Dr. James Nitzkorski, MD

Dr. James Nitzkorski, MD

Complex General Surgical Oncology  ·  
Dr. James Nitzkorski, MD is a complex general surgical oncology specialist in Poughkeepsie, NY and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 2004 and specializes in complex general surgical oncology, oncology, and more.

45 Reade Pl Fl 3

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Contact Information

(845) 483-6920

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • WellCare

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Top Care Areas

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Anal and Rectal Cancer
very high
more than 94% of peers
Colorectal Cancer
very high
more than 90% of peers
more than 88% of peers

Dr. Nitzkorski's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nitzkorski "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."

5  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

27  Conditions Treated

22  Procedures

  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • 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)
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Whipple Procedure

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Saint Lukes Roosevelt Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Saint Lukes Roosevelt Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • 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
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nitzkorski's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nitzkorski to family and friends
26 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Nitzkorski's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

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...more
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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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Tremendous knowledge and bedside manner.
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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...more
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