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About Kyle S. Nelson, M.D.

Kyle S. Nelson, M.D., joined Metropolitan Neurosurgery in 2014. He is board eligible by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, specializing in brain tumors, epilepsy, minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal and cranial trauma, and vagal nerve stimulation. Dr. Nelson’s undergraduate studies were at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul and he received his M.D. from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 2008. His residency was at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. A native of Maple Grove, Dr. Nelson enjoys downhill skiing in the winter and, in the summer, simply being outside. Dr. Nelson is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He regularly participates in the Abbott Multidisciplinary Tumor Conference and the weekly United Multidisciplinary Epilepsy Conference. Dr. Nelson is accepting new patients. He is on the medical staff at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Maple Grove Hospital, Mercy Hospital, North Memorial Medical Center, Ridgeview Medical Center, and Unity Hospital.

Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation is a relatively new operation primarily used for treating Parkinson's disease and various motor disorders, the most common being essential tremor. This disorder, also known as benign tremor or familial tremor, is genetic and especially prevalent among populations of Northern European and Scandinavian heritage, which make up Minnesota's biggest demographics. Other motor [...]

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Vagal Nerve Surgery

Vagal nerve stimulation is a surgical procedure often used in patients with recurrent seizures, or epilepsy, to help control the frequency or intensity of their seizures. This typically is done in patients that continue to have seizures even after being on high doses of antiepileptic medications (AED). Candidates for this surgery also are not able [...]

By |2015-08-05T19:05:15-06:00July 31st, 2015|Specialties & Treatments|0 Comments


Epilepsy is a common condition often described as recurrent seizures. Seizures are abnormal and uncontrolled brain activity, that often leads to a clinical deficit. Most patients that have epilepsy can control their disease with antiepileptic medications (AED) or a combination of medicines. Some people will continue to have seizures despite trying many different AEDs and [...]

By |2018-07-13T02:03:50-06:00July 31st, 2015|Specialties & Treatments|0 Comments