James C. Wittig, MD, Receives Continuous Recognition as a Top National and NY Metro Area Orthopaedic Surgeon and One of America’s Top Doctors for Cancer for 2016

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James C. Wittig, MD, Receives Continuous Recognition as a top national and NY Metro area Orthopaedic Surgeon and one of America’s Top Doctors for Cancer for 2016

Orthopedic Oncologist James. C. Wittig, MD

James C. Wittig, MD, Orthopedic Oncologist

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be among the select group of physicians recognized annually by Castle Connolly,”

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be among the select group of physicians recognized annually by Castle Connolly,” said Dr. Wittig, Vice Chairman, Orthopedic Surgery; Chief, Orthopedic Oncology and Sarcoma Surgery at HackensackUMC and Director, Skin and Sarcoma Division at the John Theurer Cancer Center. “With over 15+ years handling an array of cases from the straightforward to the most complex ones in natures, specifically Orthopaedic Oncology cases, I am also humbled to be of service to so many in need of this specialized care.”

Physicians named in the Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors, America’s Top Doctors for Cancer and Top Doctors: New York Metro Area, guides, are selected based on a survey of their peers, taking into account professional qualifications, reputation and patient care skills. Dr. Wittig’s selection as a top orthopedic surgeon is a genuine reflection of his vast experience in orthopedics, his commitment to continuing education and his compassion for his patients.

For many current and past patients, finding Dr. Wittig proves to be a positive beginning of an uncertain journey but one guided by a true leader in his field. "Although most would agree that oncology cases are the toughest, I am truly challenged by each and every diagnosis, confronting them with a customized plan as individual as each patient," notes Dr. Wittig, "leading a team that shares my commitment and personal devotion to provide an environment that fosters a continuum of extraordinary, multidisciplinary care makes the rewards of our work outstanding.”

In addition, the recent publication of the second edition to the book co-authored by Dr. Wittig entitled, Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgical Oncology, has become invaluable in the field and is the ‘one and only’ in-depth guide to Orthopedic Oncology available today. Most recently, twelve of Dr. Wittig’s abstracts for current research studies were presented at the 2015 ISOLS-MSTS meeting in Orlando, FL. and his paper, “Functional Results and Complications with Long Stem Hemiarthroplasty in Patients with Metastases to the Proximal Femur,” was recently accepted to the journal Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research (CORR) and is now in the final editing stages. Dr. Wittig is currently involved in a nationwide clinical trial for IlluminOss, a new technology used to treat actual and impending pathological fractures of the proximal humerus due to metastatic bone cancer (to read more, visit http://www.illuminoss.com)

About Dr. Wittig
James C. Wittig, MD specializes in limb-sparing surgery; pediatric and adult bone and soft tissue sarcomas; melanoma; benign musculoskeletal tumors; metastatic cancers; as well as complex hip and knee replacement surgery. He also has special expertise with regard to tumors that affect the shoulder girdle and scapula. In addition to his Hackensack University Medical Center office located at 20 Prospect Avenue, Suite 501, Hackensack, NJ, Dr. Wittig has a Morristown Office within Tri-County Orthopedics, 190 Ridgedale Avenue, Suite 300, Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons, Inc.; and the Medical Society of New Jersey. He has published over 90 educational materials ranging from original reports, abstracts, videos and articles in the following publications: Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, The Journal of the American College of Surgeons, American Family Physician, Journal of Arthroplasty, Radiology and Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He is also a prominent lecturer in the field of Orthopedic Surgery throughout the nation. Dr. James C. Wittig has been interviewed in national and local print, TV and radio outlets including The Dr. Oz Show, New York Daily News and other publications. He has also been recognized as one of “The Nation’s Top Doctors” by New York Magazine. For more information about this or other related topics, or to schedule an appointment, please call, in NJ,551-996-2533 or out of state, 1-855-DRWITTIG (1-855-379-4884), visit TumorSurgery.org or email Dr. Wittig at drjameswittig(at)gmail(dot)com.

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