We found 12 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's areas of specialization are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Saint Paul, MN, Se Minneapolis, MN, and Robbinsdale, MN. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include facial problems, cleft lip and palate, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Hamlar honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Howard University College of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hamlar include: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Air Medal Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dr. Hamlar speaks Spanish. He 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 is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Griffin has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Griffin welcomes 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 works as a plastic surgeon in Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Chung is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chung include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Chung is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Chung attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. She is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Chung welcomes 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's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Fan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Fan's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is a graduate of 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). Dr. Fan has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fan accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. 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, 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. Dr. Toth (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Italian. These areas are among Dr. Toth's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Toth attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Toth average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Toth accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Toth has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He welcomes 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' specialty is plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Cedars is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cedars include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Dr. Cedars has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 physician who specializes in plastic surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: breast augmentation, general reconstruction, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). The average patient rating for Dr. Hobson is 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hobson honors. Before completing her residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hobson attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Hobson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and San Mateo Medical Center. She is open to 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. Shahin M Javaheri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2999 Regent Street; Number 626
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Shahin Javaheri's specialties are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Javaheri's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Javaheri (or staff) speaks French and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Javaheri welcomes 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
2999 Regent Street; Suite 401
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Kyle Belek is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Belek include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Belek is open to new patients. After attending the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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 (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Salomon include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Salomon studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Berkeley, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kaplan include burns, reconstructive surgery, and wounds. Patient ratings for Dr. Kaplan average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaplan accepts Health Net, Molina Healthcare, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Kaplan is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Richmond, CA. Dr. Yokoo attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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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.