Dr. Jared Niska, MD

Dr. Jared Niska, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  ·  

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Dr. Jared Niska, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Van Nuys, CA and has been practicing for 2 years. He specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

Southern California Orthopedic Institute

6815 Noble Ave

Van Nuys, CA 91405
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Niska performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
more than 81% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
more than 48% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
more than 46% of peers

Dr. Niska'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.

Dr. Niska's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Niska "Dr. Jared Niska is originally from Phoenix, Arizona, and attended college at Arizona State University, where he studied biomedical engineering. After his undergraduate studies, Dr. Niska earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his surgical internship and orthopedic surgery residency at University of California, Los Angeles. After residency, Dr. Niska received additional specialty training during a hand and upper extremity fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he learned advanced techniques for treating the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow from leaders in the field. When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Niska enjoys cooking, golf, hiking, tennis, and spending time with his wife and family."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Niska "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. "

4  Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Niska does not have any board certifications listed.

35  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger


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22  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • 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
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • UCLA
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • UCLA
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Washington University School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Niska has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Niska has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Northridge Hospital Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 50 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Niska's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Niska to family and friends
16 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Niska'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 (11)

Dr. Niska is arrogant, pompous, impatient, incompetent Avoid at all costs!
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What I liked about Dr Nissan was he was positive, friendly and easy to talk to.
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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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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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Confident and extremely competent. Perfect in every aspect.!
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