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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's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Mofid's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Mofid performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Mofid welcomes 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's specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Samimi include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Samimi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Samimi attended the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Samimi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Samimi's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Samimi's office for an appointment.

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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 medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Chaffoo average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Chaffoo include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Naval Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Chaffoo is open to 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 specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery and practices in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Leary include laminectomy, neurosurgery, and pituitary tumor. Patient reviews placed Dr. Leary at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Leary is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Leary is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Back Problems, Laminectomy, Neurosurgery, Spine Problems, Pituitary Tumor, Minimally Invasive Spine ... (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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Brown's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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.