Dr. Jonathan Nickoloff, MD

Dr. Jonathan Nickoloff, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
45 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Jonathan Nickoloff, MD is a general surgery specialist in Spokane, WA and has been practicing for 18 years. He specializes in general surgery.Read his story

Columbia Surgical Specialists

217 W Cataldo Ave

Spokane, WA 99201
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative

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Top Care Areas

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

Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 99% of peers
Umbilical Hernia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Inguinal Hernia
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Nickoloff'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.

Dr. Nickoloff's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nickoloff "Jonathan M. Nickoloffis a native of Spokane. He is a graduate of Washington State University and earned his medical degree at Creighton University. He completed his internship and residency at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and spent an additional year of training at the University of Massachusetts in General Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Nickoloff's surgical practice encompasses all areas of general surgery including laparoscopic procedures. He has special interest in treating lung cancer and has been trained in minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Nickoloff has active privileges at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Holy Family Hospital, Valley Hospital and Medical Center, and Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Nickoloff is available to see patients at our North office. Dr. Nickoloff also provides Acute Trauma Care, Critical Care and Acute Surgical Care at Sacred Heart, the only Level II Trauma center in Eastern Washington."


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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

59  Conditions Treated


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54  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • 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)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
  • Wound Repair


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nickoloff has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nickoloff's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nickoloff to family and friends
14 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Nickoloff's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I am a surgeon and had Dr. Nickoloff remove my gallbladder. It was an excellent experience. His outstanding technical skill is only outshined by his remarkable bedside manner. I would recommend him to friends and family.
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My father drove 3 hours to specifically have his surgery done by Dr Nickoloff. We were so impressed by his ability to explain the procedure, risks and what to expect after. He is very knowledgeable and easy to talk with. I highly recommend Dr Nickoloff!
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After waking up from surgery I was in a great deal of pain and the nurses took care of it right away. Dr. Nickoloff was very reassuring before surgery which helped my anxiety about the procedure. He is very compassionate and not a robot to talk to like some of my other doctors. I'm glad the VA...more
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Dr Nicholoff is always late, he won't listen, he rushed through everything. 8 months after surgery I'm having a list of problems, If i sit for more than hour I'm in agonizing pain, having trouble urinating, defecating, my legs don't bend right.. I was not told about risks involved with surgery, in...more
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Very professional and I liked how he is down to earth. Not too stuffy and willing to have a conversation.
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