Dr. Itzhak Nir, MD

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Surgery | Male

University Of New Mexico Cancer Center 1201 Camino De Salud NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102 Get Directions
(505) 925-0456

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Dr. Nir specializes in Surgery and practices in Albuquerque, NM. He practices at 1 location.

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based on 12 total surveys (2 with reviews)
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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in Rio Rancho, NM |
If you need a complex pancreatic surgery ONLY have Dr Nir and his amazing team do it. He is not only a great surgeon, as I could see from the trail of Drs who followed him post surgery, but he's got a wonderful, friendly, intelligent bedside manner and an outstanding PA, too. No complications, everything explained so I knew what to expect, perfect results. Go with confidence to Dr Nir for the hairiest, scariest surgery and come away with your belly button and belief in miracles intact.
in Albuquerque, NM |
He removed a tumor on my pancreas (an insulinoma) in August of 2015. He is very professional. He gave a very good description of the planned operation. He answered my questions directly and described the risks. He seemed to be very concerned with making sure I was taken care of after the surgery while in the hospital and after.
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Specialties

  • Surgery
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • Transplant Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoid Tumor
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colon Mass
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Lung Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatitis
  • Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases

Procedures Performed

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bile Duct Surgery
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Foregut Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Liver Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Percutaneous Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Transplant Surgery

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Ben Gurion University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    Hadassah University Hospital Mt Scopus

    Completed in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    Mount Sinai Hospital

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Memorial Sloan Kettering, Ny

    Completed in 2010

    Mount Sinai Hospital

    Completed in 2003

  • Undergraduate School
    Ben Gurion University Of The Negev / Faculty Of Health Science

    Graduated in 1989

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors

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  • Media & Publications
    • New Treatment Brings New Hope to Some Cancer Patients, 2012
    • Diversification and trends in biliary tree cancer among the three major ethnic groups in the state of New Mexico, 2012
    • Up and Down or Side to Side? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Examinimg the Impact of Incision on Outcomes Following Abdominal Surgery, 2012
    • Formula To Reduce Cancer?, 2012
    • Renal clear cell carcinoma emerging in transplant kidney, 2009
    • Long term survival of uveal melanoma patients after surgery for liver metastases, 2009
    • A novel surgical approach for pre-sacral tumor involving pubis bone dislocation, 2006
    • Pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas in a 17-year-old girl, 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Surgery
  • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  • Malpractice claims in New Mexico not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Nir's Office & Staff

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16 – 30 minutes

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How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients