We found 12 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near South Miami, FL.

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Dr. Roger Khalil Khouri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
2750 Sw 37th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Roger Khouri works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Khouri (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khouri include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and tumor. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). On average, patients gave Dr. Khouri a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khouri takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Khouri include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors; and ESPRAS Great Debate winner, Breast Augmentation: Implants vs Fat Grafts.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Scott McDonald, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3661 S Miami Avenue; Suite 509
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William McDonald's specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. McDonald is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
8900 N Kendall Drive
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Miguel Medina is a plastic surgery specialist in Weston, FL and Miami, FL. His education and training includes medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Medina include cleft lip and palate, migraine, and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). The average patient rating for Dr. Medina is 5.0 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. Medina accepts. He has received distinctions including Resident Teacher of the Year - Harvard Plastic Surgery and V.J. Kazanjian Research Fellowship. Dr. Medina speaks Spanish. Dr. Medina is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , DIEP flap reconstruction

All Interests: Benign Soft Tissue Tumor, Facial Pain, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Nasal Fractures, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Anthony Wolfe, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
3100 Sw 62nd Avenue; Suite 2230
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Wolfe works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wolfe's clinical interests include thyroid problems, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wolfe is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Wolfe trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Wolfe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Down Syndrome, Ptosis Repair, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Silvia Cristina Cristina Rotemberg, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7300 Sw 62nd Place; Suite 200
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Silvia Rotemberg is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rotemberg include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rotemberg takes. She completed her residency training at UH Case Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Rotemberg (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. She is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deirdre Margaret Marshall, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6360 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Deirdre Marshall's specialty is plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Marshall is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Marshall's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. She 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. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. Dr. Marshall has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Marshall (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Marshall is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Max Lionel Polo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6280 Sunset Drive; Suite 501
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Max Polo's area of specialization is plastic surgery. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Polo completed his residency training at UNC Hospitals and Maimonides Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons, President; Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, Board of Directors; and Miami Cancer Institute, Breast Cancer Tumor Site Team. In addition to English, Dr. Polo speaks Spanish. Dr. Polo is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. Randy Bruce Miller, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3661 South Miami Avenue; Suite 506
Coconut Grove, FL
 

Dr. Randy Miller works as a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Miami, FL and Coconut Grove, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Miller is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Miller's professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller honors. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Rafael David Gottenger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7330 Sw 62nd Place; Suite 205
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Gottenger is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Gottenger takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Gottenger has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Gottenger (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Gottenger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and South Miami Hospital.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Onelio Garcia Jr Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3850 Bird Road; Suite 102
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Onelio Garcia works as a plastic surgeon in Hialeah, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Garcia (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Garcia's clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. His residency was performed at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Garcia an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Myron Tanenbaum, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
7765 Sw 87th Avenue; Suite 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Myron Tanenbaum is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. He works in Miami, FL. Dr. Tanenbaum has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, facial reconstruction, and juvederm. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tanenbaum graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Miami VA Healthcare System, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Graves Disease, Botox Injection, Juvederm, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $1,821
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,362
Dr. John Christopher Oeltjen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
8740 Sw 88th Street; Suite 218
Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Oeltjen is a plastic surgeon in Miami, FL and Coral Gables, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oeltjen include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. Dr. Oeltjen has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn ... (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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