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James E. Nitka, MD

Specialties and/or Subspecialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery,
  • Spinal Surgery
Patient Rating
4.94/5 (Based on 52 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

January 22, 2020
January 16, 2020
*Dr. Nitka is very knowledgeable. He goes way beyond to help with paperwork for my assistance in a positive, helpful way.
January 02, 2020
Highly knowledgeable. Took time to listen to my question. Professional & kind.
December 16, 2019
Very pleased
December 11, 2019
Dr. Nitka loves his patients. he spends a lot of time with us. explaining everything to us so we can understand everything. he's been my doctor for over 24 years. l love Dr. Nitka.
December 11, 2019
I have been going to this provider for over 30 yrs. He has helped me so very much.
October 30, 2019
Dr.Nitka is a very good doctor have been his patient over 4 years with no problems.
October 28, 2019
Doctor was very caring and took his time helping me and showing me everything. He was great at explaining things, too. He spent a while with me and I really needed that due to the pain I was in.
October 25, 2019
great doctor takes all the time one would need to discuss the problem
October 16, 2019
*Dr. Nitka has treated me for @ least 15-20 yrs. - He is very knowledgeable & I trust him with my life -
September 30, 2019
Dr. Nitka is a very kind and considerate person and physician.He listens to your concerns and addresses them accordingly. Explains his plan of treatment in a matter that is both professional and in line with your understanding. He has never spoken to me in a matter that is condescending or belittling to my level of comprehension and intelligence. I'm comfortable in having him as my doctor. Recommend him highly to anyone.
September 23, 2019
Doctor saved my life. He really is up to date on latest breakthroughs. I felt very sure that I was in excellent hands. I trusted him 100%.
September 06, 2019
VERY GOOD doctor, office visits too long to see him. 1 - 2 or more hours too long to wait for visit.
August 31, 2019
very good
August 30, 2019
*Dr. Milka are the best!
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