Dr. Nicholas Violante, DO

Dr. Nicholas Violante, DO

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
37 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Nicholas Violante, DO is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Amherst, NY. He is 37 years old and has been practicing for 11 years. Dr. Violante is affiliated with Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Erie County Medical Center.

Excelsior Orthopaedics

3925 Sheridan Dr

Amherst, NY 14226
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Independent Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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

Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hip Replacement
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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.


    Medical School | Graduated 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Violante has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Kenmore Mercy Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Violante is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Violante's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Violante to family and friends
based on 40 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Violante's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Buffalo, NY |
Great beside manner, always concerned about you at a personal level
in Buffalo, NY |
Dr. Violante is excellent. Very personable, I'm am so thrilled to see my husband walking so much better the same day as total knee. Our whole experience with all staff and processes at Excelsior and a Bflo Sx Center has been excellent! Very thorough and organized, and caring. Thank you Doc!
in Buffalo, NY |
Dr Violante and his staff are excellent. Had a full hip replacement in April 2017 and all I can say is thank you Dr. In at 7am, out and on the way to the recovery suite by 10:30AM. Stay one night in the hotel/srs then home. Dr Violante is very professional and personable, always at ease when speaking with him and answers all the questions I had in laymans english. If you are looking for a Doctor, I highly recommend Dr Violante and the entire Excelsior Orthopaedics organization.
in Lockport, NY |
I had my right hip replaced in January 2015 at age 55. Dr. Violante is the best at using the anterior replacement approach. I am serious when I say that except for the small scar, I do not even think about my right hip anymore. I am back to running and playing competitive tennis with no pain, no soreness, and no stiffness at all!! I also want to say that the staff at ECMC was top notch. I have already recommended two of my friends to Dr. Violante and they've both had successful hip replacements.
in Lancaster, NY |
This man is simply the best ! Great attitude as well as bedside manner ,not only does Dr. Violante have an excellent team, he is a confident gifted surgeon ! His pre op and post op consultations are spot on , Dr. Violante tells you exactly what's going to happen and delivers ! I would highly recommend the surgeon to anyone interesting in having total hip replacement
in Buffalo, NY |
Had TKR done by another Dr. which went extremely wrong. Had to have joint removed due to massive infection. No other Dr. would take me as a patient (UB, Knee Center) all had their reasons. Dr. Violante was willing to take the risk and took my case. The outcome was amazing and I would highly recommend Dr. Violante.
in Newfane, NY |
Dr. Violante explained things so I could understand them. He was reassuring and confident he could help me. He was also open/offered alternatives to general anesthesia. I especially liked that he sat in front of me listening and talking, while someone else took the notes on a computer. This assured me he was focused on me and not his notes. I loved his humor and the fact that he uses the anterior approach, explaining in detail what would take place I recommend him to everyone! Thank you so much
in North Tonawanda, NY |
Had a full knee replacement by Dr. Violante at ECMC with excellent results- at age 67. I was out of the hospital after 2 days and needed to walk with a cane only- no walker needed. Rehab was by VNA in the home,twice a week, followed by outpatient rehab at Degraff Hospital for 6 weeks. I was driving and back to work part time 3 weeks after surgery and no longer needed a cane. I wish I had had the surgery done years ago.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Violante accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Humana
  • Independent Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • MVP Health Care
    MVP Health Care PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Violante has admitting privileges

Kenmore Mercy Hospital
2950 Elmwood Ave
Kenmore, NY 14217
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Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider St
Buffalo, NY 14215
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