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We found 9 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept United Healthcare Bronze HMO near Sarasota, FL.

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

Dr. John Fezza is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fezza's clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Fezza attended New York Medical College for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,388
  • Medicare Cost: $1,169
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. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Adamson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He 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 practices plastic surgery in Sarasota, FL. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shulman 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 Other
8451 Shade Avenue; Suite 107
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Deems is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Deems is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of 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. Melinda Lacerna Kimbrell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1274 N. Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Melinda Kimbrell's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Kimbrell attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include body contouring after weight loss, head and neck cancer reconstruction, and TRAM flap breast reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Kimbrell is 4.5 stars out of 5. She 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: 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; Unit 3
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Stefan Adair is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave Dr. Adair an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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 medical specialty is plastic surgery and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Patti is a graduate of New York Medical College. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,050
  • Medicare Cost: $1,355
Dr. Michael Mercandetti, MBA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5741 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 320
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Michael Mercandetti's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mercandetti obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo.

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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. Sumeet Bhanot, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2038 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Sumeet Bhanot is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Bhanot a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 197
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,393 - $3,521
  • Medicare Cost: $431 - $1,063

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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.