We found 12 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near West Palm Beach, FL.

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Dr. Michael Adam Connor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
4461 Medical Center Way; Suite A
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Michael Connor is an eye plastic surgeon in West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Connor's areas of expertise include plastic surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Connor completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Clinical Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,600
  • Medicare Cost: $1,278
Dr. Michael Patipa, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
4461 Medical Center Way; Suite A
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Michael Patipa's area of specialization is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Dr. Patipa graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 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. His distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Patipa is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Clinical Interests: Eye Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,594
  • Medicare Cost: $1,278
Dr. Alan Barth Pillersdorf, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Alan Pillersdorf specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pillersdorf include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Pillersdorf is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pillersdorf studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bethesda Health and Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY).

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Richard Gary Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1500 N Dixie Highway; Suite 304
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Richard Schwartz works as a plastic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartz include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Schwartz has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Kris M Reddy, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1501 Forest Hill Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Kris Reddy is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He is a graduate of Andhra Medical College. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed Dr. Reddy at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and BlueSelect, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with JFK Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Luis Antonio Vinas, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
550 S. Quadrille Boulevard; Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Luis Vinas is a plastic surgeon. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vinas include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Vinas's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 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. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Dov Israel Eidelman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Dov Eidelman, who practices in Palm Springs, FL and Wellington, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eidelman's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. William Joseph Vinyard, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. William Vinyard specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Palm Springs, FL and Wellington, FL. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Vinyard is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Vinyard attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Vinyard (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Hatem Ahmed Abou-Sayed, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1620 South Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Hatem Abou-Sayed's specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Abou-Sayed include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Abou-Sayed graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Abou-Sayed is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Jose Alberto Alberto Navarro, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Jose Navarro is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Palm Springs, FL and Wellington, FL. Dr. Navarro attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Ernesto Hayn, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Hayn is a plastic surgery specialist. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hayn include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hayn studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Specializes in Surgery
2151 45th Street; Suite 208
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Robert Gardner is a surgery specialist in West Palm Beach, FL. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gardner studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,116
  • Medicare Cost: $1,210

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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.