Finding Providers
loading

We found 5 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Maitland, FL.

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

Dr. Charles Newman's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Newman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

Read more

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 plastic surgeon and general surgeon in Orlando, FL and Maitland, FL. Patients gave Dr. Cicilioni an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Orlando Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Cicilioni trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

Read more

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. 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 specialist in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. Dr. Papanicolaou (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Greek, and French. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Papanicolaou is affiliated with Orlando Health. Before performing his residency at Summa Health System, Dr. Papanicolaou attended the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Lauren Archer specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Archer obtained her medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Archer honors. She is affiliated with Largo Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Saulius Jurgis Jankauskas, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
521 W State Road 434
Longwood, FL
 

Dr. Saulius Jankauskas is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Jankauskas's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He 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 Gold. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.