Dr. Nickolas Pezzella, MD

Dr. Nickolas Pezzella, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
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Dr. Nickolas Pezzella, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Portsmouth, VA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

1040 University Blvd Ste 200

Portsmouth, VA 23703

Contact Information

(757) 397-6930

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Pezzella'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. Pezzella's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pezzella "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."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pezzella "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."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

84  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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11  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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

  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Riverside Regional Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pezzella has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pezzella's Reviews

2.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pezzella to family and friends
19 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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

Dr. Pezzella's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well

    FAIR
  • Answers questions

    FAIR
  • Time well spent

    FAIR

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    FAIR
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Pezzella is a great doctor. He is very thorough and knows what he is doing and talking about. He listens to what I have to say, but go straight to the point because I don't like wasting time either. I have been seeing him for a little over a year and he has helped me to feel better than I...more
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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...more
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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.
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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...more
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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...more
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