About Dr. Russell W Nelson MD

Dr. Russell W Nelson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Thousand Oaks, CA, with another office in Thousand Oaks, CA. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine. He speaks English.

Dr. Nelson has received 1 award.

Rating Overview

23 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Russell W Nelson is Good. Dr. Russell W Nelson has been rated by 23 patients. From those 23 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Russell W Nelson is 3.2 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Russell W Nelson has 2 locations

get directions CONEJO SPINE
558 Saint Charles Dr Ste 200
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
get directions RUSSELL W NELSON MD
250 Lombard St
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Specialties

Dr. Russell W Nelson has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Russell W Nelson has the following 4 expertise

  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Knee Osteoarthritis

Board Certifications

Dr. Russell W Nelson is Board Certified in 1 specialty

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.

Reviews

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Great Doctor!

Dr. Nelson operated on me and they where successful. I still have pain but nothing like I had b4 the surgeries which is to be expected. I couldn't walk b4 and had problems emptying my bladder ect,ect. The office staff are all very knowledgeable and very caring and will answer all questions. I would recommend Dr. Nelson if having your having any type of back problems. Hes a great doctor with steady hands. He made my life normal again. Thanks Doc!

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DR. Nelson helper me walk again with no pain.

After falling off a horse in 2009, shattering my L2 and almost being paralyzed my husband and I were referred to Dr. Nelson. Upon spending 9 days at Los Robles Hospital we narrowed it down between 2 Dr's, one was a Neuro Surgeon who wanted to do an extensive surgery and Dr. Nelson an Ortho who explained a more conservative way. All I can say is I'm so happy I chose Dr. Nelson. Although he inserted 8 screws and 2 rods of which I still have, I have never had any pain since. I recommended him to 2 friends who were also very happy with their surgery. On another note I had low back surgery in 2005 at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute and went with a very highly recommended Dr. who not only was I extremely unhappy with but have had pain ever since.

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Dr. Russell Nelson just did not connect with what i was feeling

I regret seeing Dr. Nelson. I would not recommend him.

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Five Stars

Been to many orthopedic surgeons, and by far Dr Nelson is the best. Explains things thoroughly, I don't have to wait long, and the staff is courteous. He's very knowledgeable in spinal conditions and I feel I'm in pretty good hands.

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Five Stars

Everything about my experience facing & going through spinal surgery was seemingly easier due to all the categories above .. office staff is beyond excellent and the speed with which I was diagnosed & treated also shocked me .. I'm still in recovery but again, the expected time of recovery was so fast that this type of surgery must be well advanced technologically.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Education

  • Lac Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center

    Residency

  • Dr. Russell W Nelson Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Russell W Nelson

Nelson Spine Institute is a state-of-the-art, comprehensive spinal health center located in Thousand Oaks, California. Founded by Russell W. Nelson, M.D., a longtime Thousand Oaks resident and an active complex spinal surgeon for more than 23 years, the Institute is the newest and most advanced center for spinal care in Ventura County. Specializing in the treatment of spinal problems, including the simplest back ailments to complex spinal conditions from the neck to the low back, Nelson Spine Institute utilizes a range of treatment options and offers university-affiliated pain specialists and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists to treat patients chronic pain problems when surgery is not necessary. As co-developer of the Blackstone Medical, Inc. artificial cervical disc, Dr. Nelson also started the Motion Preservation Division at Blackstone and is one of Ventura Countys premier spine surgeons dedicated to the advancement of spinal medicine. The Institutes mission is to provide excellent, advanced orthopedic treatment so patients can get back to health and back to living.

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