Dr. James Nitzkorski, MD

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Complex General Surgical Oncology | Male

Dr. James Nitzkorski, MD
Dr. James Nitzkorski, MD is a complex general surgical oncology doctor who practices in Poughkeepsie, NY. He has been practicing for 13 years. Dr. Nitzkorski is affiliated with Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

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Dr. Nitzkorski's 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 all times. Surgical oncology is a complex field which requires close coordination of care with medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, pathologists, nurses, and a full team of supportive caregivers. My practice requires routine interaction with the entire cancer team. Each patient is individual, and each cancer is individual. I strive to assure that treatment is up to date and personalized.

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Dr. Nitzkorski's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
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  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
Rhinebeck , NY |
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!
in Highland, NY |
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
in stone ridge, ny, number |
Tremendous knowledge and bedside manner.
in Red Hook, NY |
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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      Dr. Nitzkorski's 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 all times. Surgical oncology is a complex field which requires close coordination of care with medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, pathologists, nurses, and a full team of supportive caregivers. My practice requires routine interaction with the entire cancer team. Each patient is individual, and each cancer is individual. I strive to assure that treatment is up to date and personalized.

      Dr. Nitzkorski says...

      Dr. Nitzkorski is a fellowship trained surgical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancer, melanoma, and soft tissue tumors.  He performs minimally invasive operations and robotic surgery when feasible.  Dr. Nitzkorski was raised in the Hudson Valley and was happy to return to the area in 2011 after working in major cancer centers in both New York City and Philadelphia.  In addition to routine operations, Dr. Nitzkorski specializes in complex operations, re operative surgery, and second opinions.  Dr. Nitzkorski helped develop Vassar Brothers Medical Center into one of the few centers in the country to perform both Isolated Limb Infusion (ILI) for advanced extremity cancer, and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC).  We take time to help coordinate care with other members of the cancer treatment team, and if necessary we can build a surgical team of other specialists to help with operations.

      Dr. Nitzkorski's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      •  Specializes in Complex General Surgical Oncology
      •  Board certified in General Surgery
      •  No malpractice claims found
      •  No sanctions found
      •  No board actions found

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      • General Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Anal and Rectal Cancer
      • Basal Cell Carcinoma
      • Bile Duct Cancer
      • Cancer
      • Colon Cancer
      • Colorectal Cancer
      • Esophageal Cancer
      • Gallbladder Cancer
      • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
      • Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Liver Cancer
      • Melanoma
      • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
      • Neuroendocrine Tumors
      • Pancreatic Cancer
      • Rectal Cancer
      • Sarcoma
      • Secondary Malignancies
      • Skin Cancer
      • Small Intestine Cancer
      • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
      • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
      • Stomach Cancer
      • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer

      Education

      • Medical School
        University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 2004

      • Internship Hospital
        Saint Lukes Roosevelt Hospital

        Completed in 2005

      • Residency Hospital
        Saint Lukes Roosevelt Hospital

        Completed in 2009

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Fox Chase Cancer Center

        Completed in 2011

      Languages Spoken

      • English

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      Specialties

      • Complex General Surgical Oncology
      • Colon & Rectal Surgery
      • General Surgery
      • Oncology
      • Surgery

      Procedures Performed

      • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
      • Bile Duct Procedure
      • Colectomy
      • Colon and Rectal Surgery
      • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
      • Excision of Rectal Tumor
      • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
      • Laparoscopic Colectomy
      • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
      • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
      • Liver Surgery
      • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
      • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
      • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
      • Skin Cancer Removal
      • Whipple Procedure