Dr. Nikola Zivaljevic, MD

Dr. Nikola Zivaljevic, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Nikola Zivaljevic, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Dallas, TX and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany in 1997 and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.

12230 Coit Rd Ste 100

Dallas, TX 75251

Contact Information

(214) 252-7039

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Limb Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Hand Fracture
very high
more than 96% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Zivaljevic does not have any board certifications listed.

76  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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35  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • 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
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2013
  • Massachusetts Gen Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Duquesne University
    Other Education | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Bosnian
  • Croatian
  • French
  • German
  • Serbian

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What People Say About Dr. Nikola Zivaljevic, MD
My husband had serious cellulitis in his arm June of 2017. Dr Z did surgery and prevented it from going to the bone. He's my hero!
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Peggy in Euless, TX – Jan 01, 2018
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I had a very bad fracture in my right wrist, requiring plates and screws. Dr. Zivaljevic was very honest about the procedure and future restraints with my wrist. He did a great job with surgery, no pain, scar looks great. It's been 3 1/2 months since surgery, I have great mobility of my wrist, no...Read More
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Mary Jo Nelson in Garland, TX – Jul 25, 2017
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Saw him twice. Dismissive. Hates cats. Put a cast on too tightly and it cut off the blood flow to my fingers. No consideration of my pain level.
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Dallas, TX – Apr 04, 2017
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Great bedside manner and explanation of all treatment options both surgerical and nonsurgical.
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Slayt Ebeling in Dallas – Feb 12, 2017
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My hand was a mess!!! Dr. "Z" did an amazing job. I had a very long incision line (approx. 5") running the entire length of the top of my hand. This was done on 10/7/16. Today 1/11/17, unless I pointed it out to anyone the scar is unrecognizable. I would highly recommend him to anyone and would...Read More
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Dallas, TX – Jan 12, 2017
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