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Dr. Michael Karim Newman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
9401 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 105
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Michael Newman's specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Newman takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Newman is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Patient's Choice Award; Compassionate Doctor Award; and Super Doctors List. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Newman has an open panel.

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

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

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

Dr. Lisa Jewell specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Jewell is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jewell attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. 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, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (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 is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Dr. Anastasatos's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Anastasatos trained at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Anastasatos is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast ... (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 is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. Dr. Goldberg is conversant in Vietnamese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldberg include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. She trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for her residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Goldberg at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has received distinctions including Scholastic Honors Award from the University of California Davis and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Dr. Goldberg has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Dresner works as an ocular plastic surgeon. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dresner include eyelid retraction repair, thyroid problems, and juvederm. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dresner's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Dresner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Eye ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $3,278
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,007
Dr. Fadi Chahin, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
465 N Roxbury Drive; Suite 1020
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Fadi Chahin's area of specialization is head & neck plastic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Chahin accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Chahin is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chahin's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Butt Augmentation, Chin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Sundine's specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients rated Dr. Sundine highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sundine graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (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 is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coleman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and breast reconstruction revision. Dr. Coleman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, and more. Dr. Coleman has received professional recognition including the following: Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons; Fellow, American College of Surgeons; and Member, American Society of Surgery for the Hand. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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. 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. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. La Via accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. La Via speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. La Via's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip Implants, Chin ... (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.

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