Dr. Joel Nizin, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 67
  
Dr. Nizin
Accepting new patients

VMG Center for Digestive Health

140 E Ridgewood Ave Paramus, NJ 07652

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(201) 614-6130

Dr. Joel Nizin, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Paramus, NJ. Dr. Nizin has more experience with Colorectal Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Valley Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nizin to book an appointment.


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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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(201) 614-6130

Dr. Nizin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
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Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
QualCare
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UnitedHealthCare
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New Jersey
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Practice Areas

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery treats conditions affecting the colon and rectum, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids, through procedures such as tumor removal, colectomy, colostomy and resection.

Typically treats 91% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Colon and Rectal Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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 their peers

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

Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nizin performs Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Nizin performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

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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

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Dr. Nizin's Reviews

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4.6

Based on 34 ratings

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Dr. Nizen is extremely knowledgeable and thorough in all aspects of my visit with him and with my colonoscopy procedure. Dr. Nizen was referred to me by my previous colon-rectal surgeon who was unable to remove a polyp in an extremely difficult area. Dr. Nizen performed all necessary procedures. I trust him and feel comfortable continuing with him as my doctor.
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Jay – Dec 18, 2019
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He is the best doctor in the world! He does not rush to operate. He is so caring and knows exactly what he’s doing! He saved my life.!!!
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He is the best doctor in the world! He does not ru – Oct 08, 2019
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Dr. Nizin was kind, patient and extremely thorough. He even came in early to fit me into the schedule as recommended by my Oncologist. His bedside manner both in the office and during surgery was excellent. I would highly recommend Dr. Nizin.
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Jul 18, 2019
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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. Nizin performed highly successful colon cancer surgery on my Mom 20+ years ago and she is still going strong at 89. He is the BEST I have found!
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Wyckoff, NJ – Sep 26, 2018
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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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Cindy B in Fair Lawn, NJ – Jun 29, 2018
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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 fallout from this for 6 months. Then, a rude comment from a member of his surgical center today when I called regarding *another* bill— “why do people expect free screenings?” Are you kidding me?!?!
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Janice Wolk in Hackensack NJ – Feb 27, 2018
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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 the effects of 4500 cGys received in that area.
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Julie Cochran in FL – Feb 22, 2018
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extremely professional. takes the time to explain the procedure in detail. highly recommended
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Ridgewood, NJ – Aug 01, 2017
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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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Terrence in Waldwick NJ – Mar 31, 2017
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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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Gary in New Milford,NJ – Feb 23, 2017
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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.
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Ridgewood, NJ – Oct 04, 2016
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Dr. Nizin was the goods. I hate colonoscopies, but he made it very manageable. A true professional!!
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Marc in Glen Rock, NJ – Aug 02, 2016
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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.
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Binod in Rutherford – Jul 27, 2016
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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.
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Victor in Rockaway, NJ – Jul 25, 2016
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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.
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Sherry in Valley Cottage, NY – Jun 18, 2016
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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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funebroker in Ramsey, NJ – Feb 06, 2016
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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
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1984
University Of Minnesota Hosp & Clinic
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
Residency Hospital
1979
St Lukes-Roosevelt
Internship Hospital
1974
Amherst College
Undergraduate School

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VMG Center for Digestive Health140 E Ridgewood Ave Paramus, NJ 07652
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Valley Hospital

Ridgewood, NJ

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)