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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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

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

  • 1984
    University Of Minnesota Hosp & Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital
    1984
  • 1983
    Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1983
  • 1979
    Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    1979
  • 1978
    Howard University College Of Medicine
    Medical School
    1978
  • 1974
    Amherst College
    Undergraduate School
    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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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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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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Cigna
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus Test POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty

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Valley Hospital

Ridgewood, NJ

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