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James Edward Nitka, MD

Specialties and/or Subspecialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery,
  • Spinal Surgery
Patient Rating
4.8/5 (Based on 121 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

July 20, 2021
Everyone always at the office shows their concern towards me at each appt
July 06, 2021
*Dr. Nitka is the best doctor I've seen. Very caring and he LISTENS to you. Shows concern for your entire wellness overall as a person.
June 21, 2021
I have already recommended friends.
April 06, 2021
Dr. took his time and addressed my concerns and treatments.
March 31, 2021
very knowledgeable and showed sincere concern for my need for immediate relief of excruciating pain.
March 28, 2021
don't talk down to me
March 26, 2021
The wait time to be seen by *Dr. Nitka is way too long; but his ability to do his job is great. We have finally made a great connection. He's a great surgeon.
March 25, 2021
dr nitka is excellent and very caring
March 19, 2021
good ..I like the way he explain things
March 11, 2021
No complaints
February 16, 2021
I was very pleased.
February 03, 2021
Dr Nitka is the best. so glad to have him as my Dr.
January 29, 2021
I have seeing *Dr. Nitka since 1994 & when he left Greensboro Ortho- so did I, my husband, grandfather & I have referred numerous people & last lady he did 2 TKR bilat.
January 22, 2021
*Dr. Nitka was extremely helpful, he listened, was concerned & took the time I needed.
January 17, 2021
he's very detailed oriented and I trust hi. keeps me informed of whats going on
January 10, 2021
will never recommend to this place to anyone
December 29, 2020
*Dr. Nitka spent a lot of time with me. He got a very detailed history & then explained my diagnosis in great detail.
December 20, 2020
Dr Nitka is so caring and has a lot of patience with me. he explains issues very well and is so concerned about how you feel.
December 16, 2020
Dr Nitka took all the time necessary for me to understand what's happening with my conditions, and the best options at this point.
December 07, 2020
great dr takes time with his patients and the concerns that he has to make sure they taken care of.great dr!!!
November 26, 2020
all experiences was very good from beginning to end.All explanations was explained well to me.
November 22, 2020
best doctor I've ever had
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.
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