Dr. Joel Nizin, MD

Dr. Joel Nizin, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
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Dr. Joel Nizin, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Glen Rock, NJ and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Howard University College Of Medicine in 1978 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery.

85 Harristown Rd Ste 105

Glen Rock, NJ 07452

Contact Information

(201) 689-9100

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Anal Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Anal Fissure
very high
more than 98% of peers
Colorectal Cancer
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Nizin'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.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nizin "I spend time with each patient to explain their disease process and then explore the possible solutions"

1  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

28  Conditions Treated

24  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • 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
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Sphincterotomy

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nizin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nizin's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nizin to family and friends
29 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

  • 5
    (25)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Nizin'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

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

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...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...more
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extremely professional. takes the time to explain the procedure in detail. highly recommended
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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. I highly recommend him.
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I could not rate a doctor any higher than my belief and trust in Dr. Nizin. Over 30years of outstanding treatment.
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