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We found 5 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare All Copay near Maitland, FL.

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Dr. George Dimitrios Papanicolaou, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
1000 N. Maitland Avenue; Suite B
Maitland, FL
 

Dr. George Papanicolaou is a plastic surgeon, hand surgeon, and general surgeon. Dr. Papanicolaou's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Summa Health System, and Orlando Regional Medical Center, Dr. Papanicolaou attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Papanicolaou (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and French. His professional affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Charles Edwin Newman Jr Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
444 North Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Charles Newman's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Newman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Newman studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Brian Patrick Joseph, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
340 N Wymore Road
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Brian Joseph practices plastic surgery in Winter Park, FL. Dr. Joseph attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Clinical interests for Dr. Joseph include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Joseph's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Florida Hospital Orlando.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Orlando Joseph Cicilioni Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
1000 N. Maitland Avenue; Suite B
Maitland, FL
 

Dr. Orlando Cicilioni practices plastic surgery and general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Cicilioni is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cicilioni attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,523
  • Medicare Cost: $1,680
Dr. Lauren Patrice Archer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2600 Lake Lucien Drive; Suite 180
Maitland, FL
 

Dr. Lauren Archer practices plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Archer include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Archer is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Archer attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Archer is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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