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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Care Philosophy

At the Spine Center of Hampton Roads, our goal is to provide you with state-of-the-art individualized spine care in a caring and convenient manner. If you have experienced multiple surgeries and/or long periods of pain and disability from neck or back pain, we offer evaluation and treatment geared towards providing you with an optimal, pain-free lifestyle.

Biography

Dr. Nickolas Pezzella specializes in non-surgical treatments, including physical therapy, injection treatments, and medical management programs. Dr. Pezzella attended Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in 1992. He remained in Richmond, studying at the Medical College of Virginia, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine and completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Pezzella served four years as Medical Director for the Maryview Medical Center Acute Rehabilitation Unit. In 2004, he decided to dedicate his full-time efforts to caring for back pain patients.

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Dr. Pezzella's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
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  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in Portsmouth, VA |
I recently went to see Dr. Pezzella for a spinal nerve block. As this was my first experience with this procedure I was anxious. His staff was friendly, professional, and very responsive to my needs (Thank you Christina!). The doctor was personable, explained everything first, and answered my questions. The procedure was almost completely painless, I have had bee stings that hurt far worse. I would go back to Dr. Pezzella without hesitation. Thank you Sir!
in Chesapeake, VA |
He's WONDERFUL! He listens, advises, explains all the options, answers my questions and is always patient and kind. I'm not certain who the other reviewers saw but there's no way it was the same Doctor.
in Suffolk, VA |
He was horrible. Arrogant, condecending, interrupted, made us wait over an hour everytime we had an appointment. I have worked with doctors for 25 years but this was the worst. We have picked up husbands records and gone somwhere else. He is a terrible doctor and a rude human being. I do not recommend him.
in Virginia |
This DR. has no manners, has no considerations towards his patients. He does not listen to medical problems, he is cynical. He spent 5 minutes assessing me, and made me feel very uncomfortable. He rushed the visit as if you inconvenienced him and were taking valuable time from him. At the end of the visit, he leaves the room without any treatment plan or medication, and leaves you hanging. No knowledge on spine problems. He does not say good bye, he just leaves. VERY RUDE, he should sell cars!
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Dr. Nickolas Pezzella specializes in non-surgical treatments, including physical therapy, injection treatments, and medical management programs. Dr. Pezzella attended Virginia Commonwealth University, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in 1992. He remained in Richmond, studying at the Medical College of Virginia, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine and completed his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Pezzella served four years as Medical Director for the Maryview Medical Center Acute Rehabilitation Unit. In 2004, he decided to dedicate his full-time efforts to caring for back pain patients.

Dr. Pezzella's Care Philosophy

At the Spine Center of Hampton Roads, our goal is to provide you with state-of-the-art individualized spine care in a caring and convenient manner. If you have experienced multiple surgeries and/or long periods of pain and disability from neck or back pain, we offer evaluation and treatment geared towards providing you with an optimal, pain-free lifestyle.

Dr. Pezzella's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Riverside Regional Med Center

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    Virginia Commonwealth University

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate