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Dr. Melinda Nickels, MD

General Surgery*
3.2 (11)
Map Pin Small Lubbock, TX
Accepting new patients
35 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Melinda Nickels, MD

Dr. Melinda Nickels, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Lubbock, TX. They specialize in General Surgery, has 35 years of experience, and is board certified in General Surgery. They graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and is affiliated with Covenant Medical Center and Covenant Childrens Hospital. Dr. Nickels, completed a residency at Tex Tech University Health Scis Center. Patients rated Dr. Nickels an average 3.2 star rating.

Dr. Nickels works at Practice in Lubbock, TX. They frequently treat conditions like Breast Lump, Cholecystitis and Gallstones and Gallstones along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Nickels' Office Locations

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    Swat Surgical Associates Llp
    3509 22nd St, Lubbock, TX 79410 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (806) 799-7928
    Monday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Tuesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Wednesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Thursday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Friday
    08:00 - 17:00

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Covenant Medical Center
  • Covenant Childrens Hospital

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Breast Lump
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Many providers have expertise treating multiple conditions or procedures. FindCare uses a variety of data sources to determine which conditions or procedures a provider treats and their level of experience.
Breast Lump
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Gallstones
Breast Cancer
Pelvic Abscess
Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
Excision of Breast Tumor
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Abdominal Pain
Anorectal Abscess
Appendicitis
Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
Hemorrhoids
Incisional Hernia
Inguinal Hernia
Lipomas
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Umbilical Hernia
Ventral Hernia
Biopsy of Breast
Bladder Stimulator Implant
Cholecystectomy with Robotic Assist
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Gallbladder Removal
Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Lumpectomy
Mastectomy
Open Incisional or Ventral Hernia Repair
Open Inguinal Hernia Repair
Port Placements or Replacements
Puncture Aspiration
Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
Umbilical Hernia Repair Open
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
Ventral Hernia Repair Open
Wound Repair
Acute Bowel Infarction
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal Fissure
Anal or Rectal Pain
Anorectal Fistula
Ascites
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Barrett's Esophagus
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Biliary Atresia
Bone Cancer
Bowel Strangulation
Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
Carcinoma in Situ
Cholangiocarcinoma
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Colorectal Cancer
Congenital Anomaly Intestine
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Empyema
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Gastric Ulcer
Gastroparesis
Gynecologic Cancer
Hiatal Hernia
Hidradenitis
Hyperparathyroidism
Ileus
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Intestinal Abscess
Intestinal Diverticulosis
Intestinal Obstruction
Ischemic Colitis
Liver Cancer
Lobular Carcinoma
Lung Cancer
Lymphangioma
Male Breast Cancer
Meckel's Diverticulum
Megacolon
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Obstructed Inguinal Hernia
Pancreatic Cancer
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Partial Lung Collapse
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pleural Effusion
Proctoptosis
Pyloric Stenosis
Rectal Prolapse
Secondary Malignancies
Small Intestine Cancer
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid Nodule
Traumatic Brain Injury
Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
Ulcerative Colitis
Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
Abdominal Hysterectomy
Abdominoplasty
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Acid Reflux Surgery
Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
Bladder Surgery
Breast Reconstruction
Colectomy
Colectomy Laparoscopic
Colectomy Sigmoidectomy with Robotic Assist
Colostomy
Destruction of Anal Tumor
Duodenal Polypectomy
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
Excision of Rectal Tumor
Excision of Stomach Tumor
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy)
Gastrotomy
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
Hernia Repair
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Lap Vaginal Hysterectomy with Robotic Assist
Laparoscopic Appendectomy
Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Removal of Stones from Biliary Tract
Laparoscopic Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair
Laparotomy
Liver Biopsy
Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
Open Appendectomy
Open Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair Robotic Assist
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Renal Transplant
Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
Salpingectomy with Robotic Assist
Salpingo Oopherectomy
Sleeve Gastrectomy
Sphincterotomy
Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
Thyroid Lobectomy
Thyroidectomy
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
Tracheal Surgery
Vagotomy
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Ventral Hernia Repair Laparoscopic
Wedge Resection Colon
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    • Anthem
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    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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    • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Centene
    • Cigna
    • Coventry Health Care
    • First Health
    • FirstCare Health Plans
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    Specialties*
    • General Surgery

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    Specialties*
    Years of Experience
    • 35 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Spanish
    Languages Spoken
    NPI Number
    • 1629071022
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    Education & Certifications

    Residency
    • Tex Tech University Health Scis Center
    Residency
    Internship
    • University of Mississippi
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • Texas Tech University
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • General Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. Melinda Nickels, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Nickels is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Nickels has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Nickels has seen patients for Breast Lump, Cholecystitis and Gallstones and Gallstones, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Nickels on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    11 patients have reviewed Dr. Nickels. The overall rating for this provider is 3.2. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Nickels.

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