We found 5 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Rockford, IL.

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Dr. Pedro Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
698 Featherstone Road, Primary Office; Osf Medical Group - Specialty Clinic at Guilford Square
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Pedro Rodriguez is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Rodriguez graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rodriguez completed a residency program at Summa Health System. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Rodriguez is rated highly by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez's hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah E Hagarty, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
698 Featherstone Road, Primary Office; Osf Medical Group - Specialty Clinic at Guilford Square
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Hagarty's specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. She is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group. Dr. Hagarty studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with McGill University. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Nipple ... (Read more)

Dr. Dhaval M Patel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
698 Featherstone Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Dhaval Patel is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Patel has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Advocate Sherman Hospital and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Landon S Pryor, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1639 N Alpine Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Landon Pryor specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Rockford, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Pryor is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Pryor has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Butt Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6533 Lexus Drive
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Jerome Weiskopf works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weiskopf include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Weiskopf takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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.

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