We found 6 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Medicare near Jupiter, FL.

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Dr. Drew Evan Schnitt, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
6650 West Indiantown Road; Suite 110
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Drew Schnitt works as a hand surgeon, pediatric plastic surgeon, and head and neck plastic surgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Schnitt a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, and Memorial Hospital West. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schnitt accepts. Dr. Schnitt obtained his medical school training at Eastern Virginia Medical School and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. Schnitt (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Alan Rankin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
641 University Boulevard; Suite 103
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. David Rankin, who practices in Jupiter, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Rankin trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. The average patient rating for Dr. Rankin is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rankin takes. Dr. Rankin has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, and JFK Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Kim Edward Koger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
210 Jupiter Lakes Boulevard; Building 5000 Suite 202
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Kim Koger is a specialist in plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Koger is professionally affiliated with Jupiter Medical Center. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Koger studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold Bafitis, MPH, MD, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4601 Military Trail; 208
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Harold Bafitis' area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Bafitis's areas of expertise include facial problems, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction revision , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robin A Sykes, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2055 Military Trail; Suite 305
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Robin Sykes is a specialist in plastic surgery. She works in Jupiter, FL. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Sykes accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Jason Scott Cooper, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3535 Military Trail; #204
Jupiter, FL
 

Dr. Jason Cooper's specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Cooper is affiliated with Jupiter Medical Center. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. Dr. Cooper's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction revision , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Butt Augmentation, ... (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.

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