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Richard Nitzberg, MD
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  • General Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
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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 excision
  • Aneurysm
  • Angioplasty
  • Aortogram
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendix surgery
  • Arterial problem
  • Blood clot
  • Carotid endarectomy
  • Carotid stenosis surgery
  • Claudication
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Colon resection
  • Cyst excision
  • Doppler
  • End stage renal disease
  • Endoscopic treatment of gastric diseases
  • Epigastric/Ventral/Abdominal wall Hernia
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal tumors
  • Excision of masses
  • Exploratory laparotomy
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Femoral artery bypass
  • Gallbladder cancer / carcinoma
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Gastro esophageal reflux surgery
  • Heaviness in leg
  • Hiatal hernia
  • I&D
  • Intravenous catheter filter surgery
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery
  • Laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy
  • Laser vein ablation
  • Leg cramp
  • Limb amputation
  • Lipoma excision
  • Lipomas
  • Lysis of Adhesions
  • Muscle biopsy
  • Nissen Fundoplication
  • Pilar cyst
  • Pilonidal cyst
  • Port a caths
  • Reduced blood flow
  • Reflux disease
  • Renal insufficiency
  • Restricted blood flow
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Skin discoloration
  • Skin ulcer surgery
  • Spider veins
  • Spigelian Hernia
  • Spleen surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Stab phlebectomy
  • Stroke
  • Temporal artery biopsy
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical hernia surgery
  • Varicose veins
  • Vascular problems
  • Vein removal
  • Venous Duplex Scan
  • Venous Statis
  • itching skin near vein

Accepted Insurances

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Training and Education

Board Certification

  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery

Medical School

  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


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


  • 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 Health 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.


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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