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William H Nelson, MD
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Expertise: Abdominal Surgery,See all...

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Allegheny General Hospital (Primary)
East Wing Office Building
420 E North Ave, Suite 304
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Fax (412) 359-6732
Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion
12311 Perry Hwy, 2nd Floor
Wexford, PA 15090
Fax (412) 605-6316
West Penn Hospital
4815 Liberty Ave, Suite M02
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Fax (412) 605-6316

Certified in general surgery, Dr. Nelson brings his expertise in elective and emergent surgery to the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Surgery group. His focus includes stomach, small bowel, colon, gallbladder and bile ducts, and advanced hernia repair surgeries. He is also certified in advanced trauma life support and advanced cardiac life support.

Dr. Nelson earned his degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia and completed his surgery residency at Allegheny General Hospital. A member of the American College of Surgeons and Christian Medical and Dental Association, Dr. Nelson is also an adjunct assistant clinical professor of surgery at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania.

He volunteers as a mission surgeon for Pan African Academy of Christian Surgeons (PAACS) and has performed surgery with limited resources at Kijabe Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya, and at Bongolo Hospital in Lebamba, Gabon.

Dr. Nelson has medical staff privileges at Allegheny General Hospital and West Penn Hospital.

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Abdominal Surgery
Abdominal Wall Hernia Surgery
Abdominal Wall and Inguinal Hernia Surgery
Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Bloodless Surgery
Bowel Surgery
Gallbladder Surgery
General Surgery
Hernia Repair
Hernia Surgery
Incisional Hernia Surgery
Inguinal Hernia Surgery
Intestinal Stoma Reversal
Minimally Invasive Hernia Repair
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Surgery
Pilonidal Cyst
Robotic Assisted Inguinal Hernia Repair
Robotic Assisted Ventral Hernia Repair
Robotic Hernia Surgery
Robotic Surgery
Robotic-Assisted Surgery
Spleen Surgery
Umbilical Hernia Surgery


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Recent Patient Comments

"Good experience."

July 02, 2023

"Dr. Nelson understood my problem well and explained everything very good."

March 27, 2023

"Would refer to Dr. Nelson to anyone with general surgery issues or concerns."

January 26, 2023


November 14, 2022

"Everything was excellent"

November 02, 2022



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