Dr. James Nicholson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 48
  
Dr. Nicholson
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Spine & Scoliosis Center

14 Technology Dr East Setauket, NY 11733

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Dr. James Nicholson, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in East Setauket, NY. Dr. Nicholson has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Saint Charles Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nicholson to book an appointment.


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      Best doctor ! Caring, explained everything very well. I had total knee replacement.
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      Nov 22, 2019
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      THE BEST. Did right knee replacement June 2014. I'll be needing one on my left very soon. He gave me injection in my left knee March 2017, it lasted until October 2018 when I had another. I wouldn't think about going to anyone else.
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      May 28, 2019
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      Should have posted this review a long time ago. Shy of 2 years out since hip replacement. No problems. Would advise anyone in need of hip replacement to see Dr. Nicholson and get it done. Start to finish he's the man. Take it from a truck mechanic he's the best!
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      John Messina in Sayville, NY – Oct 22, 2018
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      Very good Exellent md Did my Knee Replacement surgery 5weeks ago.He took care of me with a tremendous amount of allergies .He makes himself available to me & my family.Although still recuperating &recevingphysical Therapy he remains the perfect MD who will bring me to optimum level of wellness God bless this surgeon.
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      Casserene Cassells in NY – Aug 18, 2018
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      Dr. Nicholson performed my total knee replacement in March of 2018. I am thoroughly pleased with the outcome. After having a consult with a surgeon at HSS (X-rays took longer than the actual consul), I met with Dr. Nicholson at Stony Brook Orthopedics. He spent a full half hour with me, explaining the pros and cons of having the surgery at such a ‘young’ age (51], answered all my questions, and checked his own surgical schedule for an opening that had become available. Highly recommend!
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      Syndee in Medford, NY – Jul 30, 2018
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      Dr.Nicholson replaced my knees nine years ago. He did an excellent job. I have had no pain. I can ride a bike, jump, dance and do anything, swim, stand, walk, and I no longer use the cane that I needed for over Fifteen years. I have recommended four people to him,whom have all had excellent reasults. My husband had also seen him. He has an excellent office attitude. He is confident but he is far from rude or arrogant. I can not say enough about this wonderful man and excellent doctor.
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      Christine Ward in Centereach – May 22, 2018
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      I never had any surgery before meeting Dr. Nicholson. I had prior clinical experience and wanted to be sure I was making the best choice. He was highly recommended to me by several surgeons. I had a bilateral knee replacement on Dec.11. He was there with me and my family all the way, gracious and comforting. 4 weeks later I'm on my feet, performing as close to normal as it goes. I'm shocked by how fast my recovery was. In my book, he gets a 10.
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      Franklin in Bellport – Jan 18, 2018
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      Had total knee replacement 8/14/2017 doctor could not be more attentive and informative very encouraging and engaging Greatly improved my quality of life. Office staff is consistently friendly and efficient. Your in good hands with this doctor!
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      C Sannito in Bay shore ny – Nov 07, 2017
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      Obviously has no respect for his patients and their time. Waited for hours just to be told while still in the waiting room that he is recommending another doctor. Meanwhile I am still in severe pain and have not been treated yet. Very upset and disappointed. Don't waiste your time unless you have a lot to spare.
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      Brooklyn, NY – May 31, 2017
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      Had my right hip replaced 7 weeks following my left hip in aug of '16 ( second surgery in sept of '16) it went easier than the first and I was again up on my feet in a day and home from hospital second day after surgery- walking unaided at less than two weeks. I cant stress enough how amazing both surgeries went with no pain and very little recovery. Id recommend having hips done asap if needed & by Dr Nicholson.I'm back playing sports and I cant remember the pain I lived with.
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      stacy sideris in Commack, NY – May 11, 2017
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      He listened to me, gave his expert information clearly and freely, then performed hip replacement flawlessly. Had a low fever a couple of days post-op when I got home and he came to the house to check up. Was back to work in less than 2-weeks and full recovery is going great!
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      Steve Fazio in Setauket, NY – Apr 09, 2016
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      He has got to be the most cocky, passive aggressive, condescending Doctor I have ever met. It's quite obvious that he believes he's the best on Long Island or quite possibly in all of New York State. He seems to forget, that WE as patients are the REASON he has a practice. I have never written a review on a physician, quite frankly because I've never had an experience like this.
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      Anonymous in New York – Feb 04, 2016
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      Rude, full of himself, insulting, lack of ethics. Very disappointed. Never visited patient after surgery. It takes more than cutting to make a good surgeon!
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      Biography

      Dr. James Nicholson, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in East Setauket, NY. Dr. Nicholson has more experience with Hip/Pelvic Bones and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Saint Charles Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nicholson to book an appointment.

      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Board Certifications

      Awards

      Memberships & Affiliations

      • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

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      Dr. Nicholson accepts the following insurance:

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      Choice Plus POS II
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      Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
      Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
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      Cigna PPO
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      PHCS Network PPO

      Background Check

      No malpractice claims found for New York
      No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
      No board actions found for the years we collect data
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      Practice Areas

      Hip/Pelvic Bones

      Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

      Typically treats 78% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Osteoarthritis of Hip
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Nicholson treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 100% of their peers

      Dr. Nicholson treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

      Hip Replacement
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      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Nicholson performs Hip Replacement more than 99% of their peers

      Dr. Nicholson performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

      Hip Resurfacing
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      high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Nicholson performs Hip Resurfacing more than 87% of their peers

      Dr. Nicholson performs this procedure more than 87% of their peers

      Knee/Lower Limbs

      Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

      Typically treats 64% more than similar doctors

      Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

      TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
      Knee Disorders
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Nicholson treats Knee Disorders more than 100% of their peers

      Dr. Nicholson treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

      Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      very high
      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Nicholson treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 100% of their peers

      Dr. Nicholson treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

      Osteoarthritis of Knee
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      very high

      Treatment Frequency

      Dr. Nicholson treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 100% of their peers

      Dr. Nicholson treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

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      Dr. Nicholson's conditions and procedures:

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • ACL Surgery
      • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
      • Ankle Fracture
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Ankle Sprains and Strains
      • Ankylosing Spondylitis
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Arm Surgery
      • Arthritis of the Elbow
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Baker’s Cyst
      • Bone Cancer
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Broken Neck
      • Bursitis
      • Cancer
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chondrocalcinosis
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Coccygeal Pain
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Dupuytren's Contracture
      • Elbow Bursitis
      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Excision of Femur or Knee
      • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
      • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
      • Femur Fracture
      • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Foot Conditions
      • Foot Fracture
      • Foot Sprain
      • Fracture
      • Fracture Care
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Gout
      • Hand Conditions
      • Herniated Disc
      • Herniated Disc Surgery
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Hip Pointer Injuries
      • Hip Replacement
      • Hip Replacement Revision
      • Hip Resurfacing
      • Hip Sprain
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Drainage
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Replacement
      • Knee Replacement Revision
      • Knee Sprain
      • Knee Surgery
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Limb Pain
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Spine Fracture
      • Lupus
      • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
      • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
      • Myelopathy
      • Neck Muscle Strain
      • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
      • Neuroplasty
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osgood Schlatter Disease
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hands
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteopenia
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Pelvic Fracture
      • Peripheral Nerve Block
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rib Fracture
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Runner's Knee
      • Sacrum Disorders
      • Scapular Fracture
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Sjögren's Syndrome
      • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
      • Spina Bifida
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Spondylosis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Sternum Fracture
      • Steroid Injection
      • Still's Disease
      • Synovial Biopsy
      • Systemic Chondromalacia
      • Systemic Sclerosis
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
      • Trigger Finger
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

      Locations

      Spine & Scoliosis Center

      Spine & Scoliosis Center14 Technology Dr East Setauket, NY 11733
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      Saint Charles Hospital

      Port Jefferson, NY

      72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average