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We found 5 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Gainesville, FL.

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Dr. Bruce Allen Mast, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Bruce Mast's specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Mast include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mast honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Mast's distinctions include: Castle Connelly Top Doctor; America's Top Surgeons; and America's Top Cosmetic Surgeons. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Loretta Mary Coady Fariborzian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Loretta Coady-Fariborzian's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Coady-Fariborzian's areas of expertise include the following: carpal tunnel surgery, free flap breast reconstruction, and TRAM flap breast reconstruction. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Coady-Fariborzian include: Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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

All Interests: Dupuytren's Contracture, Skin Cancer, Free Flap Breast Reconstruction, TRAM Flap Breast ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4500 Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jason Rosenberg is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. Dr. Rosenberg graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn Reconstruction, Arm Lift, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. John William Tyrone III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1204 Nw 69th Terrace; Suite F
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. John Tyrone is a plastic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Tyrone is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Tyrone include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Kyle Christian Balch, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6717 Nw 11th Place, Suite A; Suite A
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Kyle Balch is an ophthalmologist in Gainesville, FL. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Balch's clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Balch takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,788
  • Medicare Cost: $1,087

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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.