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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
  • 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 23 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

189 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 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

49 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

She was great

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

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 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.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

She is the best doctor I have ever had. She is one of a kind! Her compassion and warmth is second to none. More doctors at the clinic need to be like her.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

Dr Nelson is a very thorough and caring pro

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Dr. Nelson is fantastic. Very clearly explains things, thoughtful, listens, calm and assured demeanor.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

The Dr. Has exceptional communication skills. Had no problems explaining all of her findings in a easily understood way.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

I explained to my Provider that the difference between the Drs. In my state vs. Cleveland is unmatched.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Dr. Nelson has been great over this past year. She has been treating my trach since my operation in January. She has been so supportive, explains everything and was excited for me when she took my trach out on my last visit. I think the world of her.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

I love the way the doctors work together to get you well. They really take an interest in their patients.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

She was very good and explain what we can do for treatment

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2023

Dr. Nelson cares deeply about her patients. One feel her compassion and her knowledge about one's condition.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023

Dr Nelson took the time to ask questions and process my answers in a thoughtful, professional way. She was efficient and thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Dr. Nelson is a terrific communicator, both in how she listens and how she explains.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Doctor Nelson is great

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023


Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

Appointment was on time.. Had plenty of time to rell my story to Dr Nelson

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

I always have a lot of questions and Dr Nelson is always good about answering them and never rushes me. I, and we (my daughter, just love Dr Nelson.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Dr. Nelson listens to all questions & answers them. I know she treats everybody like her mother or father.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Love dr nelson

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