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We found 3 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept First Health near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu's area of specialization is plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Dayicioglu's clinical interests: tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), dermabrasion, and botox injection. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,129
  • Medicare Cost: $1,678
Dr. Nicholas John Panetta, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7th Floor, Usf Department of Plastic Surgery; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Nicholas Panetta's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Panetta attended Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Panetta's areas of expertise include lower extremity reconstruction, burn surgery, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Panetta takes. Dr. Panetta is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Charles Everard Cox, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2 Tampa General Circle, Tampa; Floor 33606
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Charles Cox is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cox include breast cancer and breast reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cox graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cox completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Cancer, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Reconstructive Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Cancer

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What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.

There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A piece of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Once the new breast shape is created, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

Breast reconstruction is not perfect. The two breasts may not always look exactly identical, although they will be close. There may be small scars, and a loss of sensation in the reconstructed breast. A reconstructed breast will not produce milk, so you may have trouble breastfeeding. Still, reconstruction is a great option for women who want that part of their appearance back.