Dr. Fadi Nukta, MD is an experienced Northern Virginia Hand Surgeon and Plastic Surgeon specializing in Trauma plastic surgery and Hand Surgery. After completing 9 years of rigorous surgical training at some of the country’s most prestigious hospitals and medical institutions , he moved to Virginia where he founded NOVA Plastic Surgery. Early in his practice Dr. Nukta realized that his calling was to take care of trauma victims especially those suffering from traumatic injuries to the hand or face. Although plastic surgery is better known for cosmetic surgery, Dr. Nukta tailored his surgical practice to exclusively take care of patients with injuries to the hand and face this decision was made clear through a personal story. This focus helped him gain tremendous experience and wide recognition in Northern Virginia. This was augmented by the superior trauma experience he gained at all levels of his surgical training. He is very well known by many physicians in Northern Virginia, and along the counties of Fairfax, Loudoun, Clark and Prince William, as the go to surgeon when it comes to trauma of the hand and face. This recognition made him welcomed in many hospitals in Northern Virginia as an attending surgeon. Being super specialized in only Traumatic injuries of the hand and traumatic injuries of the face helped create an office that is very equipped to working with this type of patients. Whether it is our scar care program dealing with post-surgical scars and their treatments, and our dedicated Hand Therapy program. Our approach to evaluating and treating patients is methodological and scientific. It is based on solid surgical principles, superior skills and sound clinical judgement. Dr. Nukta believes that for superior outcomes and results the best approach for trauma of the hand is to perform the corrective surgery immediately or on an urgent basis. Therefore, on most occasions if applicable Dr. Nukta will evaluate patients immediately in the Emergency room and often perform surgery same day or within 48 hours. Also in order to be able to accommodate patients to be seen, evaluated and treated expeditiously his office is staffed with experienced Plastic Surgery/ Hand Surgery Physicians Assistants that are well trained on evaluating this type of patients. They are in close contact with Dr. Nukta in order to book surgery and decide on treatment plans. ...See Less
Dr. Nukta's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Board certified in General Surgery, Hand Surgery and Plastic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Nukta's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
External Ear Disorders
Face Skin Lesions
Facial Skin Cancer
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Hand Ligament Rupture
Hand Tendon Injuries
Aesthetic Hand Rejuvenation
Arm Reduction Surgery
Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
Breast Lift Surgery
Burn Care Services
Complex Revision Rhinoplasty
Congenital Hand Surgery
Cosmetic Facial Implant Surgery
Cosmetic Facial Surgery
Cosmetic Neck Surgery
Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
Excision of Cyst
Excision of Lipoma
Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
Excision of Skin Cancer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
Facial Contour Alteration
Fat Grafting to the Body
Fat Grafting to the Breast
Fat Grafting to the Face
Fat Reduction Procedure
Full Face Lift
Hand Tendon Repair
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Head and Neck Reconstruction Surgery
In-Office Skin Procedure
Intense Pulse Light
LED Light Treatment for Acne
Laser Spider Vein Treatment
Lift - Parts of the Body Other than Face
Mini Tummy Tuck
Plastic Surgical Procedures
Wrinkle Reduction by Injection
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Virginia.
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How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1998
University of Louisville
Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
University Of Massachusetts Meml Med Ctr
Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Nukta has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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