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James Nachbar, MD

93.6% Patient Satisfaction based on 428 ratings

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4 stars (80)
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2 stars (6)
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About James Nachbar:

Dr. James Nachbar is an accomplished plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, Arizona. If there's one thing that Dr. Nachbar understands it's that choosing to get plastic surgery is a very important decision and must be handled with great care. That's why Dr. Nachbar always makes sure that his patients are informed and are making the best decisions to fit their specific requirements. His 25 years of experience can ensure his patients that they will recieve outstanding results and will always be using the most advanced techniques in plastic surgery. 

Dr. Nachbar has trained other plastic surgeons at the University of New Mexico where he was then appointed as Chief of Plastic Surgery and Program Director of the ACGME accredited plastic surgery residency at the University of Mexico. In 2004 he was rewarded with the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation's Distinguished Service Award. He's also been named "Top Doc" in the Guide To America's Top Plastic Surgeons.

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American Board of Plastic Surgery
American Board of Surgery

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8896 East Becker Lane, Suite 102 Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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James Nachbar, MD Reviews (261)

Mommy Makeover

The no drain tummy tuck is amazing. The recovery is much faster and I did not have much pain at all. . The experience felt real and not fake as other surgeons I interviewed with. The staff and Doctor made me feel like family.

Breast Implant Revision

I am so physically COMFORTABLE, whereas in the past I had painful, hard lumps on my chest that I tried to disguise and support with super tight exercise bras. I love that I look good and natural in and out of clothes. . I have had breast implants since 1986-- many surgeries because of complications-- capsular contractions. My breasts were always too high and my nipples were too low. I've had areola incisions in addition to 2 scars on each breast below the nipple to take out and insert new breast implants. I had rippling on my left breast that looked awful. I had 2 mounds with out of place nipples. Enter Dr. Nachbar... I went to him based on research I did on plastic surgeons in Scottsdale Arizona and their specialties, and credentials. He gave me real (albeit small) looking breasts. I went from 450 cc to 255cc, from a C cup to an A cup and my breasts have never looked so good, so real, so well- proportioned to my tiny frame. Dr Nachbar also did a breast lift, so I have many scars all over, but they stil.look great and scars heal! I can finally feel confident in lingerie, bathing suits, and all clothes for that matter. My breasts are so even and so well- formed-- like the perfect breasts on a mannequin. I couldn't be happier or feel more comfortable in my own skin. I will be happy to talk with anyone who is considering surgery with Dr Nachbar, my before and after pics will be available to them, and I will refer everyone I can to go with Dr Nachbar ( he cost more than my other consultations, but is well worth it), and any future cosmetic surgeries I do will be done by the miracle worker, Dr Nachbar.

Face Lift

Friendly staff, ease of parking, entire staff of professionals but most important... the final results. Top surgeon. Outstanding results.

Breast Implant Revision

Dr. Nachbar performed my previous surgery 15 yrs ago and he did an excellent job.

Tummy Tuck

Outstanding care throughout.

Lip Enhancement

Very professional and straight to the point. Very welcoming staff.

Breast Augmentation

Amazing service! :)

Tummy Tuck

I believe the procedure was performed well by a highly experienced surgeon, but I not have a realistic sense of what the post-operative recovery would be like, and how long the recovery process would take. This is not to say that the recovery wasn't consistent with a major surgery, but one does not get a sense of that during the pre-operative visits. I asked specifically about time periods for returning to exercise, walking my dog, etc., and the answers I received were dramatically inconsistent with what I later experienced. Again, I have no problem with the procedure itself or the recovery period, but was not prepared for the reality.

Tummy Tuck

The overall care, skill and follow up by Dr. Nachbar and his staff were outstanding. The same can be said about Greenbaum Surgery Center who did an excellent job. My surgery was done in the morning approx 8:30 a.m and by 5:00 pm I felt very confident that the final result will be great. Dr. Nachbar visited me that night which was very comforting. He's compassionate and highly skillful at his profession.

Breast Implant Revision

Dr. Nachbar and his staff were so professional, patient, and put me at ease. I spoke to his staff regarding their surgeries with Dr. Nachbar and I was so impressed. Dr. Nachbar gave me all the time I needed and was so thorough that I had no doubt he was going to be my surgeon, despite the heavy expense. I felt I was in the best hands in the world.


The doctor was extremely nice and made me feel comfortable. Also, the care coordinator/nurse Tracy was so friendly.


Overall satisfied but did not care for staff experiences, only care for customer experiences.

Breast Augmentation

Dr Nachbar and his staff are 100% genuine people. They take pride in what they do and want to help their patients. Any time I had any questions before and after my surgery they were all very patient and understanding in every way possible. I will return to this office for any future treatments and I will refer all my friends and family.

Mommy Makeover

I felt so comfortable the moment I walked through the doors. They answered all my questions and really went above and beyond to make sure I understood everything. They make you feel comfortable too when you have to strip down and show your problem areas I didn’t feel like I wanted to crawl in a hole and hide they treated me like a person and put my mind at ease.

Breast Implant Revision

The doctor in the staff made me feel very comfortable.

Breast Implant Revision

Dr Nachbar and his Staff are awesome! They make you feel very welcome and never once made me feel bad for calling and asking questions or when seeking help following the procedure. I have recommended Dr Nachbar ti several friends who have also had procedures with him. Thank you!!


My outcome is the most important experience. Everything else is secondary. Dr. Nachbar is a perfectionist and my outcome is beyond my expectations. I highly recommend!

Breast Augmentation

This was a replacement of an earlier surgery that lasted 12 years. I was extremely satisfied then and now. Dr. Nachbal is the best!

Tummy Tuck

I'm highly satisfied and looking forward to the surgery on May 31st. Dr. Nachbar is very friendly and answered all my questions. Amber were fantastic explaining the advantages of the unique style of tummy tuck and helped me decide that in addition to Liposuction that I should proceed with the Tummy Tuck too. Tracy (Nurse) in the office was very kind and explained things in great detail too. Daisy was also great and very helpful. Dr. Nachbar has the best staff of all the places I visited.


Relaxed and professional conversation.