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

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

Dr. Gregory Dumanian is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among Dr. Dumanian's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Dumanian is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dumanian trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Dumanian has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Dumanian speaks Armenian. He is affiliated with 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, breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Julia Corcoran is a medical specialist in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Corcoran speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and general reconstruction. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Corcoran's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Corcoran is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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. Marco Fredrick Ellis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery
1801 W Taylor Street; Suite 3f
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marco Ellis is a plastic surgery and head and neck surgery specialist in Chicago, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, eyelid surgery, and migraine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Ellis is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. His professional affiliations include 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, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Chin Surgery, Facelift, ... (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 plastic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Schierle attended Harvard Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schierle include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Schierle's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Schierle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Mercy Hospital. He is accepting 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. 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's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Alghoul include thigh lift, migraine, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Alghoul's education and training includes medical school at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. Patient ratings for Dr. Alghoul average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Galiano sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Galiano's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Galiano attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Galiano completed a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. 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, 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's specialty is plastic surgery. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Lee's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes 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 is a plastic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Gutowski has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gutowski attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. He is conversant in Polish.

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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 specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Associates in Internal Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Lee accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lee's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Lee attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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.