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Dr. Stephen Anthony Wolfe, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
3100 Sw 62 Avenue, Mch Plastic Surgery; Suite 2230
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Wolfe is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. He works in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Wolfe's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and thyroid problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Wolfe attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wolfe's distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Wolfe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Wolfe is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. William Scott McDonald, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3661 S Miami Avenue; Suite 509
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William McDonald is a plastic surgeon. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. 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. McDonald attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Randy Bruce Miller, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
150 W Flagler Street; Museum Tower, Penthouse
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Randy Miller's specialties are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Miami, FL, and Coconut Grove, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Miller graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Miller completed residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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. Onelio Garcia Jr Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7100 W 20th Avenue; Suite 110
Hialeah, FL
 

Dr. Onelio Garcia's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Garcia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garcia include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Garcia completed his residency training at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 HMO. His distinctions include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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

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

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Robert Marx's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He takes 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,050
  • Medicare Cost: $1,041

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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.