We found 6 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Orland Park, IL.

Dr. Victor G Cimino, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
15750 Marian Drive
Homer Glen, 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, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Rajendra Ramniklal Shah, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
15432 S. Harlem
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Rajendra Shah is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Shah is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. He studied medicine at M.P. Shah Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Shah completed a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Shah is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Jose Luis Rios, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
20646 S Lagrange Road; Suite 104
Frankfort, IL
 

Dr. Jose Rios is a plastic surgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rios's areas of expertise include thigh lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring after weight loss. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Rios graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Evan Tom Manolis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
8760 West 159th; Suite 204
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Evan Manolis is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Orland Park, IL. He speaks Greek. Dr. Manolis's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. After completing medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. On average, patients gave Dr. Manolis a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
10330 S Roberts Road
Palos Hills, IL
 

Dr. Gary Kronen is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Kronen completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Kronen include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Kronen's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Palos Community Hospital.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Joseph Bulger II, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
10811 W. 143rd Street; Suite 100
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. John Bulger sees patients in Hinsdale, IL and Orland Park, IL. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Bulger has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Bulger include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. 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, breast reconstruction

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