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We found 8 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Humana Silver HMO near Marietta, GA.

Dr. James Edgar Leake, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
120 Vann Street Ne; Suite 150
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. James Leake is a plastic surgeon in Marietta, GA. Dr. Leake's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Leake is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Leake trained at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Leake speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Michael Jeffery McNeel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
823 Campbell Hill Street Nw
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Michael McNeel is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Marietta, GA and Woodstock, GA. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. McNeel's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McNeel accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. McNeel attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. McNeel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Michael Petrosky, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
120 Vann Street Ne; Suite 150
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Michael Petrosky sees patients in Marietta, GA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Petrosky include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Petrosky speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Jared Samuel Friedman, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
840 Church Street; Suite A-1
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Jared Friedman's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. Dr. Friedman takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 54
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,028 - $1,801
  • Medicare Cost: $470 - $830
Dr. Muriel Keith Hanna Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
823 Campbell Hill Street Nw
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Muriel Hanna works as a plastic surgeon in Woodstock, GA and Marietta, GA. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Hanna's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Hanna is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hanna is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Corey Patrick Harkins, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
120 Vann Street Ne; Suite 150
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Corey Harkins' specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Harkins's clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Marcus H Crawford, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
670 North Avenue; Suite 300
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Marcus Crawford practices plastic surgery. Dr. Crawford's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The average patient rating for Dr. Crawford is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Crawford obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Donald Keith West, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
823 Campbell Hill Street Nw
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Donald West works as a plastic surgeon in Marietta, GA and Woodstock, GA. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. West attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. West's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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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.