Dr. James Nitzkorski, MD

Dr. James Nitzkorski, MD

Complex General Surgical Oncology  |  
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Dr. James Nitzkorski, MD is a complex general surgical oncology doctor who practices in Poughkeepsie, NY. He has been practicing for 13 years.

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

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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."


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

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bone Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Liver Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Purpura
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Sarcoma
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Ulcer


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Rectal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Paracentesis
  • 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


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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
based on 25 total reviews (4 with comments)
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 (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 accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • 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

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Hospitals where Dr. Nitzkorski has admitting privileges

Vassar Brothers Medical Center
45 Reade Pl
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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