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

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

Dr. Richard Klein practices plastic surgery in Orlando, FL and Tampa, FL. Dr. Klein (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Orlando Health. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Klein takes 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, TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Brian Joseph is a plastic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Joseph include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Joseph accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Joseph is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Voted Best Plastic Surgeon Orlando Magazine; Vitals Voted Best Doctor 5 years in a row; and Vitals Voted Most Compassionate Doctor. Dr. Joseph is affiliated with Orlando Health and Florida Hospital Orlando.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Nipple ... (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. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Newman is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors 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: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Sclerotherapy, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis J Herrera, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1400 S. Orange Ave. Mp-700
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Luis Herrera is a physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Herrera is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $4,277
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $709
Dr. Jeffery Michael Feiner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
77 W Underwood Street; 4th Floor
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Feiner's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: tummy tuck revision, general reconstruction, and breast reconstruction revision. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feiner honors. Dr. Feiner is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Feiner completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Feiner is affiliated with South Lake Hospital.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Nipple Surgery, ... (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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Cicilioni is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Cicilioni attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cicilioni accepts.

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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. He attended Northeast Ohio Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Orlando Health. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Lee accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Lee is 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)

Dr. George Haynes Pope, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
3872 Oakwater Circle
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. George Pope is a plastic surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. Dr. Pope is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. Dr. Pope 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 studied medicine at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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.

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