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 is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Saint Paul, MN, Se Minneapolis, MN, and Robbinsdale, MN. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamlar include facial problems, cleft lip and palate, and minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with North Memorial Health Care, Fairview Southdale Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hamlar is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hamlar trained 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.

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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 surgeon and hand surgeon in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Griffin has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Griffin takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Griffin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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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. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Toth attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Toth honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Toth (or staff) speaks French and Italian. Dr. Toth's professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) 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, 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 sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Fan's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. The average patient rating for Dr. Fan is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Fan performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Fan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. His professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), St. Francis Hospital, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Fan 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. Michael G Cedars, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Michael Cedars' area of specialization is plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Cedars is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Cedars's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Cedars graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Cedars has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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 plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Berkeley, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Fairfield, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Javaheri's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Javaheri takes. Dr. Javaheri's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Javaheri (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian.

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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 specialist in plastic surgery. She works in Oakland, CA and San Mateo, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hobson include breast augmentation, general reconstruction, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Hobson honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and San Mateo Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 practices plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Marin General Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Belek is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Belek attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school.

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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
 

Dr. Gary Salomon (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Salomon graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and more.

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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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Berkeley, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaplan include burns, reconstructive surgery, and wounds. He is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Kaplan studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kaplan is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Health Net, Molina Healthcare, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Kaplan has an open panel.

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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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