Dr. Heidi Nelson MD

Dr. Heidi Nelson is a colon & rectal surgery doctor in Rochester, Minnesota. She is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic - Saint Marys Hospital. She received her medical degree from University of Washington School of Medicine and has been in practice for 24 years. She is one of 12 doctors at Mayo Clinic and one of 9 at Mayo Clinic - Saint Marys Hospital who specialize in Colon & Rectal Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

General Colon & Rectal Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
Residency, Colon and Rectal Surgery, 1987 - 1989

Oregon Health & Science University
Residency, General Surgery, 1981 - 1987

University of Washington School of Medicine
Class of 1981

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

AZ State Medical License
Active through 2014

MN State Medical License
Active through 2013

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Less invasive option for small hepatocellular carcinoma: thermal ablation as first-line therapy?
Rocha, F. G.,Boughey, J. C.,Nelson, H.

Patient-centered outcomes research: is this really something new?
Greenberg, C.,Chang, G. J.,Nelson, H.

Controversies in laparoscopy for colon and rectal cancer.
Mathis, K. L.,Nelson, H.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref
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