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We found 4 plastic surgeons who accept BlueCare Essential Health S1450 near Wesley Chapel, FL.

Scott Steven Gargasz MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2318 Greenbranch Drive; Suite #101
Wesley Chapel, FL
(813) 866-4426

Dr. Scott Gargasz, who practices in Tampa, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gargasz average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gargasz include trigger point injections, hand problems, and joint injections. 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. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He trained at Akron General Medical Center for residency. Dr. Gargasz is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gargasz's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Hand Procedures, Joint Injections, Trigger Point Injections

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Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy, Sleep Medicine, Facial Plastic Surgery
27516 Cashford Circle; Suite 101 - Vitale Institute
Wesley Chapel, FL
(813) 406-4400

Dr. Paul Di Pasquale is a facial plastic surgery, sleep medicine, and otolaryngic allergy specialist in Wesley Chapel, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Di Pasquale attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Gamal Peter Fakhre MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2541 Windguard Circle
Wesley Chapel, FL
(813) 600-3400; (813) 929-1600

Dr. G. Fakhre's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Fakhre's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Surgery & Computer Imaging, Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin, Facial Implants, Chemical ... (Read more)

Luis Alfredo Laurentin-Perez MD PHD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2615 Windguard Circle; Suite 101
Wesley Chapel, FL
(813) 866-4426; (813) 907-9960

Dr. Luis Laurentin-Perez is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Tampa, FL and Wesley Chapel, FL. 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. Dr. Laurentin-Perez attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital.

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What is Plastic Surgery?

When you hear the words “plastic surgeon,” you might call to mind actresses with outlandish body proportions or aging stars with surreal facial features. Plastic surgery to alter appearance is referred to as “aesthetic” or “cosmetic” surgery. As is the case with celebrities, cosmetic surgery is often performed to change the appearance of a feature that a patient has always disliked, or to prevent changes from happening due to aging. However, cosmetic surgery can also restore appearance after an injury or illness -- when a medical condition leaves a physical mark that makes a patient look different, it can be very upsetting. Cosmetic plastic surgery gives patients more control over how they look.

But plastic surgery is about much more than changing someone's appearance. Plastic surgery is also about changing the form and function of the body, and often that means restoring what has been lost to injury or illness. A body part can lose its ability to function (meaning, for example, to move, grip, protect underlying tissues, or feel sensation) to many causes. Some common ones are burns, infections, injuries (e.g. from car accidents), illnesses (such as cancer), problems present from birth (such as cleft palate), or even scar tissue from previous surgeries. When plastic surgery is used to repair a damaged part, it is called “reconstructive surgery.” Reconstructive procedures restore the abilities of the patient so that they can use their body in as normal and healthy a way as possible.

Plastic surgeons are experts at safely moving tissue from one part of the body to another, using microsurgery techniques to reconnect the tiny blood vessels and nerves. They use these skills not only to improve appearance (cosmetic surgery), but also to repair damaged body parts (reconstructive surgery).