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We found 8 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Hinsdale, IL.

Dr. Joseph Lee Daw Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
40 S. Clay Street; Suite 200
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Daw's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, body contouring, and botox injection. The average patient rating for Dr. Daw is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Daw takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Carle Foundation Hospital and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Daw has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,441
  • Medicare Cost: $390
Dr. Sandeep S Jejurikar, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
3800 Highland Avenue; #106
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Sandeep Jejurikar's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Jejurikar is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Jejurikar takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Jejurikar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Daniel Gerard Danahey, PhD, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1801 S Highland Avenue; Suite 220
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Daniel Danahey is a specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Glen Ellyn, IL, Lombard, IL, and Naperville, IL. He is especially interested in cleft lip and palate, plastic surgery procedures, and collagen injections. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Danahey takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Danahey is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Problems, Rhinoplasty, Cleft Lip and Palate, Plastic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,366
  • Medicare Cost: $351
Dr. Victor G Cimino, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Victor Cimino practices plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cimino honors. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Parit Arun Patel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6800 North Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Parit Patel practices plastic surgery. His clinical interests include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), body contouring, and collagen injections. Dr. Patel takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Otoplasty, Forehead Lift, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ricardo Izquierdo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2425 W 22nd Street; Suite 213
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. Ricardo Izquierdo is a plastic surgery specialist in Oak Brook, IL and Naperville, IL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Izquierdo is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, and Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Izquierdo is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Alexandrina S Saulis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
120 E Ogden Avenue; Suite 204
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Alexandrina Saulis is a plastic surgery specialist. She speaks German. Dr. Saulis's areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Saulis attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Blue Choice, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gilbert E Tresley, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
120 Oakbrook Center; Suite 809
Oak Brook, IL
 

Dr. Gilbert Tresley's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Tresley is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO insurance. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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