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

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Dr. John P Fezza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
2601 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. John Fezza is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, birthmark removal, and dermabrasion. Dr. Fezza's average patient rating is 3.5 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. Fezza takes. Dr. Fezza attended medical school at New York Medical College. He trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Clinical Interests: Dermabrasion, Juvederm, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Brow Lift, Restylane, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $2,388
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,169
Dr. Melinda Lacerna Lirag Lacerna-Kimbrell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1274 N. Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Melinda Lacerna-Kimbrell's area of specialization is plastic surgery. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lacerna-Kimbrell takes. She attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas Themis Monsul, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2068 Hawthorne Street; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Monsul is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Monsul's areas of expertise include glaucoma, skin rejuvenation, and botox injection. He is professionally affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Monsul trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Monsul 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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Clinical Interests: Migraine, Skin Rejuvenation, Botox Injection, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 49
  • Charge (avg.): $2,392 - $2,449
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $959 - $1,340
Dr. Stefan Rene Adair, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2677 S. Tamiami Trail; Unit 3
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Stefan Adair's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adair include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Adair attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. John L Strausser, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1900 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. John Strausser is a plastic surgeon. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Strausser's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He is professionally affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Doctors Hospital of Sarasota. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strausser takes. Dr. Strausser attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 60
  • Charge (avg.): $1,306 - $1,491
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,287 - $1,491
Dr. Marguerite Pearl Barnett, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1715 Stickney Point Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Marguerite Barnett specializes in plastic surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Barnett is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, BlueSelect, and more. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Barnett is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2750 Bahia Vista Street; Suite 250
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Croce Patti's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Patti graduated from New York Medical College. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patti accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $2,050
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,355
Dr. Alissa Marie Shulman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1950 Arlington Street; Sovereign Plastic Surgery Suite 112
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Alissa Shulman works as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Shulman has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shulman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Christopher Darrell Adamson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5741 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 510
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Adamson works as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Adamson's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Adamson studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (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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