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Nikolai Bildzukewicz, MD

Accepting New Patients
USC Healthcare Center
1510 San Pablo Street, Suite 514
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Speaks: English

About Nikolai Bildzukewicz

Dr. Nikolai A. Bildzukewicz is the director of the Hernia Institute at Keck Medicine. He is also the Associate Program Director for the general surgery residency program as well as the minimally-invasive and bariatric surgery fellowship. Originally from Pennsylvania, he obtained his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Upon graduation from medical school, Dr. Bildzukewicz was commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Navy. He then completed his general surgery internship at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. Following his internship, he served several months as a General Medical Officer (GMO) at Naval Hospital Great Lakes, providing medical care to recruits going through “boot camp.” He then reported for training at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute in Pensacola, FL, where he graduated as a Naval Flight Surgeon. He spent the next two years on active duty as a flight surgeon, providing medical care to military pilots, aircrew, and sailors both ashore and at sea. In 2005, he returned to Jefferson to complete his general surgery training. In 2012, he completed his fellowship training in minimally-invasive, bariatric, and robotic surgery at the University of California San Diego.

His clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hiatal and paraesophageal hernias, and esophageal motility disorders including achalasia. He also focuses on the advanced laparoscopic repair of both inguinal and ventral hernias, as well as advanced techniques for abdominal wall reconstruction. His research interests are in advancing minimally-invasive surgical techniques. These include single-incision, robotic, advanced endoscopic, and natural orifice surgery (or NOTES). In addition, he has a special interest in the surgical education of both residents and medical students.

Dr. Bildzukewicz was recently selected by his peers as an outstanding practicing doctor in Southern California. After an extensive nomination and research process, the results were published in Super Doctors Rising Stars, a special advertising section in the August 2014 issue of Los Angeles magazine.
Medical School

Jefferson Medical College
2001

Internship

Naval Medical Center, San Diego
2002

Internship

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia
2006

Residency

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia
General Surgery
2011

Fellowship

University of California, San Diego
Minimally Invasive And Bariatric Surgery
2012

Board Certifications

  • American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, General Surgery
USC Healthcare Center
1510 San Pablo Street, Suite 514
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Crosson Cancer Institute
2151 North Harbor Boulevard, St. Jude Medical Center, Suite 3200
Fullerton, CA 92835
Affiliated Locations

St. Jude Medical Center