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Dr. James Nicholson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 47

Dr. Nicholson

Spine & Scoliosis Center

14 Technology Dr Ste 12 East Setauket, NY 11733

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(631) 444-4233


Dr. James Nicholson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in East Setauket, NY and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from McP Hahnemann University in 1999 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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Dr. Nicholson accepts the following insurance:

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Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthFirst
ABCD HMO
Humana
Locals (any local)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Neighborhood Health Plan
Tricare
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Dr. Nicholson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nicholson treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 100% of his peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Hip
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Osteoarthritis of Knee
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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
  • 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
  • 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

About Me

Biography

Dr. James Nicholson, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in East Setauket, NY and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from McP Hahnemann University in 1999 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1999
McP Hahnemann University
Medical School
1999

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Nicholson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nicholson

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1 Star
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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