We found 4 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Tucson, AZ.

Showing 1-4 of 4
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Arun Jay Rao, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5170 E Glenn Street; Suite 100
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Arun Rao specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Rao is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Rao include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, Tucson Medical Center, and Northwest Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Rao completed his residency training at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. He has received the distinction of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine Top Plastic Surgeons. He speaks Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction revision , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Thomas Maloney Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
3170 N Swan Road
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Christopher Maloney's specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. He practices in Tucson, AZ. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Before completing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Maloney attended medical school at New York Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. The average patient rating for Dr. Maloney is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maloney honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America; Castle Connolly Top Doctors; and Arizona Daily Star Reader's Choice Award.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Armando J Alfaro Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2304 N. Rosemont Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Armando Alfaro's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Alfaro include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patient ratings for Dr. Alfaro average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Alfaro's training includes residency programs at Strong Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Alfaro's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Tucson Medical Center, and St. Mary's Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Chin Implants, Nipple ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie Michelle Moenster, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
698 E Wetmore Road; Suite 310
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Jamie Moenster practices plastic surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moenster include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Moenster honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Moenster trained at South Pointe Hospital for residency. She has received distinctions including "Resident Achievement Award by the ACOS," and "CORE / OUCOM Resident of the Year and Skills Lab Instructor of the Year," 2010 RealSelf Top Doctor.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Lip Implants, Sclerotherapy, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.

There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A flap of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Stretching of the skin is done using expanders, which are similar to breast implants, except they increase in size when saltwater solution is injected into them. Many women also choose to combine the flap procedure with implant placement to achieve their desired result. Once the new breast shape is formed, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

Reconstruction may be done in a single surgery or broken up into multiple procedures:

  • Immediate reconstruction rebuilds the breast right after mastectomy. This method is not recommended if additional chemotherapy or radiation is needed after surgery.
  • Delayed reconstruction occurs after chemotherapy or radiation has been given. These treatments may decrease the volume or alter the color of the reconstructed breast, so they should be completed before the breast is rebuilt. This type of reconstruction may happen weeks, months, or even years after mastectomy.
  • Staged reconstruction splits the reconstructive process into two parts. The first part inserts temporary expanders to stretch the skin and is done immediately after breast removal surgery. The second part replaces the expanders with implants after chemotherapy or radiation treatments have been given.
Breast reconstruction is not perfect. The two breasts may not always look exactly identical, although they will be close. There may be small scars, and a loss of sensation in the reconstructed breast. A reconstructed breast will not produce milk, so you may have trouble breastfeeding. Still, reconstruction is a great option for women who want that part of their appearance back.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.