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We found 6 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Bonita Springs, FL.

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Dr. Michael Kwangsoo Kim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
26800 South Tamiami Trail
Bonita Springs, FL
 

Dr. Michael Kim's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Fort Myers, FL, Cape Coral, FL, and Bonita Springs, FL. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Cape Coral Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) and a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Kim attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Phillip Gross, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
26800 South Tamiami Trail; Suite 360
Bonita Springs, FL
 

Dr. Michael Gross works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Gross's professional affiliations include Novant Health Prince William Medical Center and Sentara Potomac Hospital. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gross trained at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Patient ratings for Dr. Gross average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gross takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,354
  • Medicare Cost: $1,117
Dr. Jon Ryan Jackson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1890 Sw Health Parkway; Suite 301
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Jon Jackson is a specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Jackson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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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. Robert John Brueck, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
26800 South Tamiami Trail
Bonita Springs, FL
 

Dr. Robert Brueck's specialty is plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. Dr. Brueck's professional affiliations include Cape Coral Hospital and Lee Memorial Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For his professional training, Dr. Brueck completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Willis Goodrich Eshbaugh Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1015 Crosspointe Drive
Naples, FL
 

Dr. W. Eshbaugh practices plastic surgery. Dr. Eshbaugh attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eshbaugh include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient ratings for Dr. Eshbaugh average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eshbaugh honors.

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Clinical Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 150
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,127 - $1,455
  • Medicare Cost: $1,097 - $1,436
Dr. Robert George Chami, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1015 Crosspointe Drive
Naples, FL
 

Dr. Robert Chami specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Naples, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chami include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave Dr. Chami a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Chami (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Butt ... (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.