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We found 12 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Humana Silver HMO near Maywood, IL.

Dr. Joseph Lee Daw Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
908 N Elm Street; Suite 202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Daw works as a plastic surgeon and oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Hinsdale, IL, Warrenville, IL, and Lisle, IL. 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 honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and 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, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Julia Frances Corcoran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2211 N. Oak Park Avenue
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. Victor G Cimino, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2160 S 1st Avenue; Building 110, Room 3255
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Victor Cimino sees patients in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, Melrose Park, IL, and Homer Glen, IL. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Cimino is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cimino accepts. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Cimino completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Darl Kirk Vandevender, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Darl Vandevender works as a plastic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Vandevender's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vandevender honors. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Vandevender has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, Breast Lift, Burn Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Parit Arun Patel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Parit Patel is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Maywood, IL, Hines, IL, and Burr Ridge, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), body contouring, and collagen injections. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Ronald McDonald Children's Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Peter David Geldner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
908 North Elm Street; Suite 314
Hinsdale, 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, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Michael Sean Dewolfe, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3249 Oak Park Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Michael Dewolfe's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Dewolfe's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include breast augmentation, blepharoplasty, and biopsy. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dewolfe obtained his medical school training at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Fractures, Mohs Surgery, Body Contouring, Botox Injection, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alexandrina Saulis is a plastic surgeon in Hinsdale, IL. In addition to English, she speaks German. These areas are among her clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Saulis is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Saulis graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Lisa Jeanne Peters, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1010 Lake Street; Suite 619
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Peters is a plastic surgery specialist in Oak Park, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Peters speaks Polish. Her clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. Dr. Peters is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peters honors.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Joseph A Franco, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1 Erie Court; #6610
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Franco practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Oak Park, IL and Lombard, IL. Dr. Franco's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. John Joseph Bulger II, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
20 E Ogden Avenue
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. John Bulger's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bulger include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Bulger is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Faaiza T Vaince, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2160 S 1st Avenue; Department of Surgery
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Faaiza Vaince's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Vaince include oncoplastic breast surgery, intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), and breast cancer. She is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Dr. Vaince is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Vaince graduated from Rush Medical College. Her training includes residency programs at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and Rush University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Vaince (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , oncoplastic breast surgery

All Interests: Breast Issues, Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer, Oncoplastic Surgery

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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.