Dr. Joel Nizin, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
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Dr. Joel Nizin, MD
Dr. Joel Nizin, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Glen Rock, NJ. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 39 years. Dr. Nizin is affiliated with Valley Hospital.

Ridgewood Office

85 Harristown Rd Ste 105

Glen Rock, NJ 07452

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Dr. Joel Nizin, MD

Dr. Joel Nizin, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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Care Philosophy

I spend time with each patient to explain their disease process and then explore the possible solutions
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Dr. Nizin's Experience

Dr. Nizin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis


  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal 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.


  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nizin to family and friends
based on 27 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Nizin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Ridgewood, NJ |
extremely professional. takes the time to explain the procedure in detail. highly recommended
in Waldwick NJ |
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.
in New Milford,NJ |
I could not rate a doctor any higher than my belief and trust in Dr. Nizin. Over 30years of outstanding treatment.
Ridgewood, NJ |
I was referred to Dr. Nizin due to the fact that the gastroenterologist who performed a colonoscopy on me was unable to complete the procedure. Apparently I have a "loopy" colon. A second colonoscopy was not a pleasant proposition. Upon the recommendation of the original physician, I consulted with Dr. Nizin . His prep, while not pleasant, was highly effective. Due to Dr. Nizin's advanced level of expertise,the procedure was successfully completed.I highly recommend Dr. Nizin.
in Glen Rock, NJ |
Dr. Nizin was the goods. I hate colonoscopies, but he made it very manageable. A true professional!!
in Rutherford |
He is Simply the Best. That's all I can Say. The Best. I never found any doctor as compassionate as Dr. Nizin. It was love at first sight. I was so convinced by him that I did not even take any second opinion as so many of my friends and family insisted I do. And I did not regret my decision. Thank You very much.
in Rockaway, NJ |
Dr. Nizin is the greatest doctor I ever seen. Hes extreme knowledge in the profession is impressive and priceless. His hands are doing miracles and saving life of many people.
in Valley Cottage, NY |
Attentive, accessible and highly educated and experienced in his field. Dr. Nizin comes highly recommended by nurses and doctors that work with him. They are also his patients. That's how we found out about him, through their recommendations.
in Ramsey, NJ |
He is by far the best. I even have had a colonoscopy without sedation. Best of the best. Not in my plan and I don't care, going to him anyway.
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Dr. Nizin accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    Oxford Liberty

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Hospitals where Dr. Nizin has admitting privileges

Valley Hospital
223 N Van Dien Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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