Dr. Leon Nitkin, MD

Dr. Leon Nitkin, MD

Gynecology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
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Dr. Leon Nitkin, MD is a gynecology specialist in Brooklyn, NY and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Perm State Medical Academy in 1977 and specializes in gynecology.Read his story

1120 Brighton Beach Ave

Brooklyn, NY 11235

Contact Information

(718) 646-8808

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthFirst
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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

Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dilation and Curettage
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Nitkin'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. Nitkin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nitkin "Leon Nitkin is a top-ranked ob/gyn providing compassionate, state-of-the-art care for women from throughout Brooklyn, NY. With offices in both Brighton Beach and Downtown Brooklyn, Dr. Nitkin makes it easy and convenient for women to get the care they need to enjoy the best health possible at every age, from adolescence through menopause. Board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Nitkin has extensive experience treating a wide array of obstetric and gynecological issues, including uterine fibroids, heavy menstrual bleeding, sexually-transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies, offering safe, confidential pregnancy termination options including both surgical options and the RU486 "abortion pill." In addition, he provides gynecological care for adolescents as well as minimally-invasive in-office diagnostic evaluations and second opinion consultations to help women make the most informed decisions possible about their care. Dr. Nitkin is committed to providing each patient with the broadest array of care options so every patient can feel confident in her care and her health. The practice's Safe Option program was created to enable women to take the steps they need to terminate unplanned pregnancies without worrying about judgment or recriminations. As a leading care provider in New York City, Dr. Nitkin's goal is to provide the highest-quality care with a compassionate approach aimed at helping every woman feel relaxed and empowered. Dr. Nitkin completed his medical degree at Perm State Medical Academy, followed by two residencies in obstetrics and gynecology, including one at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and a second at the State University of New York (SUNY), Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Nitkin welcomes new patients as well as walk-in patients. He speaks English, Russian and Polish, and the practice accepts most major types of insurance plans."
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1  Specialties

  • Gynecology

1  Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

31  Conditions Treated

20  Procedures

  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Thyroid Screening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

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.

Education

  • Perm State Medical Academy
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Coney Island Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Kings County Hospital Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Wyckoff Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nitkin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nitkin's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nitkin to family and friends
19 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Nitkin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

he has been my dr. for 9 years, and i love him so much, great doc
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I found front staff excellent, warm, friendly, cheerful, personable after 12:00 noon. I wrote a review earlier and want to correct it. I walked in without an appointment about 11:00 for routine pap screen & sonogram. The reception was not so great. I learned later the doctor didn't start till...more
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Receptionist was unprofessional and rude. She did not greet me and was on the phone the entire time when I walked in for my appointment. 15-20 minutes later the person put her on hold and that's when she decided to ask me for my insurance and to fill out paperwork. Even after everything was done I...more
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