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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
5080 Bayou Boulevard
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Teodoro Ortega is a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Ortega average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ortega include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Ortega is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ortega attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at Hamot Medical Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He is conversant in Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,911
  • Medicare Cost: $1,118
Dr. Peter Nielsen Butler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
543-a Fontaine Street
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Peter Butler practices plastic surgery in Pensacola, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Butler accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. William Beckett Henghold II, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
530 Fontaine Street
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. William Henghold specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery and practices in Pensacola, FL. Dr. Henghold is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $954 - $2,360
  • Medicare Cost: $476 - $1,063
Dr. Jocelyn Elizabeth Leveque, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
543 Fontaine Street; Suite A
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Jocelyn Leveque works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Gulf Breeze, FL and Pensacola, FL. Dr. Leveque has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

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

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

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5080 Bayou Boulevard
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Marcos Ortega practices plastic surgery in Pensacola, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ortega's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ortega graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (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.