We found 4 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1456 near Venice, FL.
Dr. Matthew Bonanno specializes in plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Bonanno (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Italian. Dr. Bonanno's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bonanno is in-network 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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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)
Dr. David Yan's specialty is plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Yan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Yan trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.
Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction revision , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction
All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (Read more)
Dr. Marguerite Barnett practices plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Barnett is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barnett's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and BlueSelect, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Barnett is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.
Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction
All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. Charles Rodriguez's specialty is plastic surgery. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez trained at North Shore University Hospital and Penn State Hershey Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Rodriguez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.
Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction
All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)
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Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.
There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A flap of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Stretching of the skin is done using expanders, which are similar to breast implants, except they increase in size when saltwater solution is injected into them. Many women also choose to combine the flap procedure with implant placement to achieve their desired result. Once the new breast shape is formed, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.
Reconstruction may be done in a single surgery or broken up into multiple procedures:
- Immediate reconstruction rebuilds the breast right after mastectomy. This method is not recommended if additional chemotherapy or radiation is needed after surgery.
- Delayed reconstruction occurs after chemotherapy or radiation has been given. These treatments may decrease the volume or alter the color of the reconstructed breast, so they should be completed before the breast is rebuilt. This type of reconstruction may happen weeks, months, or even years after mastectomy.
- Staged reconstruction splits the reconstructive process into two parts. The first part inserts temporary expanders to stretch the skin and is done immediately after breast removal surgery. The second part replaces the expanders with implants after chemotherapy or radiation treatments have been given.