Dr. Andrew J Nelson, MD

Dr. Andrew J Nelson, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

26 Years of Experience


Accepting patients


    Andrew J. Nelson, MD, specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery. With his advanced training, Dr. Nelson performs both simple and complex reconstruction of fingers, hand, wrist, and elbow as well as microvascular surgery. Dr. Nelson’s interests include simple and complex hand and wrist trauma, wrist fractures, endoscopic (limited incision) carpal tunnel surgery, endoscopic cubital tunnel surgery, wrist arthroscopy and Dupuytren’s disease treated with needle aponeurotomy or Xiaflex enzyme injection or open surgery. After more than 20 years of wide-ranging upper extremity experience, Dr. Nelson is a firm believer in providing both non-operative as well as operative solutions. Dr. Nelson is committed to the value of patient education in order to maximize each patient’s understanding of their condition or injury, their options, and their overall health. Dr. Nelson also provides expert services, including independent medical evaluations and medical record reviews.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Education & Training

    Boston University, Boston, MA (Residency)

    St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Boston, MA (Internship)

    Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI (Fellowship)

    Bachelors Degree - Brown University, Providence, RI

    Doctorate - Boston University Medical School, Boston, MA

    Medical Conditions Treated

    conditions treated by an Orthopedic Surgeon, like Dr. Andrew Nelson, may include:

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    Medical Procedures Performed

    procedures performed by an Orthopedic Surgeon, like Dr. Andrew Nelson, may include:

    Orthopedic Consultation, Spinal Cord Surgery, Arthroscopy, Orthopedic Follow Up, Spinal Cord Tumor, Spine Specialist Consultation, Spine Specialist Follow Up, Vertebroplasty, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedic Brace, Spinal Cord Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spinal Cord Reconstructive Surgery, Spinal Cord Second Opinion, Laminectomy, Knee Surgery, Hip Surgery, Hand Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Knee Replacement Surgery, Hip Replacement Surgery, Hip and Knee Surgery Consultation, Hip and Knee Surgery Follow Up, Orthopedic Reconstruction Consultation, Hand and Wrist Reconstruction, Orthopedic Reconstruction Follow Up, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Total Shoulder Replacement, Cartilage Transplantation, Elbow Replacement Surgery, Osteotomy, Ligament Reconstruction, Orthopedic Trauma Follow Up, Deformity Correction (Post Trauma), Joint Contracture Release, Limb Reconstruction, Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Surgery, Spine Immobilization, Allograft Reconstruction, Nail Cement Spacer Reconstruction, Prosthetics, Osteotomy, Head and Neck Reconstruction, Fingers Reconstruction, Reverse Shoulder Replacement, Spinal Infusions, Kyphoplasty, Partial Knee Replacement, Casting and Splinting, Revisional Hip Replacement Surgery, Revisional Knee Replacement Surgery, Limb Lengthening and Realignment, Spinal Cord Surgery Consultation, Orthopedic Second Opinion, Independent Medical Exam (Orthopedic), Orthopedic Consultation (Spine), Orthopedic Follow Up (Spine), Diskectomy / Discectomy, Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation Consultation, Arthrodesis, Arthropathy, Orthopedic Consultation (Ankle), Orthopedic Follow Up (Ankle), Ankle Second Opinion, Knee arthroscopy, Hip arthroscopy, Shoulder Reconstructive Surgery Consultation, Shoulder Reconstructive Surgery Follow up and Viscosupplementation

    For detailed information, please contact Dr. Nelson's office.


    Please contact Dr. Nelson's office to confirm accepted insurance plans.


    Starling Physicians

    1 Lake Street

    Building D

    New Britain, CT 06052

    (860) 832-4666

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    Ratings & Reviews

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    Overall rating

    Based on 93 reviews

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    Office Experience

    98% of patients found the doctor and staff friendly and the office clean and modern

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    99% of patients felt that their time spent with the doctor was meaningful and impactful and that any follow ups were addressed quickly

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    Wait Times

    87% of patients were satisfied with the wait time

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    Appointment Booking

    98% of patients found it easy to book an appointment

    Patients give Dr. Andrew Nelson an Excellent overall experience rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nelson has been rated and reviewed by 93 patients. These ratings are based on a variety of factors, including the amount of time patients spent with Dr. Nelson, his bedside manner, appointment waiting time, friendliness of the office staff, clarity of diagnosis, and more.

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    Memberships & Associations

    American Association of the Hand (ASSH)

    Professional Member

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS)

    Professional Member

    Connecticut Orthopaedic Society

    Professional Member

    New Haven Medical Society.

    Professional Member

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Andrew Nelson accepting new patients?

    Yes, Andrew Nelson is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Andrew Nelson offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Nelson's office at (860) 832-4666 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Andrew Nelson offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Nelson's office at (860) 832-4666 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Andrew Nelson speak?

    Andrew Nelson speaks English.

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