We found 9 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 plastic surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Lim average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Lim trained at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting new patients.

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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 plastic surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pu accepts. Dr. Pu studied medicine at Peking University Health Science Center and Capital Medical University. Dr. Pu completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He 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's specialty is plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Johnson accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Johnson attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally 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. Dr. Yamahata has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Yamahata include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yamahata accepts. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Yamahata has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Scott Green's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Green's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for residency. Dr. Green has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Michael Wong works as a plastic surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors. Dr. Wong attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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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 works as a plastic surgeon in Sacramento, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Stanford, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring after weight loss. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Nazerali graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, Dr. Nazerali speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Eiler Sommerhaug specializes in plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sommerhaug's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Health. Dr. Sommerhaug is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Sommerhaug attended medical school at Albany Medical College. In addition to English, 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 specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Sahar is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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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.