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Richard Nitzberg
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  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Vascular Lab
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Vein Center
Accepting new patients

Locations

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Berkeley Heights General Surgery

1 Diamond Hill Road
Bensley Pavilion, 4th floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
United States

Clinical Expertise

  • Abdominal aorta aneurysm repair
  • Abscess
  • Abscess excision
  • Angioplasty
  • Aortogram
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendix surgery
  • Benign breast conditions
  • Biopsies
  • Breast abcess
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast cyst aspiration
  • Breast cysts
  • Breast mass
  • Breast nodule
  • Carotid endarectomy
  • Carotid stenosis surgery
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Colon resection
  • Cyst abscess and lipoma excision
  • Cyst excision
  • Diverticulitis
  • Endocrine tumors
  • Endoscopic treatment of gastric diseases
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal tumors
  • Fistula surgery
  • Gallbladder cancer / carcinoma
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Gastro esophogeal reflux surgery
  • Intravenous catheter filter surgery
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery
  • Laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy
  • Laser vein ablation
  • Limb amputation
  • Lipoma excision
  • Lipomas
  • Malignant breast conditions
  • Muscle biopsy
  • Port a caths
  • Raynaud's disease
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin cancer excision
  • Skin ulcer surgery
  • Spider veins
  • Spleen surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Stab phlebectomy
  • Temporal artery biopsy
  • Varicose veins
  • Vascular problems
  • aneurysm
  • arterial problem
  • breast lumps
  • excision of masses
  • feet swelling
  • gastrointestinal tumors
  • heaviness in leg
  • itching skin near vein
  • leg cramp
  • leg swelling
  • reduced blood flow
  • reflux disease
  • restricted blood flow
  • sclerotherapy
  • skin discoloration
  • soft tissue tumors
  • vein removal

Accepted Insurances

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Aetna
  • Aetna Medicare PrimeAetna Signature Administrators
  • HMO
  • Meritain
  • Open Access
  • POS
  • AHS - SMG is Tier 1
  • APCN - Aetna Premier Choice Network
  • Axcel Choice POS II
  • Axcel Open Access
  • Choice POS II
  • EPO Select
  • HNO - Health Network Option
  • Liberty - SMG is Tier 1
  • Medicare Advantage - HMO, PPO
  • Choice
  • PPO
  • Signature PPO
  • Assure Premier Plus
AmeriHealth
  • EPO
  • PPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • Open Access
  • Open Access Plus
  • Local Value
  • Tiered Advantage
  • Advantage
  • HMO Plus
  • POS Plus
  • Regional Preferred
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Horizon BCBS NJ
  • Empire/Anthem BCBS PPO
  • Federal Program
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Out-of-State BCBS PPO Blue Card
Cigna
  • PPO
  • HMO
  • Open Access
  • Cigna Health Plan (CHP)
  • Choice Fund
  • Indemnity
  • International
  • Open Access Plus
CHN - Consumer Health Network
Clover Medicare Advantage
  • All Plans
Coventry Health Plans
First Health
  • All Plans with First Health Logo
Humana Medicare Advantage
  • PPO
Medicare
  • Traditional Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Medicare Supplemental Plans
  • Medicare Advantage PPO
Magnacare
  • All plans PPO
Multiplan/PHCS
  • Multiplan/PHCS logo on card - PPO
Oxford Healthplan
  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Advantage
OSCAR
  • Qualcare logo on card
  • OSCAR NJ Individual and Family Plan
  • OSCAR NJ PPO Plan
Qualcare
  • Qualcare logo on card
  • PPO
  • EPO
  • Community Care Network
  • Emblem Health (with Qualcare logo)
  • HIP Prime (with Qualcare logo)
Tricare
  • Traditional Plan
United Healthcare
  • AARP Medicare Complete - HMO, PPOChoice
  • Choice Plus
  • HMO
  • Navigate - EPO, HMO, POS
  • NY SHIP
  • PPO

Training and Education

Board Certification

  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery

Medical School

  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Undergraduate

  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Residency

  • General Surgery, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY

Fellowship

  • Vascular Surgery, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA

About Me

Richard S. Nitzberg, MD, specializes in general and vascular surgery, hernia surgery, gall bladder surgery, excision of masses, and laparoscopic surgery. During his more than 25 years of practice, he has performed more than 2,500 hernia surgeries and 2,500 laparoscopic gallbladder surgeries.

Dr. Nitzberg also runs the Summit Medical Group Vein Center, which provides treatment for spider and varicose veins with leading-edge laser treatment. In addition, he is Chief of General Surgery and Vice Chief of Vascular Surgery at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey.

He has been featured in the Castle Connolly "Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area," Castle Connolly "America's Top Doctors," and New Jersey Monthly "Top Doctors" listings. Dr. Nitzberg's Castle Connolly listings have been reprinted in US News and World Report and Inside Jersey.

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Hospital Affiliations

  • Overlook Medical Center

Awards and Honors

  • Top Doctors 2018
  • Top Doctors Inside Jersey 2018
  • Top Doctors 2017
  • Inside Jersey Top Docs 2017
  • NJ Monthly Top Docs 2016
  • Top Doctors 2015
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors

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