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

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

Dr. James Leake specializes in plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Leake is affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Leake attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Leake speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. McNeel include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. McNeel is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McNeel trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. McNeel's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Michael Petrosky is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Marietta, GA. Dr. Petrosky's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Petrosky is affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Jared Friedman is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist. He is affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Friedman is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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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 is a plastic surgery specialist in Woodstock, GA and Marietta, GA. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Hanna is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. After attending Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Patients rated Dr. Hanna highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Corey Harkins is a Marietta, GA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Harkins is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Harkins attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Crawford's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Crawford studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with 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's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. West's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. West include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. West is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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

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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.