We found 4 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Coventry Silver HMO near Tampa, FL.
Dr. David Smith's specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith is in-network for 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. 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 is accepting new patients.
Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction
All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn Reconstruction, Burns, ... (Read more)
Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at Kresge Eye Institute, Dr. Kwitko attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school. Dr. Kwitko's areas of expertise include eyelid retraction repair, facial reconstruction, and juvederm. The average patient rating for Dr. Kwitko is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kwitko honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Kwitko is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital.
Clinical Interests: Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Juvederm, Forehead Lift, Brow Lift, Migraine, Restylane, ... (Read more)
2013 Procedure Details
- Volume: 161
- Charge (avg.): $2,250
- Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,188
Dr. Paul Smith is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include dermabrasion, body contouring, and botox injection. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Smith accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Smith trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency.
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 is a plastic surgery specialist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Dayicioglu's areas of expertise include the following: tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), dermabrasion, and botox injection. She is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dayicioglu honors. Dr. Dayicioglu welcomes new patients.
Relevant Interests: , DIEP flap reconstruction
All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Breast Lift, Otoplasty, ... (Read more)
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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.