Dr. Joel Nizin, MD

Dr. Joel Nizin, MD

Colorectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
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Dr. Joel Nizin, MD is a colorectal surgery in Ridgewood, NJ and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Howard University College Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in colorectal surgery.

1124 E Ridgewood Ave Ste 202

Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nizin's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nizin performs Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Nizin performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, or Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Rigid Sigmoidoscopy
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Virtual Colonoscopy
Colon and Rectal Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nizin performs Colon and Rectal Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Nizin performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nizin treats Abscess more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Nizin treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Abscess
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal/Rectal Abscess
  • Anorectal Abscess and Fistula
  • Brain Abscess
  • Breast Abscess
  • Cerebellar Abscess
  • Colovaginal Fistula
  • Dental Abscess
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Laryngeal Abscess
  • Liver Abscess
  • Lung Abscess
  • Pancreatic Abscess
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Perianal Abscess
  • Pericolic Abscess
  • Perirectal Abscess
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Prostatic Abscess
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Renal Abscess
  • Retroperitoneal Abscess
  • Retropharyngeal Abscess

Dr. Nizin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

Care Philosophy

I spend time with each patient to explain their disease process and then explore the possible solutions

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1984
University Of Minnesota Hosp & Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
Residency Hospital
1979
Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
Internship Hospital
1978
Howard University College Of Medicine
Medical School
1974
Amherst College
Undergraduate School
1984
1983
1979
1978
1974

Awards

Dr. Nizin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nizin

4.6

Based on 31 reviews

5 Stars
87.09677419354838%
(27)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
3.225806451612903%
(1)
2 Stars
3.225806451612903%
(1)
1 Star
6.451612903225806%
(2)

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Dr. Joel Nizin has been my Colon/Rectal doctor for the past 15 or so years. I have consistently found him to be professional, highly skilled, knowledgeable approachable, and friendly. I feel completely comfortable in his care and highly recommend him for colonoscopies or surgery if required. Dr....Read More
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Outstanding doctor and surgeon, very caring. Dr Nizin takes the time to explain what he is doing and has the confidence brought on by years of success. The surgical center in Ridgewood has a very friendly and professional staff. I highly recommend him.
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He is a great doctor but I have had major problems dealing with his staff. Billing issues and incorrect diagnosis codes provided, which resulted facility and anesthesia bills for a 100% insurance -covered colon cancer screening. This is why I won’t recommend him as I’ve been dealing with the...Read More
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Dr Nizin seems like a good doctor however, I cannot seem to get a call back or resolution after 4 tries and 3 months. Meanwhile, I'm stuck with a $3,000 colonoscopy bill that even my insurance company says should be covered and coded as 'high risk' based on my cancer in the rectovaginal septum and...Read More
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extremely professional. takes the time to explain the procedure in detail. highly recommended
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