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We found 11 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near Sarasota, FL.

Dr. John Paul Fezza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2601 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. John Fezza sees patients in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at New York Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Fezza's areas of expertise include plastic surgery procedures. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating 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. Fezza takes. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Clinical Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,388
  • Medicare Cost: $1,169
Dr. Daniel Anthony Deems, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other
8451 Shade Avenue; Suite 107
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Deems studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Deems is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,416 - $2,388
  • Medicare Cost: $639 - $1,194
Dr. Christopher Darrell Adamson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5741 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 510
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Adamson is a plastic surgeon in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Adamson's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Adamson attended medical school 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, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,363
  • Medicare Cost: $1,050
Dr. Alissa Marie Shulman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Alissa Shulman is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Shulman's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to 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)

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

Dr. Croce Patti's specialties are plastic surgery and MOHS-micrographic surgery. He practices in Sarasota, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patti is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at New York Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,050
  • Medicare Cost: $1,355
Dr. Marguerite Pearl Barnett, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1715 Stickney Point Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Marguerite Barnett is a plastic surgeon. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Barnett takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, BlueSelect, and more. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Barnett is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Hair Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Mercandetti, MBA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5741 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 320
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Michael Mercandetti is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Mercandetti's areas of expertise consist of plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,353
  • Medicare Cost: $1,157
Dr. Melinda L Lacerna Kimbrell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1274 N. Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Melinda Lacerna sees patients in Bradenton, FL and Sarasota, FL. Her medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lacerna include body contouring after weight loss, head and neck cancer reconstruction, and TRAM flap breast reconstruction. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Lacerna average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lacerna is an in-network provider for 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: Breast Implant Removal, Skin Cancer, Scar Revision, Body Contouring after Weight Loss, Head and ... (Read more)

Dr. Stefan Rene Adair, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2677 S. Tamiami Trail; Suite 3
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Stefan Adair specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Adair studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Adair is 4.0 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. Adair takes.

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

Dr. Nicholas Monsul specializes in head & neck plastic surgery. His clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Monsul attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Monsul 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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Clinical Interests: Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,392 - $2,449
  • Medicare Cost: $959 - $1,340
Dr. John L Strausser, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1900 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. John Strausser is a Sarasota, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Strausser average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,306 - $1,491
  • Medicare Cost: $1,287 - $1,491

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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.