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We found 8 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Orlando, FL.

Dr. Richard David Klein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
77 W Underwood Street; 4th Floor
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Richard Klein practices plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Klein include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Klein is affiliated with Orlando Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Klein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,690
  • Medicare Cost: $1,407
Dr. Luis J Herrera, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1400 S. Orange Ave. Mp-700
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Luis Herrera's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic 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. Dr. Herrera attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Herrera is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,277
  • Medicare Cost: $709
Dr. Charles Edwin Newman Jr Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
444 N Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Charles Newman's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Newman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Newman studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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

Dr. Brian Joseph practices plastic surgery in Winter Park, FL. Dr. Joseph attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Clinical interests for Dr. Joseph include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Joseph's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orlando Health and Florida Hospital Orlando.

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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. Orlando Joseph Cicilioni Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
2501 N Orange Avenue; Suite 209
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Orlando Cicilioni practices plastic surgery and general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Cicilioni is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cicilioni attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training 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. Kenneth Robert Lee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
77 W Underwood Street; 4th Floor
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Lee's specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Lee graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. He trained at Orlando Health for residency. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn Reconstruction, Facelift, Skin ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,690
  • Medicare Cost: $1,260
Dr. Jeffery Michael Feiner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
77 W Underwood Street; 4th Floor
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Feiner practices plastic surgery in Orlando, FL. He is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feiner takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,690
  • Medicare Cost: $1,486
Dr. George Haynes Pope, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
3872 Oakwater Circle
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. George Pope is a specialist in plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. Dr. Pope 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. Dr. Pope studied medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. For his residency, Dr. Pope trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

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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.