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

Dr. Pedro Soler is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Soler include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Soler honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Soler 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Soler is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, 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, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. 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. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing 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), Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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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. 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 surgery specialist in Tampa, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wells graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Wells trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. She 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. Geoffrey Malcom Kwitko, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
608 S Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. He graduated from The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. For his professional training, Dr. Kwitko completed a residency program at Kresge Eye Institute. Clinical interests for Dr. Kwitko include eyelid retraction repair, facial reconstruction, and juvederm. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kwitko takes. He has received the following distinctions: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; Voted a Best Doctor In America; and American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award. He is conversant in French. Dr. Kwitko is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, Memorial Hospital, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 161
  • Charge (avg.): $2,250
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,188
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 plastic surgeon in Tampa, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Smith a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Smith completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Dayicioglu's areas of expertise include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), dermabrasion, and botox injection. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dayicioglu accepts. She is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Dayicioglu's practice is open to 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 Tampa, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Coberly include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Coberly 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. Dr. Coberly graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, Tampa General Hospital (TGH), and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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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)

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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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