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We found 6 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Everyday Health 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 surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery specialist. Dr. Papanicolaou (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Greek, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Papanicolaou include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Papanicolaou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health. He graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Summa Health System, and Orlando Regional Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Papanicolaou honors.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap 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 is an Orlando, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Newman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from 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

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 sees patients in Winter Park, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Florida Hospital Orlando. Dr. Joseph attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. Dr. Joseph's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joseph takes.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap 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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and general surgery; he sees patients in Orlando, FL and Maitland, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Cicilioni is affiliated with Orlando Health. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Cicilioni attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Cicilioni's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors 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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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Lauren Patrice Archer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2600 Lake Lucien Drive; Suite 180
Maitland, 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)

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Specializes in Other, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
515 W State Road 434; Suite 210
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Kemka Ogburia's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ogburia honors. He is a graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,305
  • Medicare Cost: $1,050

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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.