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Dr. John Paul Fezza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. John Fezza is an eye plastic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Fezza is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, birthmark removal, and dermabrasion. Dr. Fezza is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Fezza accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical Interests: Dermabrasion, Juvederm, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Brow Lift, Restylane, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $2,388
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,169
Dr. David Yan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

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.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (Read more)

Dr. Fivos Nicholas Gahhos, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. F. Gahhos practices plastic surgery. Dr. Gahhos's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Lift, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marguerite Pearl Barnett, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

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.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
329 Nokomis Avenue South
Venice, FL
 

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.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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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