Dr. James Nitzkorski, MD

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Surgical Oncology

Dr. James Nitzkorski, MD is a Surgical Oncology Specialist in Poughkeepsie, NY and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Nitzkorski has extensive experience in Gastrointestinal Neoplasms. 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. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. James Nitzkorski, MD

Vassar Brothers Medical Center

45 Reade Pl Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 ()
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Dr. Nitzkorski is affiliated with Vassar Brothers Medical Center Poughkeepsie, a highly rated hospital.

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Gastrointestinal Neoplasms

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, including stomach cancer, liver cancer, and colon cancer, through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and targeted cancer therapy.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Nitzkorski is experienced in the area of Gastrointestinal Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Colorectal Cancer
Peritoneal Cancer
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
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Dr. Nitzkorski's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bowenoid Papulosis
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer Screening
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Colectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cystotomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Ileus
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphangioma
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Myeloma
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Screenings
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Nitzkorski's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nitzkorski

4.9

Based on 29 ratings

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Dr Nitzkorski he is so kind personable and equally compassionate. I highly recommend Dr Nitzkorski... He saved my life.
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Theresa Corrigan – Feb 23, 2022
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Thorough and Personable, puts what’s important for the patient above all things. Sensitive and explained my rare cancer and was with me every step of the way and even after almost five years cancer free he is still with me and follows up on all my scans. The surgery he did on my thigh to remove a sarcoma cancer left me with full use of my leg and he personally sewed it up, instead of using staples and you can hardly see the scar! Highly recommended, you want him in your corner and in your surgery room!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jill Patterson – Mar 31, 2021
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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.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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5 people found this helpful
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Jan 23, 2018
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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8 people found this helpful
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Denise k in Highland, NY – Jan 27, 2017
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Tremendous knowledge and bedside manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Joanne S in Red Hook, NY – Sep 08, 2016
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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...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
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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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Dr. Nitzkorski frequently treats Gastrointestinal Neoplasms. See all practice areas where Dr. Nitzkorski specializes.

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Dr. Nitzkorski's office is located at 45 Reade Pl, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Vassar Brothers Medical Center45 Reade Pl Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Poughkeepsie, NY

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)