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We found 15 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Robert Lee Walton Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
60 E Delaware Place; Suite 1430
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Walton, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Walton's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Walton speaks French. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Walton has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, ... (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

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

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

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

Dr. Lawrence Hal Iteld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
680 N Lake Shore Drive; Suite 1325
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lawrence Iteld works as a plastic surgeon in Chicago, IL. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Iteld include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Iteld is professionally affiliated with Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Iteld graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School.

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

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

Dr. Peter David Geldner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
680 North Lake Shore Drive; Suite 1325
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Peter Geldner is a plastic surgery specialist in Chicago, IL and Hinsdale, IL. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients rated Dr. Geldner highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Geldner is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (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

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

Dr. Stefan M Szczerba, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1501 S California Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Stefan Szczerba works as a plastic surgeon. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Szczerba average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Szczerba takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare PPO, Aetna, and more. Dr. Szczerba attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He speaks Polish. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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

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

Dr. Thomas A Mustoe, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
737 N Michigan Avenue; Suite 1500
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Mustoe is a plastic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Mustoe is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include thigh lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. Dr. Mustoe is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mustoe graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Mustoe's professional affiliations include 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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Breast Surgery, ... (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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,662 - $9,608
  • Medicare Cost: $1,179 - $1,242
Dr. Neil A Fine, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1575; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Neil Fine is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Fine include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Fine's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, CIGNA HMO, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Fine obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fine has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Surgery, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic ... (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

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

Dr. Mimis N Cohen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
1740 W Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mimis Cohen practices pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery in Chicago, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohen's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Cohen attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Greek, French, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Rudolph Frank Dolezal, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
820 South Wood Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rudolph Dolezal is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dolezal include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Dolezal's average rating from his patients is 3.5 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

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

Dr. Lorri Cobbins, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
601 W Randolph Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lorri Cobbins is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in plastic surgery. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Cobbins's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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