Genghis E. Niver, MD, is a double board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in surgery of the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow.
Dr. Niver is an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and American Association of Hand Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is the co-author of articles and abstracts on a wide range of topics in orthopedics, which are published in the prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals like American Journal of Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Clinics of North America. He has delivered local, regional, national and international invited presentations in his field.
Dr. Niver’s interest in hand surgery started when he learned about the intricacies of the forearm and hand compartments during his first-semester anatomy course in medical school. He says, “I enjoy hand surgery because it combines skills for a wide range of procedures, including fractures repair, nerve repair, tendon transfers and ligament reconstructions. In addition, it’s gratifying to improve my patients’ manual dexterity, limb use and quality of life.”
Dr. Niver is a team physician for Westfield High School, Madison High School and Fairleigh Dickenson University. He is also the hand and upper extremity consultant for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League.
Dr. Niver is the recipient of more than seven honors and awards, including the Cavazos Residency Fellowship Award for his outstanding performance as a resident, mentor and role model.
When he is not working with his patients, Dr. Niver enjoys golfing, fishing, and travelling. He is a native of Westfield, New Jersey, and is pleased to be practicing in the New Jersey / New York area.
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"AWFUL. PATIENT RELATIONSHIP SKILLS ARE NONEXISTENT."
November 7, 2022
"Dr. Niver is a highly skilled hand surgeon who is professional, caring, and empathetic to his patients and their families. Dr. Niver has great bedside manner and is extremely easy to communicate with. He took the time to explain everything that I needed to know about my hand injury and took the time to answer all of my questions. He is truly a great physician and I highly recommend him."
April 28, 2022
"Absolutely botched surgery, no responsibility taken horrible experience. stay away! On my moms grave don’t go to this man"
July 20, 2021
"For your family's safty DO NOT GO TO THIS MAN. I Highly recommend seeking any other professional than Dr. Niver. This man prescribed surgery, preformed it, failed and had my little brother out of commission for 6 months with no healing, or any accountability on his end. ALSO with the newly added complications of a broken titanium screw now in his wrist. He drilled 6 metal screws and a metal plate ..."Read more
July 20, 2021
"I broke both the ulna and radius and dislocated several smaller bones in my left wrist. Dr Niver inserted an extension plate from the mid arm to my hand on the pop of my wrist and a palmar plate on the other side. Three months later, the plates were removed and four months after that, I have regained almost complete movement in my wrist. My age (73 years) is an important factor since breaks such ..."Read more