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We found 5 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1477 near Largo, FL.

Dr. Eric Isaac Egozi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1608 Gulf To Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Eric Egozi works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Clearwater, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Egozi include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Egozi attended Emory University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Nicolas Pablo Villanustre, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
501 S Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Nicolas Villanustre sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Villanustre is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and the University of the Republic Faculty of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Villanustre honors 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: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Lauren Patrice Archer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
8250 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 250
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Lauren Archer works as a plastic surgeon. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Archer graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Archer's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. The average patient rating for Dr. Archer is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Christopher Michael Newman, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1875 Indian Rocks Road S
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Newman is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Newman is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newman include breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dupuytren's contracture. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Doctors Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Newman accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , pedicled skin flap reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Lymphadenectomy, Cosmetic Surgery, Burns, Facelift, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Patrick McCune, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Robert McCune's specialty is plastic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Albany Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCune include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. McCune honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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