We found 4 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Cigna near Hartford, CT.
Dr. Alex Cech specializes in head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Farmington, CT and Glastonbury, CT. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Cech is affiliated with Hartford Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cech attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He speaks German.
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All Interests: Body Contouring, Rhinoplasty, Facial Problems, Facial Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Breast ... (Read more)
Dr. David Bass works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center and Albany Medical Center. Dr. Bass's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Eastern Connecticut Health Network and Hartford Hospital.
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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Nose Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)
Dr. Orlando Delucia sees patients in Farmington, CT, Glastonbury, CT, and Hartford, CT. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Delucia include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Delucia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Delucia is affiliated with Hartford Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction
All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)
Dr. Elise Gates is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Farmington, CT, Hartford, CT, and Enfield, CT. Dr. Gates's clinical interests encompass breast surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. She attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Baystate Medical Center for residency. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gates is accepting new patients.
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All Interests: Breast Surgery, Ultrasound, Breast Core Needle Biopsy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Breast Cancer, ... (Read more)
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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.