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We found 7 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1431 near Venice, FL.

Dr. John Paul Fezza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. John Fezza is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fezza has indicated that his clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Fezza honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Clinical Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,388
  • Medicare Cost: $1,169
Dr. David Yan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Yan is a specialist in plastic surgery. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Nassau University Medical Center. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Yan's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yan honors. His professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Yale New Haven Health System, and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Nose Reconstruction, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. F. Gahhos is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Gahhos is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Gahhos include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 419
  • Uninsured Cost: $840 - $1,578
  • Medicare Cost: $399 - $1,400
Dr. Charles L Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
329 Nokomis Avenue South
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Charles Rodriguez's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez's medical residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He 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.

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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)

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

Dr. Marguerite Barnett's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Barnett attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barnett include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Barnett is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and BlueSelect. Dr. Barnett is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Hair Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Mercandetti, MBA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1499 East Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Michael Mercandetti specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Mercandetti attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. 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.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,353
  • Medicare Cost: $1,157
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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
836 Sunset Lake Boulevard; Suite 103
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Ali Haas, who practices in Venice, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Haas at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 139
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,189 - $1,704
  • Medicare Cost: $896 - $1,341

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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.