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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fezza's clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He 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 Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Fezza attended New York Medical College for medical school. 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. Fivos Nicholas Gahhos, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. F. Gahhos' specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Gahhos include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Gahhos is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as 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. Dr. Gahhos is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center.

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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 specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Rodriguez accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at North Shore University Hospital and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally 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)

Dr. David Yan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Yan, who practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Venice, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Yan attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Yan takes 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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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Marguerite Barnett's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Barnett is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and BlueSelect. Dr. Barnett attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. She is 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mercandetti obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Haas is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of 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.