Accepting new patients

Dr. James Nitzkorski, MD

Surgical Oncology ·  Male

Dr. Nitzkorski

Health Quest Medical Practice

45 Reade Pl Fl 3 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Accepting new patients

Make an Appointment

(845) 483-6920


Dr. James Nitzkorski, MD is a surgical oncology specialist in Poughkeepsie, NY and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in surgical oncology, oncology, and more.


At a glance

  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at top hospital . America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ See hospitals
  • Trustworthy . Patients said this doctor is trustworthy. See reviews

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Nitzkorski accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(845) 483-6920

Dr. Nitzkorski accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Cigna
EmblemHealth
GHI EPO
GHI HMO
GHI PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
MagnaCare
MagnaCare HMO
Medicaid
Medicaid HMO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
MVP Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
MVP Health Care PPO
MVP Preferred EPO
WellCare

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
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Nitzkorski's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Nitzkorski's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Colorectal Cancer
high
high

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
Cancer
high
high

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
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • 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
Esophageal Cancer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nitzkorski treats Esophageal Cancer 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
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Cancer
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • 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)
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Sarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Whipple Procedure

Dr. Nitzkorski's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nitzkorski

4.8

Based on 26 reviews

5 Stars
96.15384615384616%
(25)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
3.8461538461538463%
(1)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Nitzkorski?
(Select your rating)
Average Reported Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Nitzkorski's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. James Nitzkorski, MD
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
Dr. Nitzkorski is my personal hero!! He and his team saved my life, and I owe him a debt of gratitude.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Nitzkorski, MD?
Reply
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!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Nitzkorski, MD?
Reply
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
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option4
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Nitzkorski, MD?
Reply
Tremendous knowledge and bedside manner.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Nitzkorski, MD?
Reply
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!
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option8
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Nitzkorski, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Nitzkorski?

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...

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 Lukes Roosevelt Hospital
Internship Hospital
2004
University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
Medical School
2011
2009
2005
2004

Awards

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

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Nitzkorski treats patients.

Learn more

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)