Ryan J. Nelson, D.O.


Single Port da Vinci Robotic surgery, Prostate cancer, Bladder cancer, Ureteral cancer, Kidney cancer, Testicular cancer, Erectile Dysfunction, Low T, Scrotal masses

Education & Training

Dr. Nelson received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro School of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California. Dr. Nelson completed his surgical residency at Michigan State – St. John Macomb/Oakland Hospital and his urologic residency at Michigan State – McLaren Macomb Hospital in 2015. He also completed a two-year Urologic Robotic and Minimally Invasive Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, which allowed a foundation, second to none, for his advancement in robotic surgery.

Dr. Nelson specializes in difficult robotic cases done with the single port robot instead of the multiport robot, such as creating new bladders, robotic reconstruction of ureters, and nephron sparing surgery for complex kidney tumors.

When not working Dr. Nelson enjoys spending time with his family, outdoor adventure sports, fitness, and carpentry.

He is a lead member of the urological cancer tumor board at Beaumont Hospital-Troy campus.

Certifications & Memberships

Dr. Nelson is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery.

He is a member of the Endourological Society, Society of Robotic Surgery, EAU Robotic Urology Section (ERUS), and the American Urological Association (AUA).

Dr. Nelson has become a world leader in robotic single port surgery and has published numerous papers on the management of urologic tumors, single robotic partial nephrectomy, and robotic cystectomy (removal of the bladder). He has published book chapters, including video articles demonstrating techniques in robotic radical prostatectomy, robotic partial nephrectomy, and robotic cystectomy with creation of a neobladder (new bladder) or urinary diversion.


Utica – Washington Center Professional Building

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