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We found 6 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Rancho Mirage, CA.

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Dr. Mark Vincent Sofonio, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
39000 Bob Hope Drive, Kiewit Building; Suite 407
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Mark Sofonio, who practices in Rancho Mirage, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sofonio include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Sofonio attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sofonio accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Andrew John-Haidukewyc Hayduke, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
39000 Bob Hope Drive; Suite K206
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Hayduke practices plastic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hayduke include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Hayduke is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hayduke is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. 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, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Judith B Zacher, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
43585 Monterey Avenue; Suite 7
Palm Desert, CA
 

Dr. Judith Zacher is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Zacher graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. She trained at Mount Carmel Health System and Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Zacher is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Breast Reduction, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Suzanne Marie Quardt, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
70-017 Highway 111; Suite 1
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Suzanne Quardt is a plastic surgeon in Downey, CA and Rancho Mirage, CA. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Quardt include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Quardt has an open panel. Her education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Quardt has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Ritu Chopra, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
71949 Highway 111; Suite 300
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. Ritu Chopra is a plastic surgery specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Chopra is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Chopra attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. David Michael Hyams, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
39000 Bob Hope Drive; Kiewit Building, Suite 207
Rancho Mirage, CA
 

Dr. David Hyams practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Hyams is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Hyams attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hyams is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,210
  • Medicare Cost: $1,602

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What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.

There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A flap of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Stretching of the skin is done using expanders, which are similar to breast implants, except they increase in size when saltwater solution is injected into them. Many women also choose to combine the flap procedure with implant placement to achieve their desired result. Once the new breast shape is formed, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

Reconstruction may be done in a single surgery or broken up into multiple procedures:

  • Immediate reconstruction rebuilds the breast right after mastectomy. This method is not recommended if additional chemotherapy or radiation is needed after surgery.
  • Delayed reconstruction occurs after chemotherapy or radiation has been given. These treatments may decrease the volume or alter the color of the reconstructed breast, so they should be completed before the breast is rebuilt. This type of reconstruction may happen weeks, months, or even years after mastectomy.
  • Staged reconstruction splits the reconstructive process into two parts. The first part inserts temporary expanders to stretch the skin and is done immediately after breast removal surgery. The second part replaces the expanders with implants after chemotherapy or radiation treatments have been given.
Breast reconstruction is not perfect. The two breasts may not always look exactly identical, although they will be close. There may be small scars, and a loss of sensation in the reconstructed breast. A reconstructed breast will not produce milk, so you may have trouble breastfeeding. Still, reconstruction is a great option for women who want that part of their appearance back.