of this name is "DIGNITY.". I was scared, but they took away my fear. God bless everyone of you!

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Five Stars

Gallbladder surgery was excellent.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    37 Years Experience

  • University Of California Irvine School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

    Residency

  • Dr. Nelson R Maldonado Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select HMO
    • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Vein Specialist Center of Grass Valley, 150 Catherine Ln Ste G, Grass Valley, CA
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