Dr. James Nappi, MD

Dr. James Nappi, MD

Plastic Surgery of the Hand  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
Dr. James Nappi, MD is a hand plastic surgery specialist in Columbus, OH and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health in 1976 and specializes in plastic surgery of the hand, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.Read his story

1210 Gemini Pl Ste 200

Columbus, OH 43240

Contact Information

(614) 262-4263

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC)
  • Cigna
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Optima Health
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • UnitedHealthcare Plan of the River Valley

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Top Care Areas

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Elbow Sprain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 94% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Nappi's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nappi "Dr. James Nappi is a plastic surgeon in Columbus, Ohio, specializing in microsurgery and surgery of the hand and upper extremity. Dr. Nappi attended medical school at the Ohio State University. He completed his internship and residency in Surgery at Akron City Hospital, his residency in Plastic Surgery at the Ohio State University, and his fellowship training in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at the Raymond M Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore, Maryland."

5  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery of the Hand
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

44  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Skin Cancer
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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23  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Needle Aponeurotomy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Skin Grafts
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Ohio.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Akron City Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Akron City Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Ohio St University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Rm Curtis Hand Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nappi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nappi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nappi to family and friends
17 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Nappi's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Dr nappi knew what my problem was and was able to fix it . Other 3 surgeons that i saw were or seemed unsure which lowered my confidence. After the surgery i had very good results for almost 12 years.
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Very personable, knowledgeable, and kind gentleman.
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Saw Dr Nappi for 3 months and had therapy 2 to 3 times per week. My injury did not get better. When I expressed my concerns, he acted unimpressed and didn't listen. I got a second opinion, received the care I needed, and now have full use of my extremity without the deformity I had under his...more
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Dr Nappi did not listen to concerns/discomfort. I had pain and felt my wrist pop after weeks of therapy. He said it was nothing. My wrist movement wasn't improving. He said his mother could do better than what I could, and she's been dead for 14 years. Sought a second opinion after 3 months of him...more
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A serious in home accident landed me in Riverside Hospital with a large wrist laceration involving the tendons that controled my fingers. Young at the time I was afraid I would lose the use of them. Dr. Nappi did an incredible job repairing the damage and as a result of that and the secondary care...more
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