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We found 9 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept BlueOptions All Copay 1505 near Palm Springs, FL.

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

Dr. Alan Pillersdorf's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and general surgery; he sees patients in Palm Springs, FL and Wellington, FL. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Pillersdorf include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pillersdorf accepts. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pillersdorf is affiliated with 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. Andrew Hal Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
9897 Hagen Ranch Road
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Rosenthal sees patients in Boca Raton, FL, Lake Worth, FL, and Boynton Beach, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Rosenthal is affiliated with Bethesda Health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenthal graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Dov Eidelman works as a plastic surgeon. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health. Dr. Eidelman attended medical school at Albany Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Eidelman is 4.0 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.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. William Vinyard is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Vinyard studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Vinyard include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Vinyard (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Vinyard is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kris Reddy sees patients in West Palm Beach, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and BlueSelect. Dr. Reddy is a graduate of Andhra Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Jose Navarro practices plastic surgery in Palm Springs, FL and Wellington, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health. Dr. Navarro studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Luis Vinas practices plastic surgery in West Palm Beach, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vinas include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Vinas completed his residency training at Nassau University Medical Center.

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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 practices plastic surgery in South Miami, FL, Boca Raton, FL, and Palm Springs, FL. Dr. Abou-Sayed has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at 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 specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Palm Springs, FL and Wellington, FL. He attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hayn include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hayn at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hayn accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is 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.