Dr. Jared Niska, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery •  Male
  
Dr. Niska
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Southern California Orthopedic Institute

19950 Rinaldi St Northridge, CA 91326

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Dr. Jared Niska, MD is a Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Specialist in Northridge, CA. Dr. Niska has more experience with Hand/Wrist than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Northridge Hospital Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Niska to book an appointment.


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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Niska

4.5

Based on 28 ratings

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Dr. Niska was great. He was friendly, knowledgeable, took the time to answer all my questions,and explained everything thoroughly. He was recommended by another doctor (who I trust) and it was a great recommendation. Very happy I went to see him.
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R. Yannich – Jun 30, 2020
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I had wrist surgery by Dr Jared Niska. It was the worst experience of my life! My wrist is ten times worse than prior to the surgery. I tried to see him post-surgery and he would not see me but made me see his physician's assistant. I pleaded with his assistant to let me see him and I was not allowed. I would caution anyone who is thinking of using Dr. Niska to find a different doctor or at least get a second opinion. My left wrist is worthless now.
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Tom S – May 19, 2020
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All follow up with PA. MD office is not very responsive. Fail to respond to obtain test results as well as medications. Do not listen to individuals issues.
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Dec 22, 2019
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Dr Niska was great through the entire process of my Carpal Tunnel surgery.
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Valencia , CA – Jun 02, 2019
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Dr Niska is easy to tell he's a smart guy. You can tell he knows what he's doing and I trust his judgement. He doesn't talk a whole lot, you sort of have to ask the questions in my opinion, but to his credit he gives you more time than most. So, as long as you keep asking, he keeps answering and doesn't make you feel rushed. I'd say have your questions ready! Highly recommended. I had a hand injury.
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May 10, 2019
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Dr. Niska is amazing. He’s passionate, patient, kind, always has a smile and makes it very calming to be treated. I always dread going to the dr but he makes the experience bearable.
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Sara J in Valencia , CA – Apr 20, 2019
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Dr. Niska was very thorough and I felt very confident with him as my doctor. I would recommend him to family and friends. I also was very pleased by his office staff and how thorough and pleasant they were at each of my office visits.
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Helena Spallone in Valencia , CA – Mar 08, 2019
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He is the best. This was my second hand surgery after the first was not successful. He is not only extremely skilled, but very kind, friendly and informative. He never makes you feel rushed. I am so thankful.
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Cj in Castaic, CA – Feb 22, 2019
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Dr. Niska and the entire staff at SCOI are fantastic. From the initial consult visit explaining his diagnosis and options ( which made me feel at ease during a difficult time ) through successful surgeries. Dr Niska’s excellent bed side manor is a breath of fresh air. His knowledge as a physician and skills as a surgeon have changed my life......
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Anthony Rowdon in Santa Clarita, CA – Jun 19, 2018
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Dr. Niska is arrogant, pompous, impatient, incompetent Avoid at all costs!
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Mar 09, 2018
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What I liked about Dr Nissan was he was positive, friendly and easy to talk to.
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Joseph zack in Porter Ranch, Ca – Jan 18, 2018
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Dr Niska was very good at explaining my procedure to me and made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. He made me feel like I could ask anything and never rushed through my appointments with him. His staff was always very friendly and responsive as well!
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Santa Clarita, CA – Dec 21, 2017
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Dr. Niska is kind, caring and professional. My carpal tunnel surgeries were a resounding success and I am 100% in recommending the doctor and his lovely staff.
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Julia Hubner in Woodland Hills – Dec 14, 2017
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Confident and extremely competent. Perfect in every aspect.!
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Donald Goossens in Santa Clarita, CA – Nov 01, 2017
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Massage therapist for 10 years, broke my hands in May. Lost my career and livelihood, and I have 3 children and receive no child support. Niska is arrogant and talks over the patient. I still can't move my finger and it's been 5 months and my hands are my career. I've lost my disability, and he treated me like a criminal. Never even ordered an MRI, and has a horrendous attitude. Moving back in with my mother, I've literally lost everything cause of a broken finger and he treated me like a scam
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Annabelle in Santa Clarita, Ca – Oct 03, 2017
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Very caring doctor! Listen to your Concerns He doesn't rush with your appt.
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Karen Burruel in Palmdale, CA – Sep 26, 2017
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Dr Niska is an excellent physician, He throughly explained my options and answered all my questions and concerns. His manner was reassuring and comforting.
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Sylvia Theule in Santa Clarita,, CA – Sep 19, 2017
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I've already referred him to 2 other people. Very Very likely. A great experience overall!!
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Joan Miccolis in Chatsworth, CA – Aug 10, 2017
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Had a great experience with Dr Niska and staff at SCOI. I was very comfortable with his discussion of my diagnosis and felt it was specific to my needs .
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Donna Schienle in Valencia, CA – Apr 14, 2017
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Dr. Niska M.D. is a very nice and I felt with him just complete confidence he listens to what is bothering you. Most Dr.s listen to you less than30 seconds. But most of all his team when I had a small surgery were so nice and I have to say that I am impressed. I definitely walk away with happiness. Definitely a great experience and I give him a5 star rating!
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Elizabeth Morris in North Hollywood, CA – Mar 26, 2017
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About Me

Dr. Niska uses conservative and non-invasive measures such as casting, therapy or injections if possible in the treatment of hand and upper extremity injuries. When non-invasive measures are not possible, Dr. Niska is skilled and highly trained in the surgical treatment of hand and upper extremity problems. 

Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2016
Washington University School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital

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Dr. Niska accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Bronze 60 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Bronze 60 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
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Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Gold 80 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Gold 80 D (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage-CA HMO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Pathway X - Network-CA HMO
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Platinum 90 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
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Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 AI-AN (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 70 Off Exchange (Pathway - HMO/ Individual)-CA HMO
Silver 73 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 87 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver 94 (Pathway X - HMO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA HMO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
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USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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HealthLink
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Background Check

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Practice Areas

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Typically treats 93% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hand Conditions
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Niska treats Hand Conditions more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Niska treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Niska treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Niska treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Niska treats Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Niska treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

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Dr. Niska's conditions and procedures:

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Reconstructive Hand Surgery for Quadriplegic Persons
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

Locations

Southern California Orthopedic Institute

Porter Ranch19950 Rinaldi St Northridge, CA 91326
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Southern California Orthopedic Institute24051 Newhall Ranch Rd Valencia, CA 91355
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    • Mon: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Southern California Orthopedic Institute6815 Noble Ave Van Nuys, CA 91405
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