Dr. James C. Wittig, MD

Dr. James C. Wittig, MD

Orthopedic Oncology | Male | 48 years old

Dedicated to dramatically changing lives of children and adults afflicted with sarcomas and other orthopedic tumors through innovative limb sparing surgeries,groundbreaking techniques and a specialized multidisciplinary approach.Read more

James C. Wittig, MD
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Dedicated to dramatically changing lives of children and adults afflicted with sarcomas and other orthopedic tumors through innovative limb sparing surgeries,groundbreaking techniques and a specialized multidisciplinary approach.Read more

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wittig to family and friends
4.7
based on 75 total surveys (8 with reviews)
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Experience with Dr. Wittig
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Wittig's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (74)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (74)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
     (74)
  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (71)
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in Ridgewood, NJ |
500 character is not enough to say how wonderful DR. Wittig is. I wholeheartedly echo the glowing reviews of others. My son was away at college when a lesion was discovered after mildly complaining of knee pain. I flew down to take him to doctors, made many calls looking for the best doctor and was in panic mode. My son came home to NJ and we met with Dr.Wittig. Within 10 minutes I knew my son was in good hands. I trusted him with sons life, as a mother there is no stronger endorsement.
in Norwood, NJ |
I am truly fortunate and blessed to have met Dr. Wittig and that he was the surgeon who performed the very complex procedure to remove my sarcoma. Dr. Wittig is an extremely gifted surgeon and a very patient and caring man. He takes all the time necessary to help me and my family understand everything about my life changing diagnosis. Dr. Wittig’s and his staff’s knowledge and competence provide me the assurance I am under the best care possible. Special thanks to Helen, Erin, Connie and Jill.
in Linden, NJ |
Dr. Wittig and his staff are amazing! Immediately upon meeting Dr. Witting, I felt comfortable in his care. He was calming at a time when we felt the most crazed. He sat with us and discussed everything in detail from what each test was for, my diagnosis and the plan of action (both short & long term). His ENTIRE staff is truly remarkable. I felt like my entire health journey was a team effort and EVERYONE there played a major part in my good health & happiness, now!
I am a patient and also a physician. Dr. Wittig and his staff provide the absolute best medical care I have ever experienced. His reputation as the best in the field is absolutely accurate and earned.
in Randolph, NJ |
Meeting a doctor and getting told you have cancer never makes for a good day. I had that experience with Doctor Wittig and immediately, I knew I was in the best possible place anyone in my situation could find themselves. Doctor Wittig can only be described as a caring, professional, and impeccably experienced practitioner who instills confidence in his patients with his abilities to address patients concerns while coordinating the best medical plan for a positive outcome. The best of the best.
in Lincoln Park, NJ |
It was determined I had a large mass in my calf muscle.Five different doctors all told me to see Dr. Wittig. I was able to get an appointment very quickly, much quicker than I had expected. From the moment I met him I just knew that he was the right doctor for me. He has an extremely warm presence about him and not disconnected like I find most doctors in his field to be.I just knew that everything would be ok and that I was in the right hands. I would happily recommend him to anyone.
in New York, NY |
In regards to Dr. Wittig in his expertise as a doctor & surgeon was a very positive experience for me. Him and his staff were extremely professional, kind and courteous throughout my treatment. Being told I had cancer was a very traumatic experience however Dr. Wittig had assured me he would do everything possible to help me which is exactly what he did. Dr. Wittig is a very brilliant and amazing doctor, surgeon and man. I will be forever grateful to him for saving and giving me my life back
in Closter, NJ |
Very caring, professional and skilled. Hard to get an appointment, but worth the wait.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Benign Chondromatosis
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Sarcoma
  • Bone Tumor
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Metastases to the Musculoskeletal System
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondroblastoma
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enchondromata
  • ENT Cancer
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Eosinophilic Granuloma
  • Ewing's Sarcoma
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibromatosis
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Fibrous Dysplasia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Giant Cell Tumor
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hand Conditions
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heel Spur
  • Hemangioendothelioma
  • Hemangiopericytoma
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Lipomas
  • Liposarcoma
  • Lupus
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma
  • Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of Bone
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Metastatic Bone Cancer
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Myxoid Liposarcoma
  • Nerve Tumors
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondroma
  • Osteoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sarcoma
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Schwannoma
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Synovial Osteochondromatosis
  • Synovial Sarcoma
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • von Willebrand Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Adult Joint Reconstruction
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Amputation
  • Arm Surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cryosurgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Sarcoma Removals
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Reconstruction
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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

    What are board actions

Education

  • Medical School
    New York University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1994

  • Internship Hospital
    St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    NewYork-Presbyterian - Columbia University Medical Center

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Washington Hospital Center

    Completed in 2001

  • Undergraduate School
    Seton Hall University

    Graduated in 1990

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Teacher of the Year, NYU, 2007
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Wittig has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

    The International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR) delivers continuing medical education to orthopedic surgeons focused on the latest operative techniques, procedures, advanced devices, and improvements in patient care. Physicians affiliated with ICJR are committed to offering patients the best treatment options available today

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

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Oncology
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Why Does Experience Matter?

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Dr. Wittig's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Wittig

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Wittig's Care Philosophy

Dedicated to dramatically changing lives of children and adults afflicted with sarcomas and other orthopedic tumors through innovative limb sparing surgeries,groundbreaking techniques and a specialized multidisciplinary approach.