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Dr. Mehrdad Mark Mofid, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4150 Regents Park Row; Suite 300
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Mehrdad Mofid is a plastic surgery specialist. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mofid completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Mofid has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Mofid speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kian J Samimi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7629 Girard Avenue; Suite C3
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Kian Samimi works as a plastic surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Samimi include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated Dr. Samimi highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Samimi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Samimi is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Albert Kim Chaffoo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 330
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Richard Chaffoo is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Dr. Chaffoo's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Chaffoo's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott P Leary, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 650
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Scott Leary practices spine surgery and neurosurgery in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Leary's clinical interests include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Leary studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Leary trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leary honors. Dr. Leary has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Back Problems, Laminectomy, Neurosurgical Procedures, Spine Problems, Pituitary Tumor, Minimally ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,316
  • Medicare Cost: $612
Dr. Daniel Jonathan Brown, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 640
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Brown practices plastic surgery in La Jolla, CA. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Brown's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, Breast ... (Read more)

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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.