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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 sees patients in Rancho Mirage, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained 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 for residency. Dr. Sofonio's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Sofonio is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He welcomes 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's specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Hayduke is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hayduke honors. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland's residency program.

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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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Zacher takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Mount Carmel Health System and Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Zacher is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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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 physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Quardt has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Quardt include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Quardt accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. 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 surgeon in Beverly Hills, CA and Rancho Mirage, CA. Dr. Chopra's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Chopra average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Chopra has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chopra's office for an appointment.

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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 is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Rancho Mirage, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Hyams a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hyams has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish.

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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.