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We found 10 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Humana Catastrophic near Denver, CO.

Dr. Conrad Joseph Tirre, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1578 Humboldt Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Conrad Tirre's areas of specialization are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Denver, CO. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Tirre is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Alan Mouchantat, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
3280 Wadsworth Boulevard; Suite 100
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Richard Mouchantat, who practices in Wheat Ridge, CO, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mouchantat's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mouchantat completed residency programs at Baystate Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Mouchantat is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4545 E 9th Avenue; Suite 220
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Michael Bateman works as a plastic surgeon. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bateman honors. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Matthew B Baker, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4600 Hale Parkway; Suite 100
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Matthew Baker is a plastic surgery specialist in Littleton, CO and Denver, CO. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Baker is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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

All Interests: Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Breast Reduction, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Maria Rodgers, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4600 Hale Parkway; Suite 330
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Christine Rodgers' area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodgers include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Carroll Brown, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1601 E 19th Avenue; Suite 5150
Denver, CO
 

Dr. William Brown is a Denver, CO physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Brown has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Fox Bershof, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
4500 E 9th Avenue; Suite 100
Denver, CO
 

Dr. John Bershof's specialty is plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Bershof's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. David Paul Schnur, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1578 Humboldt Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. David Schnur's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Denver, CO. Dr. Schnur is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Schnur include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

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

Dr. Stacey N Folk, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4700 Hale Parkway; Suite 520
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Stacey Folk is a plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Folk graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Folk is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1830 Franklin Street; Suite 450
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Thomas Mordick is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mordick has indicated that his clinical interests include general reconstruction, congenital hand surgery, and free flap breast reconstruction. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Microsurgery, General Reconstruction, Free Flap Breast Reconstruction, Head and Neck Cancer ... (Read more)

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What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.

There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A flap of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Stretching of the skin is done using expanders, which are similar to breast implants, except they increase in size when saltwater solution is injected into them. Many women also choose to combine the flap procedure with implant placement to achieve their desired result. Once the new breast shape is formed, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

Reconstruction may be done in a single surgery or broken up into multiple procedures:

  • Immediate reconstruction rebuilds the breast right after mastectomy. This method is not recommended if additional chemotherapy or radiation is needed after surgery.
  • Delayed reconstruction occurs after chemotherapy or radiation has been given. These treatments may decrease the volume or alter the color of the reconstructed breast, so they should be completed before the breast is rebuilt. This type of reconstruction may happen weeks, months, or even years after mastectomy.
  • Staged reconstruction splits the reconstructive process into two parts. The first part inserts temporary expanders to stretch the skin and is done immediately after breast removal surgery. The second part replaces the expanders with implants after chemotherapy or radiation treatments have been given.
Breast reconstruction is not perfect. The two breasts may not always look exactly identical, although they will be close. There may be small scars, and a loss of sensation in the reconstructed breast. A reconstructed breast will not produce milk, so you may have trouble breastfeeding. Still, reconstruction is a great option for women who want that part of their appearance back.