Dr. Nikola Zivaljevic, MD

Dr. Nikola Zivaljevic, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 46
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Nikola Zivaljevic, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery doctor who practices in Dallas, TX. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Zivaljevic is affiliated with Baylor Medical Center at Uptown, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

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

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

Board Certifications

Dr. Zivaljevic does not have any board certifications listed.


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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • 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 Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • 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 Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation 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

Dr. Zivaljevic has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Zivaljevic has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zivaljevic's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zivaljevic to family and friends
based on 9 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Zivaljevic'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 (7)
in Garland, TX |
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 pain and all my dr. visits were very pleasant. I feel he is very thorough and conscientious of this work. I made the correct decision in my choice of surgeon, and staff at Lankford Hand Surgery.
Dallas, TX |
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.
in Dallas |
Great bedside manner and explanation of all treatment options both surgerical and nonsurgical.
Dallas, TX |
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 definitely let him operate on my family.
in Dallas, TX |
I had fallen with a glass in my hand which severed a tendon, and artery and three nerves. Doctor Zivaljevic cleared his schedule to do surgery on my hand. He spent a great deal of time explaining my injury to both me and my family. He has an excellent bedside manner and is clearly top his field. All of the nurses at the hospital and the hand therapist commented on what a great doctor he is. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Plano, TX |
I had a broken humerus arm complicated by radial nerve palsy. After calling over 12 doctors in Dallas, I found Dr. Z who would work on that type of issue. I had researched the topic by that point. He answered ALL of my questions and my families. I had the ORIF surgery. I did O.T. at Texas Health. My expectations and timeline were exceeded. I have all normal motion back. He is very matter of fact in personality and answering questions. The office staff has been improving; busy place.
in Plano tx |
Stay away !!! He messed up a simple surgery. Has no bed side manner. Explains nothing. Even after surgery, no clear instructions. I had to talk to his nurse to get more info, but it was useless as there was not much in his notes for her to tell me anything. Do yourself a favor, and find another surgeon. Staff that I had to deal with for scheduling the surgery were very arrogant.
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Dr. Zivaljevic accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Zivaljevic has admitting privileges

Baylor Medical Center at Uptown
2727 E Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen
1105 Central Expy N
Allen, TX 75013
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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
8200 Walnut Hill Ln
Dallas, TX 75231
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