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We found 5 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Woodstock, GA.

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Dr. Asaf Yalif, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
145 Towne Lake Parkway; Suite 101
Woodstock, GA
 

Dr. Asaf Yalif works as a plastic surgeon, hand surgeon, and general surgeon. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Yalif honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta Medical Center and North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Michael Jeffery McNeel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
149 Towne Lake Parkway; Suite 104
Woodstock, GA
 

Dr. Michael McNeel's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. McNeel include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. McNeel honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. McNeel attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Northside Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Muriel Keith Hanna Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
149 Towne Lake Parkway; Suite 102
Woodstock, GA
 

Dr. Muriel Hanna, who practices in Woodstock, GA and Marietta, GA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hanna at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hanna takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill 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
2230 Towne Lake Parkway; Building 700, Suite 130
Woodstock, GA
 

Dr. Donald West's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. West's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. West is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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

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Dr. Anuj Kumar Dua, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
684 Sixes Road; Suite 225
Holly Springs, GA
 

Dr. Anuj Dua practices general surgery in Holly Springs, GA. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,150
  • Medicare Cost: $1,245

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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.