We found 9 providers matching flap reconstruction near Greenbrae, CA.

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Dr. Robert Glenn Aycock, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
575 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard; Suite 2
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Robert Aycock works as a plastic surgeon in Walnut Creek, CA and Greenbrae, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Aycock's professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He honors Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Aycock attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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

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Dr. Keith Alan Denkler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
275 Magnolia
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Keith Denkler is a Larkspur, CA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Denkler include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and spider veins. On average, patients gave Dr. Denkler a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Joseph's Hospital for residency. Dr. Denkler has received the following distinctions: San Francisco Super Doctors; the University of California, San Francisco Clinical Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery; and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Denkler (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Tancredi F D Amore, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
21 Tamal Vista Boulevard; Suite 103
Corte Madera, CA
 

Dr. Tancredi D'amore is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. Dr. D'amore accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Lausanne Faculty of Biology and Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. D'amore has received the following distinctions: San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. In addition to English, Dr. D'amore (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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

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Dr. Kimberly Anne Henry, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
350 Bon Air Road, Suite 1; Suite 1
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Henry, who practices in Greenbrae, CA, Petaluma, CA, and Davis, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Henry's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Henry has received distinctions including Best Plastic Surgeon, Marin County, 2006-2012; Chief Resident Senior Award; and Phi Beta Kappa. She is conversant in Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Marin General Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Cynthia Hom M. Goodman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1240 So. Eliseo Drive; Suite 201
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Cynthia Goodman is a plastic surgery specialist in Larkspur, CA and Greenbrae, CA. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goodman accepts. She has received professional recognition including the following: Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Scholarship Junior Award; Plastic Surgery Research Council, Best Student Presentation; and the University of California, Berkeley Most Outstanding pre-medical Alumni Scholar. Dr. Goodman is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Terry L Hand, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
900 S. Eliseo Drive; Suite 103
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Terry Hand specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital. Dr. Hand studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for his residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hand accepts Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hand's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Kyle Asher Belek, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
655 Redwood Highway; Suite 100
Mill Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kyle Belek is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Belek include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Belek is open to new patients. After attending the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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

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Dr. Hop N Le, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
99 Montecillo Road; Kaiser San Rafael Department of Plastic Surgery
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Hop Le is a plastic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and San Rafael, CA. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Le's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He takes Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
99 Montecillo Road; Department of Plastic Surgery
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Jann Johnson is a San Rafael, CA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Johnson studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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

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What is Flap Reconstruction?

Flap reconstruction is a surgical procedure in which healthy tissue is taken (or harvested) from one area of the body, called a donor site, and then transferred to a damaged area, or recipient site. The most common types of tissue used in flap reconstruction are skin, muscle, and a combination of skin and muscle, called musculocutaneous tissue. Flaps are like grafts in that they both involve harvesting and transferring tissue, but they differ in one important way. Flaps are placed onto the recipient site with their own blood supply, whereas grafts are not.

Flaps are used to reconstruct large or deep wounds, as well repair physical deformities. For example, some nasal defects can be corrected using forehead flaps. Another common procedure that uses flaps is breast reconstruction, which is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast after mastectomy (breast removal). The ability to use musculocutaneous tissue makes flaps ideal for this type of reconstructive surgery. In addition, the included blood supply in flaps brings needed oxygen and nutrients to the recipient site, promoting healing.

During flap surgery, an enormous amount of attention needs to be paid to the blood vessels (arteries, veins, and capillaries). To retain the flap’s blood supply, the surgeon might form a pedicle, which is a bridge of tissue and blood vessels that connects the flap to the site it originates from. The flap is connected to its blood supply through this pedicle. It is removed only after the surgical team has made sure that the flap has healed enough to survive without it. This type of flap is called a pedicled flap.

Blood vessels may also be detached from the flap when it is harvested, and then reattached at the new location. Since the flap is not pedicled to its donor site, it is referred to as a free flap. To be able to connect blood vessels with accuracy, surgeons must use very tiny tools and special microscopes. For this reason, this type of flap reconstruction is also often called microvascular flap surgery. One advantage of free or microvascular flaps is that they are ideal for repairing larger areas, like an extensive wound or defect on the leg.

Depending on how involved your flap reconstruction is, you may have to stay in the hospital for several days after the procedure. It may take six to eight weeks for the incisions to heal, and a year or more for the scars to fully fade.