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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 surgeon, hand surgeon, and general surgeon. Dr. Papanicolaou (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Greek, and French. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Papanicolaou is professionally affiliated with Central Florida Regional Hospital and Orlando Health. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and 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. Dr. Papanicolaou is in-network for 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

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

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

Dr. Brian Joseph is a specialist in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Joseph's professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Florida Hospital Orlando. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. Charles Newman's specialty is plastic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Newman's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Orlando Health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Newman is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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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. 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cicilioni is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency 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

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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Archer's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Archer trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

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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 practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Ogburia studied medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ogburia takes.

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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.