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James E. Nitka, MD

Specialties and/or Subspecialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery,
  • Spinal Surgery
Patient Rating
4.68/5 (Based on 83 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

December 21, 2018
*Dr. James Nitka has been my orthopedic doctor for several years. He is the very best. Good overall experience at his office.
December 17, 2018
I have been a patient of dr.Nitka since 1997 and his bedside manner is excellent.He has performed three surgeries for me.An excellent doctor.
December 15, 2018
Dr. Nitka is very caring about my health and me as a patient. He's been my doctor since 1995 and he has been the best doctor I've ever had. He cares about his patient. I can go on and on about him. I love him as my doctor.
December 10, 2018
very good
November 27, 2018
Dr Nitka has been my orthopeadist for 16 years. Ialways get good attention and caring discussions with him. Great Doctor.
November 24, 2018
November 23, 2018
November 12, 2018
I have never had any problems with anyone at this practice
October 30, 2018
doctor and staff was great and professional
October 30, 2018
October 27, 2018
I have had four neck surgeries with Dr. Nitka. Never a mistake or infection. He is the best doctor I have ever had in the last 18 years.
October 27, 2018
Always very kind and great knowledge of my back condition.
October 25, 2018
Dr. Nitka is always very thorough in his exams and treatment. He understands my unique situation and cares deeply about his role as my physician.
October 25, 2018
Caring Doctor always
October 22, 2018
It was a very good experience. I had met with him before and this was a follow up. We made decisions in this visit to move forward with my care.
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