We found 7 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept CIGNA PPO near Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Roy W Hong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
795 El Camino Real; Encina Building
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Roy Hong is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hong include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hong is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Hong trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven J Bates, MS, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Steven Bates is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Bates is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. Dr. Bates is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin M Maser, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Maser works as a plastic surgeon in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. Dr. Maser is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Maser's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maser takes. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. John Patrick Connolly III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. John Connolly works as a plastic surgeon in Mountain View, CA, Los Gatos, CA, and Los Altos, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Connolly include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Connolly is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Connolly's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. David N White, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David White is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks French. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. White is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. White's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. White's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Johnny Tzer-Ren Chang, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Johnny Chang is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Chang honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Eyelid Problems, Burns, Facelift, Skin Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Cindy Lee Russell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Russell sees patients in Mountain View, CA and Los Altos, CA. Her medical specialty is plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Russell is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Russell is rated highly by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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.