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James Edward Nitka, MD

Specialties and/or Subspecialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery,
  • Spinal Surgery
Patient Rating
4.74/5 (Based on 43 Reviews)
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Dr. Nitka performs all types of orthopedic surgery, but has a special emphasis on spinal disorders.  Trained in the latest minimally invasive surgery techniques, he performs miscrodiscectomy, anterior cervical spine surgery, lumbar fusion, peripheral nerve decompression for wrist and elbow, and general orthopedic surgery.



Medical School

College of Medicine, University of Arizona


Duke University Medical Center


Duke University Medical Center

Professional Memberships

  • Southern Orthopaedic Association
  • Southern Medical Association
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Piedmont Orthopedic Society (Duke University Orthopedic Surgery alumni organization

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Provider Review Comments

October 22, 2020
My provider is good. He listened to my comments on my health. He explains very well what he plans to do. I feel like he really listens.
September 27, 2020
provider very attentive, very knowledgeable about my specific condition.took a very long time to come into my exam roomnot
September 25, 2020
Excellent care and concern by the provider.
September 18, 2020
No waiting time and everyone had a mask on. Dr. Nitka is very thorough and he takes his time to explain things to me. He is a very good doctor and we enjoy going to him.
May 01, 2020
Dr. Nitka and staff very helpful ask me questions, Dr. explains your condition ahows X-ray on his laptop.
April 24, 2020
*Dr. Nitka really cares about his patients and he is very through about your condition and treatment plan.
April 21, 2020
I admire & respect *Dr. Nitka & his staff so much so that I've referred family members to him. I truly believe they keep their patients best interest at heart.
April 21, 2020
Love *Dr. Nitka - takes time to explain and his advise is great. He is a pleasure to deal with.
April 03, 2020
Wonderful doctor.
April 03, 2020
Dr Nitka is the best physician I have ! he is very kind, professional and goes above and beyond in his care and concern for my orthopedic medical treatment! The best physician ever!
April 02, 2020
*Dr. James Nitka has been our orthopedic doctor and surgeon when needed for over 25 years - when he moved to a different practice we followed him. He treats both me and my wife - we love him.
April 01, 2020
Dr. Nitka is a very thorough doctor and spends the time necessary to address any concerns. The staff at Piedmont Ortho was wonderful as well.
April 01, 2020
*Dr. Nitka is the best and nicest person around.
March 26, 2020
Outstanding care on part of *Dr. Nitka and his staff.
March 20, 2020
This provider and facility is among the best in Cone Health Care.
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