We found 9 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept TRICARE near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Julia Frances Corcoran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
811 S Paulina Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Julia Corcoran's specialty is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Corcoran's areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and general reconstruction. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Corcoran is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Breast Issues, Breast Reduction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Ara Dumanian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Dumanian's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Dumanian include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dumanian 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, HFN, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Dumanian attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marco Fredrick Ellis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery
1801 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, Stuite 3f
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marco Ellis is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and head and neck surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ellis include facial problems, thigh lift, and migraine. Dr. Ellis is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Ellis completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Mohammed S Alghoul, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
675 North St. Clair Street; Division of Plastic Surg, Suite 19-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Alghoul is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Chicago, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Alghoul is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Alghoul include thigh lift, migraine, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Alghoul obtained his medical school training at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Clark Friedrich Schierle, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1575; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Clark Schierle is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Schierle average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schierle's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Schierle is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Mercy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Robert D Galiano, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 19-250; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Galiano specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Galiano graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Galiano is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michael Jae Lee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 2010; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Lee practices plastic surgery in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and hypertension (high blood pressure). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Lee attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Karol A Gutowski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
908 W Armitage Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Karol Gutowski, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Gutowski speaks Polish. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Gutowski attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gutowski accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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

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

Dr. Michael Y Lee, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 2300
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Lee's specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Associates in Internal Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Lee is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

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What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.

There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A flap of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Stretching of the skin is done using expanders, which are similar to breast implants, except they increase in size when saltwater solution is injected into them. Many women also choose to combine the flap procedure with implant placement to achieve their desired result. Once the new breast shape is formed, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

Reconstruction may be done in a single surgery or broken up into multiple procedures:

  • Immediate reconstruction rebuilds the breast right after mastectomy. This method is not recommended if additional chemotherapy or radiation is needed after surgery.
  • Delayed reconstruction occurs after chemotherapy or radiation has been given. These treatments may decrease the volume or alter the color of the reconstructed breast, so they should be completed before the breast is rebuilt. This type of reconstruction may happen weeks, months, or even years after mastectomy.
  • Staged reconstruction splits the reconstructive process into two parts. The first part inserts temporary expanders to stretch the skin and is done immediately after breast removal surgery. The second part replaces the expanders with implants after chemotherapy or radiation treatments have been given.
Breast reconstruction is not perfect. The two breasts may not always look exactly identical, although they will be close. There may be small scars, and a loss of sensation in the reconstructed breast. A reconstructed breast will not produce milk, so you may have trouble breastfeeding. Still, reconstruction is a great option for women who want that part of their appearance back.