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

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

Dr. John Fezza works as an ocular plastic surgeon in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, birthmark removal, and dermabrasion. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, Dr. Fezza performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Fezza has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

Dr. Nicholas Monsul's areas of specialization are ophthalmology (eye disease) and head & neck plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Monsul focuses on glaucoma, skin rejuvenation, and botox injection. Dr. Monsul accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Monsul performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

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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. Melinda Lacerna Lirag Lacerna-Kimbrell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1274 N. Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Melinda Kimbrell's medical specialty is plastic surgery. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Kimbrell's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Kimbrell 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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Pec ... (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 in Sarasota, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Adamson include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Adamson 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.

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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)

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

Dr. Stefan Adair's specialty is plastic surgery. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Adair's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Adair accepts 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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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Alissa Marie Shulman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Alissa Shulman is a specialist in plastic surgery. She works in Sarasota, FL. She is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Clinical interests for Dr. Shulman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Marguerite Pearl Barnett, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1715 Stickney Point Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Marguerite Barnett is a plastic surgeon in Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL. Dr. Barnett's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. She is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barnett is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and BlueSelect, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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)

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

Dr. John Strausser works as a plastic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Doctors Hospital of Sarasota. Dr. Strausser graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. 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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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

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

Dr. Croce Patti works as a plastic surgeon and mohs skin cancer surgeon in Sarasota, FL. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Patti has received a 5.0 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $2,050
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,355

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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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