Dr. Tracey Stokes wants to see women putting themselves first for a change. "Professional women, working women tend to put themselves last after kids husbands and jobs. Sometimes it's just about doing something personal – just for themselves. "Whether that means taking some time out to refresh their faces with Botox, micro-needling, a chemical peel or erasing the years with a face lift or boosting their bosoms with breast augmentation, it's all about upping their confidence – because that's sexy. "I want to empower women to look and feel their very best. If a woman gets hung up on their imperfections whether it's a real issue or one she feels is an issue – it doesn't matter," said Dr. Stokes. "If there's anything I can do to correct that – to restore a woman's confidence it's done. Confidence is beauty. Women with more confidence are just more beautiful." You don't need an advance degree to conjure up that statement, but being in the know doesn't hurt and Dr. Tracey Stokes knows it, in an Ivy League way. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology with honors from Harvard University, Boston. She went onto medical school at Cornell University Medical College in New York and did her Post-Graduate Training at Duke University Medical School, North Carolina, in the areas of general surgery, plastic, reconstructive, maxillofacial and oral surgery. More post-grad training at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute in Louisville, Kentucky for hand and microsurgery and at Paces Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, Georgia for oculoplastic surgery. She chose plastics so she could be a doctor for the whole patient. "I always wanted to be a surgeon. I've gone through all aspects of surgery," said Dr. Stokes. "Orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, then I did a rotation in plastic surgery in medical school. I liked the depth and breath of it. You get to literally operate on the whole body from head to toe, you're not doing the same operation again and again." Dr. Stokes took a special interest in breast reconstruction when it hit close to home. "My mom had breast cancer. At 40 she had a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery a year later. That was the catalyst for reconstructive surgery being the majority of what I do now. Helping women recapture their whole self." It's this deeply personal knowledge of what the loss of a breast can do to a woman's sense of self and how restoring that piece of our bodies, which makes us so uniquely feminine, that drives her. It gives Dr. Stokes both great personal and professional fulfillment by satisfying her patients' needs and having them regain that confidence. To practice what she preaches she decided to team up with like-minded Dr. Sudarsky to create eSSe – a place where women can feel completely comfortable talking to their physician about their bodies in a totally judgment-free zone. For Dr. Tracey Stokes, communication is the key to happy, healthy and satisfied patients. That means working in partnership with the patient to provide for them exactly what they want. "It's all about trust, and openness. All of my patients get my private cell phone number and I am available to them 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All of my patients know that they can email, text or call me any time." Education: Graduate cum laude Harvard University A.B. in Biology Graduate Doctor of Medicine with Honors, Cornell University Medical College Post-Graduate Training: Duke University Medical Center: General surgery, plastic, reconstructive, maxillofacial and oral surgery, hand and microsurgery, aesthetic and oculoplastic surgery. Specialty Certifications: Board Certification, The American Board of Plastic Surgery Maintenance of Certification in Plastic Surgery (MOC-PS), The American Board of Plastic Surgery Awards: 2011 Patients' Choice Award, selected as one of Florida's favorite physicians. Given to only 5% of the nation's 720,000 active physicians 2011 Most Compassionate Doctor Certificate of Appreciation, recognized in gratitude for faithful service. Awarded to less than 3% of the nations 720,000 active physicians 2013 Patients' Choice Award, selected as one of Florida's favorite physicians. Given to only 5% of the nation's 870,000 active physicians 2013 Most Compassionate Doctor Certificate of Appreciation, recognized in gratitude for faithful service. Awarded to less than 3% of the nations 870,000 active physicians 2014 Vitals Top Ten Doctor, as rated by patients. Of the nation's 870,000 active doctors, among the top 1% who have received this honor from their patients in 2014. 2014 Vitals Patients' Choice Award, selected as a favorite physician in appreciation for the quality of care, treatment and service provided. Given to only 5% of the nation's 870,000 active physicians Professional Memberships: American College of Surgeons, Fellow Association of Women Surgeons Fort Lauderdale Surgical Society National Association of Women Business Owners Broward County Medical Association Broward County Society of Plastic Surgeons
Dr. Stokes' 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 Plastic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Facial Plastic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Surgery
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Plastic Surgery-Head & Neck
Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Stokes' 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.
Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
Chest Wall Deformity
Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
External Ear Disorders
Face Skin Lesions
Facial Skin Cancer
Invasive Breast Cancer
Localized Fat Deposits
Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma
Surgical Weight Loss
Adjacent Tissue Transfer
Aesthetic Hand Rejuvenation
Arm Reduction Surgery
Breast Lift Surgery
Breast Surgical Procedure
Cosmetic Facial Implant Surgery
Cosmetic Facial Surgery
Cosmetic Laser Surgery
Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
Endoscopic Brow Lift
Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
Excision of Cyst
Excision of Lipoma
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
Head and Neck Surgery
In-Office Skin Procedure
Intense Pulse Light
LED Light Treatment for Acne
Laser Office Procedure
Laser Spider Vein Treatment
Lift - Parts of the Body Other than Face
Lipomas Sebacious Cyst Removal
Mini Tummy Tuck
Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Plastic Cosmetic Surgery
Plastic Surgical Procedures
Post Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery
Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL)
Ptosis (Eyelids) Surgery
Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Skin Excision for Hidradenitis
Skin and Tissue Reduction
Soft Tissue Injections
Weight Loss Revisional Surgery
Wrinkle Reduction by Injection
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Florida.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
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.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
J & S Weill M C Cornell Univ
Medical School | Graduated 1999
Duke University Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
Duke University Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
Christine M Kleinert Institute For Hand and Micro Surgery
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
Duke University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
Paces Plastic Surgery
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Stokes 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.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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