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We found 8 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Silver Compass HSA 3600 near West Palm Beach, FL.

Dr. Alan Barth Pillersdorf, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
1620 S Congress Avenue; Suite 100
Palm Springs, FL
 

Dr. Alan Pillersdorf is a plastic surgery and general surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pillersdorf include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pillersdorf 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 a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Pillersdorf speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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 works as a plastic surgeon in West Palm Beach, FL. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave Dr. Schwartz an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwartz has received professional recognition including the following: 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 plastic surgeon in Palm Springs, FL and Wellington, FL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eidelman's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eidelman takes. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College.

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

Dr. William Vinyard's area of specialization is plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vinyard include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Bethesda Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vinyard studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Vinyard (or staff) speaks the following 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. Luis Antonio Vinas, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
550 S. Quadrille Boulevard; Suite 100
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Luis Vinas is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in West Palm Beach, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Vinas include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Vinas attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vinas accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Boca Raton, FL, and Palm Springs, FL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Abou-Sayed studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Abou-Sayed is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Abou-Sayed is an in-network provider for 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 is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Palm Springs, FL and Wellington, FL. He is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Hayn is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hayn 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)

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

Dr. Robert Gardner sees patients in West Palm Beach, FL. His medical specialty is surgery. Dr. Gardner's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gardner accepts. He graduated from 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.