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

Dr. Pedro Rodriguez specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Rockford, IL. Dr. Rodriguez is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL), OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group. After attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Summa Health System. Patients gave Dr. Rodriguez an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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. 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. Dr. Hagarty's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL), OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with McGill University.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap 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's specialty is plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Patel attended Rush Medical College for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Patel's 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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,827
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,240
Dr. Landon S Pryor, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1639 N Alpine Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Landon Pryor practices plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pryor at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. He takes Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jerome Weiskopf's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Weiskopf's hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL) and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for 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

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

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