We found 10 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Medicare near Thousand Oaks, CA.

Dr. David Duffield Hamlar Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
701 25th Avenue S, Park Plaza Building; Floor 2
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. David Hamlar specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamlar include facial problems, cleft lip and palate, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Hamlar is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Hamlar has received the following distinctions: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Air Medal Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hamlar's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Memorial Health Care, Fairview Southdale Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC).

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Relevant Interests: , free flap reconstruction

All Interests: Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Throat Problems, Craniofacial Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. John Robert Griffin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Griffin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Griffin is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryant Alexander Toth, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Bryant Toth's specialty is plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Toth average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Toth's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Toth is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Toth has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Toth (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Mini Tummy Tuck, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry K Fan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3300 Webster Street; Room 1109
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Larry Fan specializes in plastic surgery and practices in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Fan's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Fan studied medicine at Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Fan (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Fan's professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), St. Francis Hospital, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. His 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, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael G Cedars, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Michael Cedars is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Cedars is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Cedars's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahin M Javaheri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2999 Regent Street; Number 626
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Shahin Javaheri is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Javaheri is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Javaheri's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Javaheri (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). 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, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Donnis Stacy Hobson, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3300 Webster Street; Room 212
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Donnis Hobson is a plastic surgeon in Oakland, CA and San Mateo, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hobson include breast augmentation, general reconstruction, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hobson is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hobson's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and San Mateo Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Breast Reduction, Breast Implant Removal, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Kyle Asher Belek, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2999 Regent Street; Suite 401
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Kyle Belek's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Belek include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield. Dr. Belek attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Belek's professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other
275 W Macarthur
Oakland, CA
 

Clinical interests for Dr. Gary Salomon include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Salomon's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Salomon (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2450 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Jerold Kaplan is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Berkeley, CA. Dr. Kaplan graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His clinical interests include burns, reconstructive surgery, and wounds. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Health Net, Molina Healthcare, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Kaplan is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Wounds, Burns, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,460
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,269

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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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