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We found 5 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Anthem Blue Cross EPO near La Jolla, CA.

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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 specialist in plastic surgery. He works in La Jolla, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mofid at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mofid graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Mofid is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He is accepting 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 is a plastic surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Samimi average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Samimi's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Samimi takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French.

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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's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in La Jolla, CA and Murrieta, CA. Dr. Chaffoo graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Chaffoo is accepting new patients.

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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's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. Dr. Leary is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Leary is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 sees patients in La Jolla, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Brown an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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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.