We found 34 providers matching skin grafting and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Kansas City, KS.

Dr. Yelizaveta L Shnayder, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Yelizaveta Shnayder works as an otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon. Her clinical interests include ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Shnayder attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). In addition to English, Dr. Shnayder (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , skin grafting

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Nose Reconstruction, Nasal Polyps, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Skull Base ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,242
  • Medicare Cost: $363
Dr. John David Kriet, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Kriet practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Kriet graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His areas of expertise include acne, restylane, and revision rhinoplasty. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kriet has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , skin grafting

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, Juvederm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Matthew Varghise Varghis Mammen, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
4000 Murphy Building, Ms2005; 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Joshua Mammen's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Mammen (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Malayalam. Clinical interests for Dr. Mammen include ablation, soft tissue sarcoma, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). Dr. Mammen is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. Dr. Mammen accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , skin grafting

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Tumor, Clinical Trials, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Research, ... (Read more)

Dr. Terance Ted Tsue, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Terance Tsue is an otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon in Kansas City, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS. His areas of expertise include fine needle aspiration (FNA), thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Tsue is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsue accepts. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Tsue trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , skin grafting

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Gene Larsen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Christopher Larsen specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Larsen include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Larsen average 2.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Larsen accepts. Dr. Larsen obtained his medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , skin grafting

All Interests: Dizziness, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Clinton D Humphrey, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Clinton Humphrey is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include fine needle aspiration (FNA), restylane, and laser ablation. Dr. Humphrey's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , skin grafting

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Sinus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Allan Korentager, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3015
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Richard Korentager's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Korentager is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Dr. Korentager attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Korentager has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , skin grafting

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Nose Reconstruction, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Aaron Sokol, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jason Sokol specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Sokol include eye injuries, blepharospasm, and blepharoplasty. Dr. Sokol is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sokol attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Graves Disease, Tumor, Botox Injection, Blepharospasm, Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,626
  • Medicare Cost: $750
Dr. Michael Moncure, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Michael Moncure is a trauma surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moncure include fine needle aspiration (FNA), achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Moncure attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He trained at Howard University Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Moncure is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , skin grafting

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wojciech Henryk Przylecki, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3015
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Wojciech Przylecki specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Przylecki's areas of expertise include free vascularized bone grafting, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. In addition to English, Dr. Przylecki speaks Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , skin grafting

All Interests: Free Vascularized Bone Grafting, Wrist Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle Maria Marilyn De Souza, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3015
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Michelle Desouza is a plastic surgeon in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Desouza is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Cooper University Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , skin grafting

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

Dr. Greg Alan Horton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Foot & Ankle Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 3017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Greg Horton is an orthopedic trauma specialist and foot and ankle surgeon in Kansas City, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Horton include bone pain, strains, and amputation. Dr. Horton is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Horton graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for his residency. Dr. Horton has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , skin grafting

All Interests: Bone Pain, Amputation, Prosthetics, Orthotics, Tendonitis, Foot Surgery, Nerve Pain, Pelvic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly J Templeton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kimberly Templeton specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Kansas City, KS. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: strains, amputation, and metabolic bone disease. Dr. Templeton is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Templeton has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , skin grafting

All Interests: Amputation, Metabolic Bone Disease, Myositis, Tumor, Shoulder Reconstruction, Bone Spurs, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. John Michael Sojka, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Sojka's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. These areas are among his clinical interests: bone pain, strains, and amputation. Dr. Sojka is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , skin grafting

All Interests: Bone Pain, Elbow Pain, Shoulder Reconstruction, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles L Hendrix, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3015
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Charles Hendrix is a plastic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hendrix include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), body contouring, and free flap reconstruction. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Hendrix attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hendrix is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , skin grafting

All Interests: Body Contouring, Botox Injection, Breast Augmentation, Breast Issues, Wounds, Breast Reduction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Brenden Tilley, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3017
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Michael Tilley is an orthopedic trauma specialist in Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include the following: bone pain, amputation, and free flap reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Tilley is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Tilley's residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bone Pain, Shoulder Reconstruction, Bone Spurs, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Surgery, ... (Read more)

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What is Skin Grafting?

When a large area of skin is too damaged to heal, a skin graft may be used to protect the tissue underneath and reduce scarring. A layer of healthy skin is taken and moved to the injured area, where it is fixed in place. Skin grafts are used to treat burns, infections, large wounds, ulcers, and other significant problems that affect the skin.

There are several different types of skin graft, depending on where the donor skin is taken from:

  • Autografts, where healthy skin is taken from another place on the patient’s body
  • Allografts, where the donor skin is taken from another person or cadaver
  • Xenografts, which are harvested from animals and are used temporarily like a dressing to cover a wound
  • Synthetic grafts, which are made from non-biological materials, like silicone

In all cases, the skin graft may either be full-thickness or partial-thickness. While thicker grafts make recovery more difficult for the donor site, they heal more easily than thinner grafts.

Before skin graft surgery, you are given anesthesia so you cannot feel any pain. If using an autograft, the surgeon carefully measures and removes the skin from the donor site. Sometimes the graft is cut in a mesh-like pattern, to allow a small piece of donated skin to stretch and cover a larger area. This also helps oxygen pass through the graft. The site where the skin graft will go is cleaned well to remove any dirt, bacteria, or dead skin cells. Then the skin graft is placed and attached with stitches or staples. It is often covered with antibacterial ointment and supportive bandages for the first few days.

As the skin graft heals into its new position, new blood vessels grow to reach and support the skin. Depending on the thickness of the graft, oil glands, sweat glands, and hair follicles may also regrow. Recovery time depends on the thickness of the graft and the overall health of the skin in the grafted area, but it generally takes from two to four weeks.