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We found 11 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near South Miami, FL.

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

Dr. Stephen Wolfe is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. He works in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Wolfe's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and thyroid problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Wolfe attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wolfe's distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Wolfe (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Wolfe is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Roger Khalil Khouri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
2750 Douglas Road
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Roger Khouri's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Khouri's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him 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. Dr. Khouri attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rhode Island Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Khouri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors 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, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Silvia Rotemberg's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Rotemberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Rotemberg's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Rotemberg studied medicine at Faculty of Medical Sciences of Santa Casa de Sao Paulo. She trained at UH Case Medical Center for her residency. She accepts 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: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William McDonald is a plastic surgeon. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He 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. Dr. McDonald attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors 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, Injectable ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Deirdre Marshall is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Marshall's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Marshall accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Marshall (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is professionally 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, Injectable ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Max Polo practices plastic surgery in South Miami, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Polo include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Polo accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UNC Hospitals and Maimonides Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Polo speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Randy Miller's specialties are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Miami, FL, and Coconut Grove, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Miller graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Miller completed residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

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

Dr. Rafael Gottenger practices plastic surgery. Dr. Gottenger's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Gottenger average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He attended Luis Razetti School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. In addition to English, Dr. Gottenger (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and German. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors 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)

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

Dr. Onelio Garcia's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Garcia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garcia include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Garcia completed his residency training at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. His distinctions include: 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, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Myron Tanenbaum works as an ophthalmologist in Miami, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in plastic surgery procedures, graves disease, and skin cancer. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Miami VA Healthcare System, and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. Dr. Tanenbaum's education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tanenbaum has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Graves Disease, Skin Cancer, Plastic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,821
  • Medicare Cost: $1,362
Dr. John Christopher Oeltjen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
8740 Sw 88th Street; Suite 218
Miami, FL
 

Dr. John Oeltjen works as a plastic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oeltjen include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Oeltjen average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with 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.