Dr. James Nitzkorski, MD

Surgical Oncology •  Male
  
Dr. Nitzkorski
Accepting new patients

Health Quest Medical Practice

45 Reade Pl Fl 3 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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Dr. James Nitzkorski, MD is a Surgical Oncology Specialist in Poughkeepsie, NY and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine medical school in 2004. He is affiliated with Vassar Brothers Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nitzkorski to book an appointment.


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Dr. Nitzkorski accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
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Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
GHI EPO
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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MagnaCare
MagnaCare HMO
Medicaid
Medicaid HMO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
MVP Health Care PPO
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Dr. Nitzkorski's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Colorectal Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nitzkorski treats Colorectal Cancer more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Nitzkorski treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
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Cancer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nitzkorski treats Cancer more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Nitzkorski treats this condition more than 81% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Adolescent Cancer
  • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Adult Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Ampullary Carcinoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anaplastic Oligodendroglioma
  • Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Astrocytoma
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC)
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Benign Astrocytoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (Includes: Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cerebellar Astrocytoma
  • Cerebral Astrocytoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chordoma
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Distal Gastrointestinal Tract Cancers
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Cancer
  • Ear Cancer
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • ENT Cancer
  • Epidermoid Carcinoma
  • Epithelial-Myoepithelial Carcinoma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Eye Cancer
  • Facial Skin Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Pancreatic Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cancer
  • Familial Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gall Bladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer, Borrmann 4
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Genital System Cancer
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Gland Cancer
  • Glassy Cell Carcinoma
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • Heart Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hip Cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Infundibulocystic Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Joint Cancer
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Carcinoma
  • Limb Cancer
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma of the Breast
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Male Genitourinary Cancer
  • Malignant Astrocytoma
  • Malignant Breast Tumor
  • Malignant Glioma
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Melanoma-Astrocytoma Syndrome
  • Merkel Cell Cancer
  • Metastatic Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Metastatic Blood Cancer
  • Metastatic Bone Cancer
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Metastatic Liver Cancer
  • Metastatic Lymph Cancer
  • Metastatic Nervous System Cancer
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Metastatic Skin Cancer
  • Metastatic Soft Tissue Cancer
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer With Occult Primary
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Muscle Cancer
  • Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Nerve Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer
  • Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome
  • Nodular Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Noduloulcerative Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Nose Cancer
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer, Adult
  • Osteosarcoma of the Breast
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Palate Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Islet Cell Cancer
  • Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Paranasal Sinus Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parotid Gland Cancer
  • Pediatric Cancer
  • Pelvic Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
  • Pharyngeal Cancer
  • Pigmented Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Primary Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 10
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 11
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 14
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 3
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 4
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 5
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 6
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 7
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 8
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - 9
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 1
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary - X-Linked 2
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -12
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -13
  • Prostate Cancer - Hereditary -15
  • Radiation-Induced Angiosarcoma of the Breast
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Renal (Kidney) Cancer
  • Renal Cell Cancer
  • Respiratory System Cancer
  • Retinal Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma
  • Secretory Breast Carcinoma
  • Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Spinal Cord Cancer
  • Spleen Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Conjunctiva
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Head and Neck
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer, Familial
  • Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Supraglottic Laryngeal Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Thymus Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Trachea Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Cancer
  • Transitional Cell Carcinoma
  • Tubular Carcinoma
  • Urachal Cancer
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Visual Pathway and Hypothalamic Glioma
  • Vocal Cord Carcinoma
  • Vulvar Cancer
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Melanoma
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nitzkorski treats Melanoma more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Nitzkorski treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Nitzkorski's conditions and procedures:

  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Myeloma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)

Dr. Nitzkorski's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nitzkorski

4.9

Based on 27 ratings

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  • Trusted the provider's decisions (26)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
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I am a practicing attorney. While in the emergency room I was advised that I had a serious condition that required immediate surgery. Not only did Dr. Nitzkorski find room in his surgery schedule but he came to my room to assure me that everything was under control and that he did not think my condition was cancerous. He performed the surgery the next day and he of course was right. His bedside manner was wonderful. When I saw him in the office a few days later her spent time with me and explained everything. Thank you Doctor.
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Bruce A. Petito – Nov 25, 2019
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Dr. Nitzkorski is my personal hero!! He and his team saved my life, and I owe him a debt of gratitude.
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Wow!! If you ever need to meet a fantastic surgeon who really cares about you and beating whatever ails you, here he is. I can't imagine better care than Dr Nitzkorski and his team. He is totally professional, knowledgeable, skilled and equally compassionate and patient. He speaks plainly and honestly and his post surgery follow up was amazing. He was determined to get me back to my regular life. I'm looking forward to my follow up visits just to say Hi. Awesome guy, Amazing Doctor!
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Rhinebeck , NY – Jun 28, 2017
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Dr Nitzkorski is an amazing surgeon with the best bedside manner you could ever want in a doctor ! He is patient, understanding and always takes time to explain everything to you to make a very scary diagnosis easier to go through. I am blessed to be cancer free, thank you Dr. NITZKORSKI
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Denise k in Highland, NY – Jan 27, 2017
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Tremendous knowledge and bedside manner.
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Mike in stone ridge, ny, number – Jan 20, 2017
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I was surprised to receive a diagnosis of a pre cancerous polyp and when I was referred to a surgical oncologist I went into panic/denial mode. When I met with Dr. Nitzkorski he was informative, patient, understanding and never gave me the impression that he had someplace else to be. When I was in his care I had his full attention. He did perform the surgery and Dr. Nitzkorski or one of his associates oversaw my care twice a day. The office still checks my follow up with my GI to this day!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am a sub-specialty trained doctor who specializes in the care of cancer. I am a surgical oncologist dedicated to compassionate surgical care. I believe in establishing a relationship of trust with all of my patients, and keeping them informed at al...Read more

Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

2011
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Saint Lukes Roosevelt Hospital
Residency Hospital
2005
Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
Internship Hospital
2004
University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • John (Drew) Ridge M.D., Ph.D. Fellowship in Surgical Oncology, 2009-2011
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Travel Award, 2010
  • Intern of the Year, 2004
  • McBurney Award for outstanding performance as a surgical resident, 2008

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Health Quest Medical Practice

Health Quest Medical Practice45 Reade Pl Fl 3 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Poughkeepsie, NY

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)