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Dr. Drew Evan Schnitt, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, General Surgery, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1150 N 35th Avenue; Suite 490
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Drew Schnitt's specialties are hand surgery, general surgery, and pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. He attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and subsequently trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport for residency. Dr. Schnitt's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Schnitt (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, and Memorial Hospital West.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alberto Sergio Santibanez-Gallerani, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
21150 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 200
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Gallerani sees patients in Aventura, FL and Miami, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gallerani include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar and Memorial Hospital West. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Gallerani's training includes residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Gallerani has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Yoav Barnavon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
1150 North 35th Avenue; Suite 550
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Yoav Barnavon's area of specialization is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Barnavon has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barnavon include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Barnavon's distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Barnavon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Chinese.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andres Guillermo Sarraga, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
21110 Biscayne Boulevard; Suite 103
Aventura, FL
 

Dr. Andres Sarraga is a plastic surgery specialist in Aventura, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sarraga include breast reconstruction revision, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Sarraga has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Sarraga speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction Repair, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4330 Sheridan Street; 102
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Caplan's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Hollywood, FL. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Caplan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Caplan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, ... (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.

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