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Nelson S. Saldua, M.D.


Specialty: Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Board-certified, Fellowship Trained

Clinical Interests: Dr. Saldua served for 14 years in the United States Navy with duty stations that included General Medical Officer onboard USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) and Orthopedic Surgery Dept. Head of the NATO Multinational Medical Unit in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He completed a combined neurologic and orthopedic spine surgery fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining The Vancouver Clinic, he was an attending spine surgeon at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Saldua has authored several publications and book chapters on orthopedic surgery and spinal surgery. He believes that honesty and communication are essential to the doctor-patient relationship. Surgery on the neck or back is a serious consideration and surgery should only be entertained after a thorough discussion of the risks and benefits of surgery.

Gender: Male


Dr. Nelson Saldua is an orthopedic surgeon with sub-specialty training in spine surgery. He grew up in Los Angeles and attended the University of California Los Angeles for his undergraduate studies. He joined the United States Navy and completed medical school at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Saldua is a father of 4 (including twin toddler girls), so his spare time involves anything that includes his wife and children. The entire family is excited about being a part of The Vancouver Clinic and the Vancouver community.

Education and Certification

Year provider started practicing medicine: 2010

Practice Information

Primary Practice: The Vancouver Clinic 87th Avenue


Provider practices at one or more Legacy Medical Group (LMG) Clinics: No

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  1. The Vancouver Clinic 87th Avenue
    • 700 NE 87th Avenue
    • Vancouver, WA 98664
    • Phone : 3608822778
  2. The Vancouver Clinic Columbia Tech Center
    • 501 SE 172nd Avenue
    • Vancouver, WA 98684
    • Phone : 3608822778
  3. Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
    • 2211 N.E. 139th St.
    • Vancouver, WA 98686
    • Phone : 360-487-1000