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We found 9 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept United Healthcare near Santa Monica, CA.

Dr. Lisa Lynn Hochderffer, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2825 Santa Monica Blvd 303
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Jewell sees patients in Torrance, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Her medical specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jewell's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jewell is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For her residency, Dr. Jewell trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Jewell welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Steven Charles Dresner, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
2121 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 301
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Steven Dresner's specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Dresner trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. He has a special interest in plastic surgery procedures and thyroid problems. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Dresner has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Dresner welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Problems, Botox Injection, Eye Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Facial ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,278
  • Medicare Cost: $1,007
Dr. Michael Karim Newman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
9401 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 105
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Michael Newman works as a plastic surgeon. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Newman's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians, and Community Hospital Long Beach. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Newman is open to new patients. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Dr. Newman's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. John Michael Anastasatos, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
436 N. Bedford Drive; Suite 209
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. John Anastasatos' areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anastasatos include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. Dr. Anastasatos is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Anastasatos's education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Anastasatos is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Mytien Thi Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
436 N Bedford Drive; Suite 104
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Mytien Goldberg works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. She is conversant in Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldberg include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Goldberg's training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Michael J. James Sundine, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
436 Bedford Drive 207
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Michael Sundine's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Sundine include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Sundine attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sundine is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. James F Coleman Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1301 20th Street; Suite 440
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. James Coleman's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Orange, CA, Santa Monica, CA, and Tustin, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and breast reconstruction revision. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare PPO. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Coleman completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and Cedars-Sinai.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Reconstruction Revision, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Wrist Fracture, Deviated ... (Read more)

Dr. Fadi Chahin, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
465 N Roxbury Drive; Suite 1020
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Fadi Chahin is a head and neck plastic surgeon. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Chahin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Chahin is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Anna C Charlotta La Via, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 11180w
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Anna La Via is a specialist in plastic surgery. She works in Santa Monica, CA. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. La Via is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She speaks Spanish. Dr. La Via welcomes new patients.

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

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