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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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hamlar at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency 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. 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
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin's specialty is plastic surgery. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Griffin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Griffin's practice is open to 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. Dr. Toth's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Toth attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Toth (or staff) speaks French and Italian. He is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Toth has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Larry Fan is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fan's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. He is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), St. Francis Hospital, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Fan accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Fan (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Cedars is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Cedars include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. On average, patients gave Dr. Cedars a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Cedars is affiliated with 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 specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Berkeley, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Fairfield, CA. Dr. Javaheri's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. The average patient rating for Dr. Javaheri is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. 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 foreign languages: French and Persian. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kyle Belek specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Mill Valley, CA and Berkeley, CA. Dr. Belek's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Belek trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. 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, TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Dupuytren's ... (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. Dr. Hobson's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include breast augmentation, general reconstruction, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hobson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. 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)

Specializes in Other
275 W Macarthur
Oakland, CA
 

These areas are among Dr. Gary Salomon's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed Dr. Salomon at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and more. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Salomon (or staff) speaks 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 physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kaplan's clinical interests include burns and reconstructive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He accepts the following insurance: Health Net, Molina Healthcare, and Medicare. Dr. Kaplan is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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

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  • 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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