Brinda Thimmappa, M.D.

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Brinda Thimmappa, M.D.

Brinda Thimmappa, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Plastic Surgery

Physician Rating

4.9 out of 5

142 Ratings

Contact Information


  • Am Cleft Palate-Craniofacial A

  • Am Coll Of Surgeons

  • Am Soc Of Plastic & Reconst.Su

  • NPI: 1639382666

Clinical Interests

  • Face-lift, Laser Resurfacing, Skin Care, Rhinoplasty, Endoscopic Brow Lift, Body Contouring, Maxillofacial Trauma, Breast Reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery, Wound Healing Problems, Adult and Pediatric Reconstructive Problems, Melanoma, Ptosis Evaluation and Surgery, Skin Cancer

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Arts

    1998 - Brown University

  • Doctor of Medicine

    2002 - Brown University

  • Master of Business Admin

    2014 - Oregon Health Science Univ School of Medicine

  • Residency

    2008 - Plastic Surgery: Loma Linda Univ Med Ctr

  • Fellowship

    2009 - Stanford University School of

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery


Research Contact Information

Research Interests

  • Orbital Fractures, Eye, Fracture Fixation, Internal, Disposable Equipment, Skin Transplantation

Recent Publications

  • Benefits of the retrocaruncular approach to the medial orbit: a clinical and anatomic study Kempton SJ, Cho DC, Thimmappa B, Martin MC.. Ann Plast Surg. 2016;76(3):295-300.

All Publications

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Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

  • 11/27/2017

    Dr. Thimmappa is an EXCELLENT physician--professional yet personable. I always look forward to my visits with her!!!

  • 11/14/2017

    Great doctor, she listens to my concerns & assures me of the right steps to take next.

  • 11/1/2017

    I came in for a cosmetic procedure that I had never experienced before. The doctor's demeanor and professionalism immediately put me at ease. I had total confidence in her ability and in the ultimate outcome of my treatment.

  • 10/30/2017

    I've already recommended Dr. Brinda and Wake Forest Plastic Surgery to all the girlfriends that have asked where I got my Botox. I really like my results.

  • 10/29/2017

    Dr. Thimmappa is excellent and I am very fortunate that I was referred to her by Dr. Wakefield. I could not have asked for better care and particularly in such a personally challenging time with my diagnosis of breast cancer. She explains the bilateral breast reconstruction process wonderfully, cognizant of the overwhelming nature of the procedure and, therefore, ensures knowledge is shared in stages. She never makes the patient feels rushed during appointments and patiently answers any questions. I had forgotten to ask a question during an appointment, emailed her in the evening and received a response 20 minutes later. Fabulous physician.

  • 10/1/2017

    Dr. Thimmappa has a wonderful bedside manner. She listens to me, answers me, listens to my husband and answers his questions.

  • 9/20/2017

    Dr. Thommappa was wonderful. She was very thorough in her explanations to me. She takes her time and even changed my appointment time for me to accommodate scans that I needed to have completed. The staff has been great as well.

  • 9/19/2017

    *Dr. Thimmappa is a very good doctor who listen to her patience.

  • 9/5/2017

    She was wonderful.

  • 6/20/2017

    She is an excellent doctor.

  • 6/19/2017

    *Dr. Thimmappa is very good at explaining every detail.

  • 6/12/2017

    I appreciate Dr Thimmappa's input and expertise. I feel well informed about the treatment.

  • 6/4/2017

    Dr. Thermapa is a superior physician. I wouldn't go to any other Plastic Surgeon!

  • 5/23/2017

    *Dr. Thimmappa answered all questions and concerns that I had.

  • 5/15/2017

    good experience

  • 4/27/2017

    *Dr. Thimmappa is a fantastic doctor. She is very caring and always goes the extra mile to educate you and make sure you receive the best care possible. I love that she also takes time to get to know you as a person.

  • 4/7/2017

    *Dr. "T" is friendly, courteous, engaging & informative! I would highly recommend her.

  • 2/25/2017

    Dr. Thimmappa and the entire staff were thorough in explaining the procedures I would need and the details of my condition. Everyone was courteous and took the time to go over everything necessary.

  • 1/30/2017

    He was very thoughtful with my concerns, his explanations were thorough yet easy to understand. I felt very comfortable with him.


We're sorry, Dr. Thimmappa is not currently accepting new patients. If you are an existing patient, you may contact the office directly at 336-716-4171.

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