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We found 12 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential Health 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 oculoplastic surgeon in West Palm Beach, FL. His clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Connor's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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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 is an oculoplastic surgeon. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Patipa's medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Patipa's distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. He 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's specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pillersdorf include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Pillersdorf 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

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

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

Dr. Richard Schwartz is a plastic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartz include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schwartz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Schwartz has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dov Eidelman is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Eidelman's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 attended medical school at Albany Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Kris Reddy practices plastic surgery. He graduated from Andhra Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and BlueSelect, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Vinyard is a specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient reviews placed Dr. Vinyard at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Vinyard (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Vinyard is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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

Dr. Jose Navarro is a plastic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Navarro honors. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Navarro is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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 in West Palm Beach, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Vinas's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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 is a plastic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Abou-Sayed include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Abou-Sayed studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Abou-Sayed is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 practices plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Hayn 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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He 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 practices surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gardner is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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.