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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

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

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (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 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: , TRAM flap 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

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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