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James Edward Nitka
Cone Health Medical Group

James Edward Nitka, MD

Specialties and/or Subspecialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Patient Rating
4.7/5 (Based on 101 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


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Provider Review Comments

July 31, 2022
Very concern on what goes and doesnt stop til gets to bottom of the problem and gets it fixed
June 21, 2022
June 01, 2022
Even though my first visit I had to wait 45 mins. before being seen it was worth it because *Dr. Nitka spent quality time with me & really listened to my concerns.
May 12, 2022
May 08, 2022
Dr. Nitka great doctor goes over everything with you spends time with you explaining things to youVery concern doctor
April 20, 2022
Dr Nitka is the best. He shows concern for you as a whole person. He is caring and his knowledge is superior to other Drs.
March 22, 2022
Excellent doctor. Explained the good & the bad. Gave me two other options to try before even thinking about surgery.
March 20, 2022
March 02, 2022
*Dr. Nitka is great caring doctor. He makes sure you are very cared for very concerning for your health, well being. Great dr.
February 23, 2022
I would refer everyone to Dr. NITKA who needs the services he provides. He is very professional, knowledgeable, compassionate, patient,and has a great charisma. He makes me feel comfortable & at ease. I was afraid of having back surgery at my age. I trust God & I trust Dr. Nitka. I wish all doctors were as patient as he is.
February 21, 2022
*Dr. Nitka is one of the best.
February 21, 2022
I am a member of the Dr. Nitka fanclub
January 14, 2022
Good. *Dr. Nitka patiently described surgery that will be performed. He put my mind at ease. I never feel rushed, bc. this doctor is awesome!
January 05, 2022
I've known *Dr. James Nitka for more than 20 years. Outstanding physician.
December 30, 2021
I love *Dr. Nitka!!!
December 25, 2021
*Dr. Nitka is very caring and thorough in explaining what is going on.
December 12, 2021
I have an excellent experience with my care giver and how they include me when they are making decisions about my health or my treatments.
December 04, 2021
He has taken great care of me for a number of years and I look forward to my appointments with him because he has such good advice for me and has afforded me a pain free quality of life.
November 07, 2021
Dr Nitka well care for physician..cares for all your health issues.
October 01, 2021
Dr. Nitka is so very respectful and kind to me. He listens and he gives you a chance to ask questions even if I have any concerns. I really do appreciate him to the highest.
September 28, 2021
Very good.
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