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Nelson Maldonado, MD

Dr. Maldonado is a general surgeon in the Grass Valley area. He is affiliated with Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.
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Conditions treated

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Dr. Maldonado saw more vascular disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Yuba City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Maldonado saw more cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Yuba City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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2 doctors
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Dr. Maldonado saw more varicose veins patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Yuba City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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1 doctor
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Dr. Maldonado saw more venous insufficiency patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Yuba City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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7 doctors
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8 doctors
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Dr. Maldonado saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Yuba City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Maldonado saw hepatitis C patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Yuba City area. Learn more.
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Dr. Maldonado saw more arteriosclerosis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Yuba City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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3 doctors
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4 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Maldonado saw hepatitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Yuba City area. Learn more.
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4 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Maldonado saw more peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Yuba City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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5 doctors
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4 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Maldonado saw more swelling patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Yuba City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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13 doctors
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14 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Maldonado saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Yuba City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Maldonado saw more hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Yuba City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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11 doctors
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11 doctors
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5 doctors
Dr. Maldonado saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Yuba City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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Dr. Maldonado saw more inguinal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Yuba City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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2 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Maldonado saw bipolar disorder patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Yuba City area. Learn more.
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3 doctors
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2 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Maldonado saw more hemorrhoid patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Yuba City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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7 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Maldonado saw asthma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Yuba City area. Learn more.
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3 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Maldonado saw more biliary tract disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Yuba City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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8 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Maldonado saw chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Yuba City area. Learn more.
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9 doctors
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10 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Maldonado saw more lung condition patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Yuba City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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1 doctor
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1 doctor
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Dr. Maldonado saw more lipoma patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Yuba City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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6 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Maldonado saw more liver condition patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Yuba City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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2 doctors
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2 doctors
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Dr. Maldonado saw more gallstones patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Yuba City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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6 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Maldonado saw more obesity patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Yuba City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Maldonado saw more clotting disorders patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Yuba City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Maldonado saw more cholecystitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Yuba City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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3 doctors
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3 doctors
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1 doctor
Dr. Maldonado saw breast cancer patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Yuba City area. Learn more.

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7 doctors
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8 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Maldonado saw thyroid condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Yuba City area. Learn more.
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1 doctor
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Dr. Maldonado saw more appendicitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Yuba City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Maldonado saw more ventral hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Yuba City area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Maldonado’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
23%
laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Maldonado’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Maldonado’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Maldonado’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Maldonado’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Maldonado’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
49%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Maldonado’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Maldonado’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Maldonado’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Maldonado’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Maldonado’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
84%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Maldonado’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Maldonado’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Maldonado’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Maldonado’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Maldonado sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Office
150 Catherine Ln
Grass Valley, CA 95945
1,587 miles away

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Credentials
  • Stanford University Hospital/Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Program
    RESIDENCY
  • University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1983

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Maldonado is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Health Net
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medicare
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield