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We found 13 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 and practices in Saint Paul, MN, Se Minneapolis, MN, and Robbinsdale, MN. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, cleft lip and palate, and minimally invasive surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hamlar takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Air Medal Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dr. Hamlar speaks Spanish. Dr. Hamlar is affiliated with 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, Hand Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Griffin attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Griffin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Griffin has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Griffin is 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. Lynn Jen Chung, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
275 W Macarthur
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Chia Chung specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Chung average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Chung is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Chung is conversant in Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Larry Fan practices plastic surgery. Dr. Fan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patient ratings for Dr. Fan average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. Dr. Fan 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. Bryant Alexander Toth, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Bryant Toth's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Toth an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Toth (or staff) is conversant in French and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) 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: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Cedars works as a plastic surgeon in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Orinda, CA. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Cedars include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient ratings for Dr. Cedars average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cedars has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Donnis Hobson is a specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Hobson has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include breast augmentation, general reconstruction, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and San Mateo Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Hobson completed her residency training at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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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. David Sangook Chang, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3300 Webster Street; Suite 212
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. David Chang sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Chang graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Shahin Javaheri works as a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Berkeley, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Fairfield, CA. Dr. Javaheri (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Javaheri is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Javaheri honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. 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, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,800
  • Medicare Cost: $1,168
Dr. Kyle Asher Belek, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2320 Woolsey Street; Suite 202
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Kyle Belek is a plastic surgery specialist in Mill Valley, CA and Berkeley, CA. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. 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. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Belek's office for an appointment.

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

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

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Specializes in Other
275 W Macarthur
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Gary Salomon attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Salomon is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. Dr. Salomon (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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)

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

Dr. Jerold Kaplan is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include burns, reconstructive surgery, and wounds. Dr. Kaplan's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Health Net, Molina Healthcare, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Kaplan is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,460
  • Medicare Cost: $1,269
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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
901 Nevin Avenue
Richmond, CA
 

Dr. Karen Yokoo is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Yokoo's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Thigh Lift, General Reconstruction, Tummy Tuck, Body Contouring after Weight Loss, ... (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.