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Department Otolaryngology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Airway Evaluation
  • Airway Reconstruction
  • Airway Stenosis Treatment
  • Cordotomy
  • Endoscopic Dilation
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
  • Esophagus Endoscopy
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • In Office Laser Treatment
  • In Office Procedure
  • Laryngeal Framework Surgery
  • Laryngeal Function Assessment
  • Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laser Cordotomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Phonomicrosurgery
  • Professional Voice Users
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheostomy
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis Treatment
  • Voice And Larynx Surgery
View all 22 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adult Airway Reconstruction
  • Aerodigestive Tract Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Cough
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphonia
  • Hoarseness
  • Immobile Vocal Folds
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Stenosis
  • Laryngeal Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Laryngology
  • Larynx Cancer/Tumor
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Throat Problems
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Voice Disorders
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
View all 19 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA


  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Rebecca Chota Nelson, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 5/1/2022, Dr. Nelson has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

79 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

Again, when I shared with Dr. Nelson about the post anesthesia anxiety she was very empathetic and did not doubt my experience. She also showed interest in my recovery from the procedure and made sure I knew she wanted to hear from me through the process through mychart, which felt good to know she wanted to stay involved.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr. Nelson was great and made me feel so comfortable

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Very impressed with Dr. Rebecca Nelson.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

The doctor was awesome! She also offered conservative answers to my concerns so I loved that. She was understanding, respectful, easy-going, and overall wonderful!! She rocks!!!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

She is an excellent doctor and was very kind about my concerns that it could be something more serious.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Dr Khatri and All associates were excellent. Matthew the respiratory therapist was Excellent Thank you

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

Dr. Nelson was excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2021

Dr. Nelson was knowledgeable, professional, and caring. Answered all questions. In office procedure was flawless.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Dr Nelson called to check on me a couple of days after visit to see if I was doing better.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

Dr. Nelson was very thorough. She listened without rushing me.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Dr. Nelson is an excellent physician. She took the time during the visit to understand my concerns, provided a throughout examination, and clear explanation of the results. She openly and patiently discussed the conclusions and the path forward. Overall, one of the best experiences I've had with a specialist.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Excellent visit. Physician had wonderful personality and gave compassionate care to Robert.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Miss Nelson's was excellent very very detailed and explaining my procedure and what was going on and to evaluate and update on what's going to happen courtesy respect kindness overall very concerned and very observant doctor

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

I was scheduled for an appointment with Dr. Nelson in 2 days and received excellent care.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Dr. Nelson was very thorough in scoping my neck and throat.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Dr. Nelson prescribed 2 swallowing tests at Lutheran Hospital the next morning. I quickly found out that my swallowing was slightly hampered by bone spur at C6 and small hiatus hernia near Schatzhi ring. A balloon was used during colonostopy to widen ring to 18 mm.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Dr was very patient and informative

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