Dr. Tanuj Nakra, MD

Dr. Tanuj Nakra, MD

Oculoplastic Surgery  ·  
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Age 43
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Dr. Tanuj Nakra, MD is an oculoplastic surgery specialist in Austin, TX and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University and specializes in oculoplastic surgery, facial plastic & reconstructive surgery, and more.Read his story

3705 Medical Pkwy Ste 120

Austin, TX 78705

Contact Information

(512) 458-2141

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
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Top Care Areas

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Eyelid Surgery
very high
more than 93% of peers
Ectropion of Eyelid
high
more than 88% of peers
Entropion
high
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Nakra's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nakra "Dr. Nakra was born in London, England and raised in St. Louis. He graduated with top honors from Washington University in St. Louis with an Honors Biology degree and minor in Fine Arts. His medical training was at Rush Medical College in Chicago, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society for top medical graduates. He then moved to Los Angeles for ophthalmology residency and oculofacial plastics fellowship training at UCLA, with extensive training in a Beverly Hills private practice. With a special interest in aesthetics, he completed an additional cosmetic surgery fellowship in Santa Monica. Along the way, he received the award for the resident with the highest surgical skills as well as several teaching awards. Dr. Nakra then served as a faculty member at UCLA and built a private practice in Santa Barbara until he moved his family to Austin to join TOC Eye and Face in 2008.Dr. Nakra has a special interest in research and teaching. He has published over 30 articles and book chapters in oculoplastic and cosmetic surgery. He directs national courses on oculoplastic and cosmetic surgery. He is frequently invited to lecture, and has been a featured and keynote speaker at meetings in the USA, India, China, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. He has also traveled to Guatemala to volunteer his skills in reconstructive surgery for children. Dr. Nakra is certified by both the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation.Dr. Nakra has many interests outside medicine, including a passion for drawing, painting and sculpture. He also is an accomplished guitar and bass guitar performer. Dr. Nakra was a celebrity dancer for Dancing with the Stars – Austin in 2012. By far, his favorite pastime is spending time with his wife and two children."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nakra "To provide exemplary orbito-facial plastic surgery care with scientific rigor and innovative artistic vision"

7  Specialties

  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

42  Conditions Treated

  • Aging Face
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Deviated Septum
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Facial Trauma
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Keratitis
  • Lymphangioma
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Septal Perforation
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Vascular Disease
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33  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blepharorrhaphy
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Chemical Peel
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Dacryocystectomy
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Liposuction
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Oculoplastics
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Grafts
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.

Education

  • Washington University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • St Francis Hospital And Health Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nakra has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nakra's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nakra to family and friends
48 total reviews (34 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (48)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Nakra's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Patient Comments (34)

I had a lower lid bleph procedure done by Dr. Nakra. I interviewed several surgeons in town, and went with Dr. Nakra based on a recommendation, and because he specialized in eye surgery. He was also the most professional and pleasant doctor I interviewed. He did an amazing job, and 3 years later,...more
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after being botched by a PS in PA i traveled the US interviewing 28 ocular surgeons, i was turned away by all except for 3. i went on one more consult and that when i met Dr Nakra. he was very patient & caring, gave me the best consult, going over every many different ways to correct my many...more
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Dr. Nakra was very friendly, open about what to expect and did a very good job on my eyelids. He showed compassion and interest along with a sense of humor which I feel is very important. He answered questions and never made me feel as though I was just another patient.
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Yes, I would wholeheartedly refer both family and friends to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nakra and his staff. He is so personable, yet, professional and thorough both in his examination and questioning of the patient to understand exactly why and what needs to be achieved. I also appreciate...more
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I have had five surgeries with Dr. Nakra that included seven procedures from reconstructive to cosmetic over three years. He is a highly skilled, caring, and compassionate surgeon. He has changed my life and I will always be grateful. I will not hesitate to see him going forwards for any needs.
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