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We found 5 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier 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 specialist in plastic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He trained at Summa Health System for residency. Patients rated Dr. Rodriguez highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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. Dhaval M Patel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
698 Featherstone Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Dhaval Patel is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Patel highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with St. Alexius Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program.

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

Dr. Jerome Weiskopf, who practices in Rockford, IL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weiskopf honors. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Weiskopf's medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Rockford, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave Dr. Pryor a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Akron General Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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 specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Rockford, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hagarty include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Hagarty is professionally affiliated with 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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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.