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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 physician who specializes in plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Wells's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. She is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Wells attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wells accepts.

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

Dr. Pedro Soler specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Soler is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Soler accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Soler has received professional recognition including the following: Professional Recognition: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Cum Laude Graduate RealSelf Top Doctor.

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

Dr. Richard Klein's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Klein's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general 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. Klein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He 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)

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 Tampa, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Smith attended Indiana University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. His practice 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. Dana Marie Coberly, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
603 South Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dana Coberly is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Coberly attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Coberly's areas of expertise include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes 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 the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Coberly is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, 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. Geoffrey Malcom Kwitko, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
608 S Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko's medical specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. He speaks French. Clinical interests for Dr. Kwitko include eyelid retraction repair, facial reconstruction, and juvederm. Dr. Kwitko is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital. He attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at Kresge Eye Institute. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kwitko accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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, 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. Paul David 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. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, body contouring, and botox injection. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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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
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu is a specialist in plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), dermabrasion, and botox injection. Dr. Dayicioglu is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. 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. 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)

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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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