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We found 7 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Skokie, IL.

Dr. Mansour Vincent Makhlouf, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
5140 N. California; Suite 450
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mansour Makhlouf is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Makhlouf's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Makhlouf is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Makhlouf (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Sinai Health System (Chicago), and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Geoffrey Craig Fenner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
512 Green Bay Road
Kenilworth, IL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Fenner is a plastic surgery specialist. He speaks French. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Fenner is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Fenner's medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fenner honors. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Fenner is accepting new patients.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,236
  • Medicare Cost: $642
Dr. Gregory A Turowski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
9843 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Turowski's specialty is plastic surgery. He is conversant in Polish. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Turowski is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. After attending Medical University of Lodz for medical school, Dr. Turowski completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Robert D Galiano, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2808 Commons Drive
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Robert Galiano works as a plastic surgeon. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Galiano's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Galiano is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Karol A Gutowski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2333 W. Irving Park Road; Suite 1
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Karol Gutowski's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Gutowski is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gutowski accepts. Dr. Gutowski attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. He speaks Polish.

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

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

Dr. Leonard Lu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
9843 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Leonard Lu's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He speaks Taiwanese. Dr. Lu has indicated that his clinical interests include eye surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction, and peripheral nerve surgery. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Lu attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lu honors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Eye Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Weight Loss, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Lucio A Pavone, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
9000 Waukegan Road; Suite 210
Morton Grove, IL
 

Dr. Lucio Pavone's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Pavone (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Thorek Memorial Hospital. Dr. Pavone studied medicine at Albany Medical College. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, ... (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.