R. Scott Nelson, DO - Colon and Rectal Surgeon in Grants Pass, Oregon - Asante

R. Scott Nelson, DO

R. Scott Nelson
  • Asante Physician Partners

Specializing in Colon & Rectal Surgery

  • Accepting new patients.

Call to Schedule 541-507-2110

It is my goal that when patients leave care with me, they will feel that they have been treated with respect in a kind and caring manner and that what was wrong was able to be fixed.


Asante General and Colorectal Surgery
537 Union Ave. Suite 205
Grants Pass, Oregon 97527
Main: 541-507-2110

About this Provider

Practicing colon and rectal surgery requires a serious nature, a quality Dr. Scott Nelson is unafraid to claim. Yet patients often find Dr. Nelson’s caring and quiet sense of humor an added comfort when facing challenging conditions. Dr. Nelson believes that success for his patients depends on both clinical  excellence and a quality relationship with his patients.

Dr. Nelson is Southern Oregon’s only colon and rectal surgeon, and his expertise covers every type of illness in these systems. These include rectal prolapse, fistulas, colon and rectal cancers, fissures and other procedures. Regardless of the presenting illness, Dr. Nelson sees each patient is an individual. “Everyone has a story. I like to get to know people and learn who they are.”

With a family of seven children, Dr. Nelson has learned a bit about adapting to different individual needs and styles. And, having acquired his training from an honored team of surgeons before him, Dr. Nelson focuses on clarity, carefully considered action and compassion when meeting with patients.

Dr. Nelson works to maintain the highest level of surgical skill, a discipline he credits to his lifelong pastime of running 15 miles a week. Dr. Nelson is also active in his community, whether it’s participating in church-sponsored service with his wife and children, or working with the Josephine County Food Bank.

As one of the first doctors to become part of Asante Physician Partners, Dr. Nelson and his colleagues practice cooperative, team-based patient care.

Education and Training


Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Science-Exercise Physiology
University of Health Sciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine


Marshfield Clinic/St. Joseph Hospital, General Surgery Residency
Creighton University, Colon and Rectal Surgery


Creighton University, Colon and Rectal Surgery


Board Certification - General Surgery 
American College of Surgery
September 2007-July 2018

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member-American College of Surgeons
  • Resident Member- American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Member-Nebraska Medical Society
  • Member-Collegium Aesculapium 


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