We found 9 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum EPO near Palm Springs, FL.

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Dr. Andrew Hal Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
9897 Hagen Ranch Road
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Rosenthal is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Rosenthal is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenthal is professionally affiliated with Delray Medical Center, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, and West Boca Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dov Israel Eidelman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1620 S. Congress; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Dov Eidelman is a specialist in plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Eidelman at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His professional affiliations include Bethesda Health, Palms West Hospital, and JFK Medical Center. Dr. Eidelman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Alan Barth Pillersdorf, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Alan Pillersdorf is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pillersdorf is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Pillersdorf is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bethesda Health and Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY).

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Kris M Reddy, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1501 Forest Hill Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Kris Reddy is a West Palm Beach, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Reddy average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Reddy's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and BlueSelect, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Andhra Medical College. Dr. Reddy's distinctions include: Realself 100 Professional Recognition: Fellow, American College of Surgeons; Fellow, International College of Surgeons; and Allergan Diamond Status 10 Best in Client Satisfaction: American Institute of Plastic Surgeons. He is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. William Joseph Vinyard, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. William Vinyard is a specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vinyard accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Vinyard studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Vinyard (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Luis Antonio Vinas, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
550 S Quadrille Boulevard; Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Luis Vinas' area of specialization is plastic surgery. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Vinas include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients rated Dr. Vinas highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Vinas's professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital and JFK Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Jose Alberto Alberto Navarro, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Jose Navarro is a plastic surgery specialist in Palm Springs, FL and Wellington, FL. Dr. Navarro's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His professional affiliations include Palms West Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, and JFK Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. 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

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Dr. Hatem Ahmed Abou-Sayed, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1620 South Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Hatem Abou-Sayed's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Abou-Sayed's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abou-Sayed 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 Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Ernesto Hayn, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Hayn is a plastic surgery specialist in Palm Springs, FL and Wellington, FL. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Hayn accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and Ponce School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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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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