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Department Head and Neck Institute
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

  • Adult Airway Reconstruction
  • Airway Evaluation
  • Airway Reconstruction
  • Airway Stenosis Treatment
  • Cordotomy
  • Endoscopic Dilation
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
  • Esophagus Endoscopy
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Laryngeal Framework Surgery
  • Laryngeal Function Assessment
  • Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laser Cordotomy
  • Phonomicrosurgery
  • Professional Voice Users
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheostomy
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis Treatment
  • Voice and Larynx Surgery
View all 20 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aerodigestive Tract Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Cough
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphonia
  • Hoarseness
  • Immobile Vocal Folds
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Stenosis
  • Laryngeal Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Laryngology
  • Larynx Tumors
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Throat Problems
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Voice Disorders
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
View all 18 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 University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA


  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Rebecca Chota Nelson, MD.

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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 6/22/2023, 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

213 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

44 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Fair because I wanted to change the time of day to see the doctor but after several attempts was unsuccessful. Not much flexibility after an appointment is scheduled.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

The Care Providers; Dr. Nelson and Dr. Kahnert are both excellent. The endoscopy was performed flawlessly and skillfully. Both doctors demonstrated concern and professionalism. Would highly recommend both of them.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Dr Nelson is A # 1 in my book. I am glad she is my doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr. Nelson is very thorough in her assessments while being very compassionate and empathetic.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Dr Nelson shows considerable interest in your comfort and wellbeing

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

I've always had a good experience with Dr. Nelson and her staff. Dr. Nelson always answers any questions I have and puts my concerns at ease.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr Nelson was very attentive and took her time answering all my questions

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr Nelson was fantastic. I wish all physicians were like her.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Dr. Nelson is so patient and listens very well

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr. Nelson spent 40 minutes discussing and explaining the causes and my options. She gave a clear and concise evaluation. Impressive.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr Nelson always shows interest in the patient's well being and has a great staff.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

She was great

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

I felt that Dr. Nelson was very patient and empathetic in answering all my questions! Thank you!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Excellent physician with a good bedside demeanor.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

The doctor is very kind and thorough staff very pleasant !

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Again, professional, courteous and helpful with the doctor-

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

My first visit with Dr Nelson since Dr Lorenz left. Was very happy with visit and surgery.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Love dr Nelson! Great experience.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Nelson is fantastic, and I would highly recommend her to others. I am always very pleased with her professionalism and care.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Great care provider

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

She was very knowledgeable and kind and helpful and I could tell she truly cared about getting the best treatment for me.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. Nelson has elite communication skills. Just outstanding.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr. Nelson is kind, caring, and a wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr Nelson is very good at what she does.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Very pleasant and concerning doctor. Easy to talk to and made you feel comfortable. Very good doing her procedure.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr. Nelson is extremely personable and clearly explained treatment options so I could understand

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

I got treatment for a chronic problem because she listened and scoped me. You gotta look

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr Nelson is excellent at her job and couldn't be nicer. I always feel like she really cares about my condition.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

She wasn't interested in helping me to find a remedy. I know she is capable of better. I felt she was more interested in passing buck

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr. Nelson is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

She was very helpful and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr Nelson is very professional, answers my questions and performed an exceptional operation on my vocal cords.An unexpected side benefit was the cessation of a compulsive night coughing I had been experiencing for nearly two years that no one else was able to alleviate. I don't know if what she did was the answer, but since it stopped after her surgery I'm giving her the credit.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Dr. Nelson is a fine physician. I have great confidence and trust in her ability as my ENT.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr Nelson is wonderful!

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Excellent Physician

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr. Nelson gave me priority appointment the same day and treated me with compassion.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr. Nelson understands my condition and explains possible treatment outcomes thoroughly. She respects my need for my voice as a music teacher.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Amazing Dr. Very easy to understand what was going on! Worked with me on schedule I was coming from Kentucky !! Can't say enough excellent things about your entire facility! It amazing! Thank you Dr Nelson you are an excellent Dr.

Reviewed on May 18, 2023

Dr. Nelson is amazing! Awesome Dr. Very easy to understand what medical information she shared to me! An asset to your facility.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr. Nelson wasn't the problem, it was thr Surgeon Dr. K who paralized part of my vocal cord. Haven't heard from him

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Over the past year I've been seeing Dr Nelson she has been excellent to outstanding in every way. Our family has been very impressed with her knowledge, skill and compassion. I'd give 10 stars if I could !

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

I appreciated when she came in, she apologize for seeing me late.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

Dr. Nelson has been outstanding from the beginning. Everything she says that is going to happen, happens. She adheres to timelines and explains everything thoroughly. She never promised miracles, but she promised that if we follow the treatment plan, she would be able to help and improve my loved one's condition. She has been terrific and would recommend her to others!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Dr Nelson is an excellent doctor. She is very caring and thoughtful. Listened to my concerns and adressed them. She involved me in all decisions. I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. I recommend her highly.

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