Dr. Nikola Zivaljevic, MD


Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery | Male

Dr. Nikola Zivaljevic, MD
Dr. Nikola Zivaljevic, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery doctor who practices in Dallas, TX. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Zivaljevic is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Baylor Medical Center at Uptown and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    University Of Ulm, Ulm, Germany

    Graduated in 1997

  • Internship Hospital
    SUNY At Buffalo, Buffalo, Ny

    Completed in 2009

  • Residency Hospital
    SUNY At Buffalo, Buffalo, Ny

    Completed in 2013

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Massachusetts Gen Hosp

    Completed in 2014

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Ulm, Ulm, Germany

    Graduated in 1997

  • Other Education
    Duquesne University

    Completed in 2000

Languages Spoken

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

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

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • 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
  • Joint Drainage
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release