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We found 11 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1400 near Orlando, FL.

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

Dr. Richard Klein is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Orlando, FL and Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klein include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Klein graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Klein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Klein is professionally 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, 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 is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Herrera is affiliated with Orlando Health. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Herrera 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: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,277
  • Medicare Cost: $709
Dr. Brian Patrick Joseph, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
340 N Wymore Road
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. Brian Joseph sees patients in Winter Park, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health and Florida Hospital Orlando. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Joseph completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Joseph takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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. Charles Edwin Newman Jr Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
444 N 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.

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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. Donald Scott Rotatori, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
800 W Morse Boulevard; Suite #5
Winter Park, FL
 

Dr. D. Rotatori, who practices in Winter Park, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Rotatori is affiliated with Orlando Health. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Rotatori's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, Nose 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 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.

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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 sees patients in Orlando, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Orlando Health. 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. After completing medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University, he performed his residency at 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 specializes in plastic surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Feiner's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Feiner is professionally affiliated with South Lake Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,690
  • Medicare Cost: $1,486
Dr. Kendall Kyle Peters, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
801 N Orange Avenue; Suite 815
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. Kendall Peters is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Peters include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The average patient rating for Dr. Peters is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peters accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Peters attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Peters is affiliated with Orlando Health.

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

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

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

Dr. George Pope is an Orlando, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pope include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. 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. He attended Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Richard Arabitg, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
95 W Kaley Street
Orlando, FL
 

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

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