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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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and general surgery; he sees patients in Miami, FL. Dr. Wolfe (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wolfe include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and thyroid problems. Dr. Wolfe is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wolfe 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. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Wolfe has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors.

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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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. McDonald include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. McDonald's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. He accepts 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: , 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 Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
150 W Flagler Street; Museum Tower, Penthouse
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Randy Miller is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Miller average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Miller attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital.

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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 is a plastic surgery specialist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Garcia include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. 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. Before completing his residency at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, Dr. Garcia attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His distinctions include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Garcia (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Garcia's professional affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital.

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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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in Miami, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.