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We found 10 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Alan Y Lim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1020 29th Street; #600
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Alan Lim is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lim's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Lim's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Lee L. Q. Pu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2221 Stockton Boulevard; Uc Davis Plastic Surgery Suite 2123
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Lee Pu is a specialist in plastic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Pu attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center and Capital Medical University. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Pu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Pu speaks Mandarin.

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

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

Dr. Debra Jolyn Johnson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
95 Scripps Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Debra Johnson, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Before completing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Johnson attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wayne Ichiro Yamahata, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
95 Scripps Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Wayne Yamahata is a plastic surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. Dr. Yamahata is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Yamahata is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Dr. Yamahata has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Sheldon Wong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
2221 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Wong practices plastic surgery in Sacramento, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Wong attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Wong average 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Rahim S Nazerali, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2221 Stockton Boulevard; Room 2125
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Rahim Nazerali is a plastic surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Stanford, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Nazerali include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring after weight loss. Dr. Nazerali accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Nazerali speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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

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

Dr. Scott Douglas Green, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
95 Scripps Drive
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Scott Green works as a plastic surgeon in Sacramento, CA. He attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Green completed his residency training at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Clinical interests for Dr. Green include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Green is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Jeffrey Aaron Sweat, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3000 Q Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sweat's medical specialty is plastic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sweat at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sweat is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2221 Stockton Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Eiler Sommerhaug works as a plastic surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Sommerhaug is professionally affiliated with Sutter Health. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Sommerhaug has a closed panel. He graduated from Albany Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Sommerhaug speaks Norwegian.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2221 Stockton Boulevard; Room 2125
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. David Sahar is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sahar include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Sahar studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, Cosmetic Surgery, 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.