Dr. John Nicholson, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 73

Dr. Nicholson
Accepting new patients
4900 Broad Rd Syracuse, NY 13215

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(315) 492-5011

Dr. John Nicholson, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Syracuse, NY and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) medical school in 1973. He is affiliated with medical facilities Crouse Hospital and Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nicholson to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Dr. Nicholson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Colectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nicholson performs Colectomy more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Nicholson performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
Intestinal Obstruction
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nicholson treats Intestinal Obstruction more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Nicholson treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Intussusception
  • Paralytic Ileus
Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nicholson performs Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Nicholson performs this procedure more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Nicholson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Bone Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystotomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallstones
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Gastroenterostomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • 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)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO

Dr. Nicholson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nicholson

4.5

Based on 8 ratings

5 Stars
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(7)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (7)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (7)
  • Explained conditions well (7)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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MD was distracted. Office was running behind. Was scheduled for the WRONG procedure and sent the incorrect prep instructions. The office staff was unavailable by phone and cold and dismissive in person. Find a different practice for your needs. Basic, sloppy mistakes had me loose confidence after a single visit!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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For 20 years my problematic colon was misdiagnosed by many doctors. By my second visit to Dr. Nicholson he accessed and properly diagnosed my twisted colon then offered me a plan to correct the problem. Within a month of being diagnosed I was having surgery to remove 2/3 of my colon. The surgery went as planned and my life was changed for the better. I couldn't be more pleased with my results. I cannot thank Dr. Nicholson enough for his hospitality, commitment, effort and dedication.
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What could be improved
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Biography

Dr. John Nicholson, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Syracuse, NY and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1979
University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Fellowship Hospital
1978
Suny Upstate Med Center
Residency Hospital
1974
Suny Upstate Med Center
Internship Hospital
1973
Suny Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
Medical School

Awards

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What are Dr. John Nicholson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Nicholson frequently treats Colectomy, Intestinal Obstruction, and Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Nicholson treats.

Where is Dr. John Nicholson, MD's office located?

Dr. Nicholson's office is located at 4900 Broad Rd, Syracuse, NY 13215. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Practice

4900 Broad Rd Syracuse, NY 13215
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Nicholson is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Crouse Hospital

Syracuse, NY

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Saint Joseph's Hospital Health Center

Syracuse, NY

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received