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Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
4410 W Boy Scout Boulevard; Suite 175
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Gerzenshtein attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Gerzenshtein's clinical interests include dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and vaginal rejuvenation. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Russian. Dr. Gerzenshtein's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center (LRHMC), and Brandon Regional Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Pedro Miguel Soler Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4144 N. Armenia Avenue; Suite 250
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Soler practices plastic surgery in Tampa, FL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Soler's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Soler 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 Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He has received the following distinction: Professional Recognition: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Cum Laude Graduate RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Soler speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Karen Elaine Wells, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
508 S Habana Avenue; Suite 180
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Karen Wells is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Wells studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Wells's training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Clinical interests for Dr. Wells include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Wells is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wells is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Paul D Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7th Floor, Usf Plastic Surgery Division; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Paul Smith practices plastic surgery in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is open to new patients.

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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. David John Smith Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7th Floor, Usf Plastic Surgery Division; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Smith works as a plastic surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Smith is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Smith is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn Reconstruction, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Geoffrey Malcom Kwitko, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
608 S Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Kwitko (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Kwitko's clinical interests include macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and radiesse. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, Memorial Hospital, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH). His education and training includes medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and residency at Kresge Eye Institute. The average patient rating for Dr. Kwitko is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kwitko include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; Voted a Best Doctor In America; and American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Juvederm, Forehead Lift, Brow Lift, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 161
  • Charge (avg.): $2,250
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,188
Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu practices plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dayicioglu include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), dermabrasion, and panniculectomy (removal of excess skin). Her professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Dayicioglu is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Dayicioglu welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , DIEP flap reconstruction

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

Dr. Dana M Coberly, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2111 West Swann Avenue; Suite 101
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dana Coberly is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Coberly has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among her clinical interests: dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Coberly has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. She is affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

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

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

Dr. Scott Steven Gargasz, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4600 N Habana Avenue; Suite 22
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Scott Gargasz's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include amputation, trigger point injections, and vascular disease. Dr. Gargasz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Akron General Medical Center. Dr. Gargasz's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , skin flap reconstruction

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Skin Infection, Fractures, Trigger Point Injections, Hand Problems, Amputation, ... (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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