We found 5 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Molina Healthcare HMO near Loma Linda, CA.

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Dr. Subhas Chandra Gupta, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
11370 Anderson Street; Suite 2100
Loma Linda, CA
 

Dr. Subhas Gupta's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. After attending McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Gupta completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gupta takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Duncan Alexander Gn Miles, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
555 Cajon Street; Suite B
Redlands, CA
 

Dr. Duncan Miles practices plastic surgery in Redlands, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Miles is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miles include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Gurmander S Kohli, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
11370 Anderson Street; Suite 2100
Loma Linda, CA
 

Dr. Gurmander Kohli practices facial plastic surgery and hand surgery in Loma Linda, CA and Corona, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Kohli takes Guardian, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Glasgow School of Medicine. Dr. Kohli completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. His distinctions include: American Cancer Society; Fellow Maliniac Circle of the American Soceity Of Plastic Surgeons, Inc.; and Sponsor: Plastic Surgery Education Foundation. Dr. Kohli (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Persian. Dr. Kohli 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)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
11201 Benton Street
Loma Linda, CA
 

Dr. Jared Inman's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Inman is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Inman trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,105
  • Medicare Cost: $846
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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
11175 Campus Street
Loma Linda, CA
 

Dr. Hahns Kim's specialty is plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Dr. Kim attended Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Kim's 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.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (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.