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We found 5 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Rockford, IL.

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's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Rodriguez's professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez takes. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez's residency was performed at Summa Health System. He speaks Spanish.

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

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

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

Dr. Dhaval Patel specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Rockford, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Patients gave Dr. Patel an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Patel attended Rush Medical College for medical school. He is affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,827
  • Medicare Cost: $1,240
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 practices plastic surgery in Rockford, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hagarty include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hagarty accepts. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Hagarty attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Her professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Jerome Weiskopf is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weiskopf include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Weiskopf trained at Cleveland Clinic.

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

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

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

Dr. Landon Pryor is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Rockford, IL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Pryor honors Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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