Dr. James Wittig, MD

Dr. James Wittig, MD

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Orthopedic Oncology  |  
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49 y/o
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Dr. James Wittig, MD is an orthopedic oncology doctor who practices in Hackensack, NJ. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 24 years.

James C. Wittig, MD

20 Prospect Ave Ste 501

Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Cigna
  • Devon Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Soft Tissue Sarcoma
very high
more than 95% of peers
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
very high
more than 91% of peers
Bone Cancer
high
more than 89% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wittig "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."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Oncology
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Oncology Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • 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
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondroblastoma
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enchondromata
  • 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
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Giant Cell Tumor
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heel Spur
  • Hemangioendothelioma
  • Hemangiopericytoma
  • Hemophilia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Larynx Conditions
  • 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
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Myxoid Liposarcoma
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • 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
  • Osteochondroma
  • Osteoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Osteochondromatosis
  • Synovial Sarcoma
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Torticollis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • von Willebrand Disease

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Procedures

  • 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
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • 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 Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Reconstruction
  • Thoracentesis

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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.

Education

  • Seton Hall University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • NewYork-Presbyterian - Columbia University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Washington Hospital Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

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

Dr. Wittig has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member

Dr. Wittig's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wittig to family and friends
4.7
based on 93 total reviews (24 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (93)

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    (87)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Wittig's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (24)

in Sparkill, NY |
Dr. Wittig is a highly skilled and most humane and caring physician. My first consultation was a reassuring experience. Though he explained that the rare and problematic disease affecting my knee would require two consecutive surgeries to repair, he radiated confidence and compassion. He took...more
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My husband, Tom Artin, had given up hope after years of suffering from a large cell tumor. No other surgeons would operate given the delicacy and intricacy of the surgery required to remove a PVNS tumor embedded in his right knee and leg. Dr. Wittig immediately understood the diagnosis, scheduled...more
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in Putnam Valley, NY |
Dr James Wittig is "THE" Orthopedic Oncologist to have to preform the delicate and complicated surgery on my Husband. Dr Wittigs's experience and knowledge saved Mike's leg and being at HUMC gave us the ability to be referred to the best in oncology at the John Theurer Cancer center. Dr Wittig is...more
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Dr. Wittig is remarkable! I have a reoccurring intramuscular lipoma that had been removed twice by other surgeons. When It returned the third time, I found Dr. Wittig and discussed my situation. He explained exactly what he would do and scheduled me quickly. This time surgery was quicker and less...more
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Cresskill, NJ |
My fiancé had a fractured humerus. Wittig did not examine him for weeks. Sent his PAs. Wittig did NOT operate on fracture for THREE WEEKS. He went on vacation. Represented would operate on his return. Then bumped him 3x!!! We asked PA to have Wittig come to hospital room after he postponed surgery...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Wittig accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
  • Amerihealth
    Amerihealth HMO
    Amerihealth PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Cigna
  • Devon Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Wittig has admitting privileges

Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Ave
Morristown, NJ 07960
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Valley Hospital
223 N Van Dien Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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St. Joseph's Children's Hospital
703 Main St
Paterson, NJ 07503
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