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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 medical specialist in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Papanicolaou include breast reconstruction revision, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Papanicolaou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Papanicolaou 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. Dr. Papanicolaou (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Brian Joseph is a plastic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Joseph include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Joseph accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Joseph is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Voted Best Plastic Surgeon Orlando Magazine; Vitals Voted Best Doctor 5 years in a row; and Vitals Voted Most Compassionate Doctor. Dr. Joseph is affiliated with Orlando Health and Florida Hospital Orlando.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Nipple ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Charles Newman's specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Newman is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He 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, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Sclerotherapy, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Cicilioni is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Cicilioni attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 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. Cicilioni accepts.

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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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Archer's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Archer include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Archer attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Kemka Ogburia sees patients in Longwood, FL. His medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ogburia attended medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

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  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,305
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.

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