We found 6 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near San Diego, CA.

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Dr. Asa Dan Morton III, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3939 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Asa Morton sees patients in San Diego, CA and Escondido, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. In Dr. Morton's practice, he is particularly interested in lacrimal (tearing system) surgery, eye problems, and laser surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Morton's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Laser Surgery, Cosmetic Procedures, Lacrimal Surgery, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,750
  • Medicare Cost: $884
Dr. James Jee-Ling Chao, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. James Chao specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and NYU Langone Medical Center. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, botulinum toxin injection, and breast augmentation. Dr. Chao honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Chao is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. William Steven Umansky, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
299 Landis Avenue; Suite 102
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. William Umansky is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in La Jolla, CA and Chula Vista, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Umansky is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Umansky's office for an appointment. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Kian J Samimi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
711 4th Avenue; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Kian Samimi is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He attended the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Samimi include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Samimi's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Samimi is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Samimi welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. John George Apostolides, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1322 Scott Street; Suite 102
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. John Apostolides is a plastic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Apostolides is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Apostolides include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Apostolides is conversant in French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Apostolides is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Diana M Breister Ghosh, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2275 Rio Bonito Way; Suite 220
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Diana Breister-Ghosh's medical specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Breister-Ghosh's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is a graduate of New York Medical College.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, Endoscopic ... (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.