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 sees patients in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Fezza trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Fezza's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, birthmark removal, and dermabrasion. Dr. Fezza's average patient rating is 3.5 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. 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: 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 practices plastic surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Lacerna-Kimbrell 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. She studied medicine 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's areas of specialization are ophthalmology (eye disease) and head & neck plastic surgery. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma, skin rejuvenation, and botox injection. Dr. Monsul has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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. He is professionally 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. Stefan Rene Adair, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2677 S. Tamiami Trail; Unit 3
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Stefan Adair practices plastic surgery. Dr. Adair's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Adair include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. 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. Adair studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Christopher Adamson's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Adamson's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 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. Adamson honors.

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

Dr. Alissa Shulman is a Sarasota, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Shulman has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Shulman is in-network for 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

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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Barnett include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. She is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and BlueSelect are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barnett honors. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School.

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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 is a Sarasota, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Strausser include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Strausser studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.

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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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Patti is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at New York Medical College.

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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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