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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 practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Hamlar trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include facial problems, cleft lip and palate, and minimally invasive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hamlar average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Air Medal Operation Iraqi Freedom. He speaks Spanish. His 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, Hand Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Griffin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Griffin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a plastic surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Chung average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Chung attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin.

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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 works as a plastic surgeon in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. After attending Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Fan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Fan (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Fan is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He 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. Bryant Alexander Toth, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Bryant Toth is a plastic surgeon in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave Dr. Toth an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Toth attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Toth (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Toth is accepting 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, who practices in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Orinda, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients gave Dr. Cedars an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Cedars attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. 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 is open to 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. She works in Oakland, CA and San Mateo, CA. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hobson's 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 accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Her practice is open to 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. Shahin M Javaheri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2999 Regent Street; Number 626
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Shahin Javaheri is a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Berkeley, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Fairfield, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Javaheri include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Javaheri honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Javaheri (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He has an open panel.

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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 works as a plastic surgeon. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Belek takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Belek trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is accepting 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, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other
275 W Macarthur
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Gary Salomon is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Salomon is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Salomon (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Kaplan focuses on burns, reconstructive surgery, and wounds. Dr. Kaplan is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He accepts the following insurance: Health Net, Molina Healthcare, and Medicare. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Kaplan studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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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 physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She takes Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Yokoo graduated from 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.