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We found 10 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1423 near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Richard David Klein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2605 W. Tyson Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Richard Klein sees patients in Orlando, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klein include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klein takes. Dr. Klein attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Klein (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Klein is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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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: $6,690
  • Medicare Cost: $1,407
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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). On average, patients gave Dr. Smith a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. Smith has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Karen Wells is a plastic surgeon in Tampa, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Wells attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

Dr. Pedro Soler works as a plastic surgeon. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. Dr. Soler is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soler honors. Dr. Soler graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is conversant in Spanish.

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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. Geoffrey Malcom Kwitko, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
608 S Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Tampa, FL. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Dr. Kwitko performed his residency at Kresge Eye Institute. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, Dr. Kwitko speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 161
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,250
  • Medicare Cost: $1,188
Dr. Joseph Julian Hirschfeld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
Suite 260, Office of Dr Joseph J Hirschfeld; 3000 E Fletcher
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hirschfeld's specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. Dr. Hirschfeld obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Hirschfeld's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,685
  • Medicare Cost: $722
Dr. Dana Marie Coberly, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
603 South Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dana Coberly is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Coberly average 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Coberly is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Coberly honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Coberly attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. She has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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)

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

Dr. Paul Smith's specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, body contouring, and botox injection. Dr. Smith's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Smith has an open panel.

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

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

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

Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu is a specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Dayicioglu include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), dermabrasion, and botox injection. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Dayicioglu's professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She 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)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
90 Ladoga Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Craig Munger, who practices in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Munger is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Dr. Munger performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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Clinical Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 134
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,875
  • Medicare Cost: $899

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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.