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Dr. Nelson Saldua, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery*
4.7 (89)
Map Pin Small Vancouver, WA
Accepting new patients
22 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Nelson Saldua, MD

Dr. Nelson Saldua, MD is an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon in Vancouver, WA. They specialize in Orthopedic Spine Surgery, has 22 years of experience, and is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery. They graduated from Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences and is affiliated with Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Saldua an average 4.7 star rating.

Dr. Saldua works at Practice in Vancouver, WA with other offices in San Diego, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Intervertebral Disc Disease and Degenerative Disc Disease 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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Conditions Treated and Procedures Performed

Dr. Saldua's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Vancouver Clinic Endoscopy Ctr
    700 NE 87th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98664 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (360) 882-2778
    Monday
    07:00 - 20:00
    Tuesday
    07:00 - 20:00
    Wednesday
    07:00 - 20:00
    Thursday
    07:00 - 20:00
    Friday
    07:00 - 20:00
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed
  2. 2
    Office
    2525 NE 139th St Ste 140, Vancouver, WA 98686 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (360) 882-2778
  3. 3
    Office
    34800 Bob Wilson Dr Ste 112, San Diego, CA 92134 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (619) 524-0146
  4. 4
    Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
    2211 NE 139th St, Vancouver, WA 98686 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (360) 882-2778

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

Experience & Treatment Frequency

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Intervertebral Disc Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)

Treatment frequency



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.
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Cervical Radiculopathy
Herniated Disc
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Radiculopathy
Sciatica
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Scoliosis
Spinal Stenosis
Spinal Stenosis with Neurogenic Claudication
Spine Deformities
Spondylolisthesis
Anterior Disc Decompression and Fusion
Cervical Spinal Fusion
Herniated Disc Surgery
Laminoforaminotomy
Lumbar Fusion with Robotic Assist
Lumbar Spinal Fusion
Spinal Cord Decompression
Spinal Fusion
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Back Pain
Broken Arm
Bursitis
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Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Cervical Stenosis
Chronic Neck Pain
Clavicle Fracture
Coccygeal Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
De Quervain's Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Femur Fracture
Foot Fracture
Fracture of Hand and Fingers
Gait Abnormality
Gout
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Hammer Toe
Hand Fracture
Hip Fracture
Humerus Fracture
Joint Pain
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Limb Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
Lumbosacral Stenosis
Lupus
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Muscle Cramping
Myelopathy
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pelvic Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Polyneuropathy
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Pyogenic Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis
Shoulder Fracture
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Instability
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Spinal Osteophyte
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylitis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Stress Fracture of Foot
Tarlov Cyst
Tenosynovitis
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Upper Back Pain
Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
Artificial Disc Replacement
Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
Cervical Disc Replacement
Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
Cervical Spine Surgery
Complex Spine Surgery
Disc Replacement
Dressing and Debridement of Wound or Infection
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Excision of Radius or Ulna
Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hip Replacement
Hip Replacement with Robotic Assist
Image-Guided Spine Surgery
Joint Drainage
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Knee Arthroscopy
Kyphosis Surgery
Laminectomy
Lower Spine Surgery
Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
Lumbar Laminectomy
Lumbar Spine Surgery
Microdiscectomy
Microsurgical Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Musculoskeletal Function Test
Neuroplasty
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Partial Hip Replacement
Percutaneous Kyphoplasty
Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
Peripheral Nerve Block
Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Somatic Nerve Block
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Discectomy
Spinal Internal Fixation
Spinal Reconstruction
Spinal Tumor Surgery
Spine Fracture Treatment
Spine Surgery
Steroid Injection
Synovial Biopsy
Total Disc Replacement
Total Hip Replacement
Wound Repair
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    4.7
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    Based on 89 ratings
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    About Dr. Nelson Saldua, MD

    Specialties*
    • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 22 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1376532093
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Fellowship
    Internship
    • Naval Medical Center San Diego
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • University of California at Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. Nelson Saldua, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Saldua is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

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

    Dr. Saldua has seen patients for Intervertebral Disc Disease and Degenerative Disc Disease, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Saldua on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    89 patients have reviewed Dr. Saldua. The overall rating for this provider is 4.7. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Saldua.

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