Dr. Richard Nitzberg, MD

Dr. Richard Nitzberg, MD

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Age 61
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Dr. Richard Nitzberg, MD is a general surgery specialist in Berkeley Heights, NJ and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1983 and specializes in general surgery.

1 Diamond Hill Rd

Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare

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Top Care Areas

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Lipomas
very high
more than 97% of peers
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
high
more than 84% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

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45  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Peripheral Artery Bypass
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal of Arteriovenous Shunt for Renal Dialysis
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

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

  • Harvard Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Columb Presby
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Columb Presby
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Tufts New Eng Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nitzberg has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nitzberg's Reviews

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Dr. Nitzberg performed double laparoscopic hernia surgery on me and I walked out of the surgical center with hardly any discomfort. Healed amazingly and after two weeks I felt like I was 100%.
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William DiLollo – Jun 16, 2018
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My neighbor highly recommended me to see Dr. Nitzberg. My neighbor had a surgery done by Dr. Nitzberg before and had fantastic experience. My appointment with Dr. Nitzberg was very easy to make. Dr. Nitzberg was extremely professional, highly knowledgeable, and empathetic to patients. He had very...Read More
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Qilu Li in Short Hills, NJ – Apr 13, 2017
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Dr Nitzberg performed a arterial bypass on my left leg. He did a great job. He is a genuine person with great bedside manners. He followed up everyday after my surgery and even called me at home. His staff is also excellent. I never had to wait more then 15 min for an appointment , except one time....Read More
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Kevin in Piscataway, NJ – Mar 16, 2016
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