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We found 8 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Humana Bronze near Crestview Hills, KY.

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Dr. Christopher Neil Vashi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
340 Thomas More Parkway; Suite 100
Crestview Hills, OH
 

Dr. Christopher Vashi is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Vashi include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vashi honors. After completing medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University, he performed his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Dr. Vashi is affiliated with The Jewish Hospital, Anderson Hospital, and St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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

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

Dr. Robert P Hummel III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
340 Thomas More Parkway; Suite 100
Crestview Hills, KY
 

Dr. Robert Hummel's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Hummel's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Hummel attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with The Jewish Hospital, Anderson Hospital, and St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gene E Ireland, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
340 Thomas More Parkway; Suite 100
Edgewood, KY
 

Dr. Gene Ireland's specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Ireland is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ireland accepts. Before completing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Ireland attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Jewish Hospital, Anderson Hospital, and West Hospital.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Septoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Gregory Leadbetter, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
340 Thomas More Parkway; Suite 100
Crestview Hills, KY
 

Dr. Michael Leadbetter is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Leadbetter graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati. Dr. Leadbetter is affiliated with The Jewish Hospital, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and The Christ Hospital Health Network.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Septoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Hair Transplant, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Columbus, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
340 Thomas More Parkway; Suite 100
Crestview, KY
 

Dr. Michael Columbus' medical specialty is plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Columbus attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Columbus include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Columbus is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Jewish Hospital and St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, Hair Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Bryan Williams, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
340 Thomas More Parkway; Suite 100
Crestview Hills, KY
 

Dr. Richard Williams' area of specialization is plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Williams is affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare and The Christ Hospital Health Network. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams accepts. Before completing his residency at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati and Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Williams attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Septoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Hair Transplant, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Allen Cepela, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
2865 Chancellor Drive; Suite 210
Crestview Hills, KY
 

Dr. Mark Cepela sees patients in Crestview Hills, KY and Edgewood, KY. His medical specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Before completing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Cepela attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,111
  • Medicare Cost: $1,069
Dr. Allison E Lied, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
133 Barnwood Drive
Edgewood, KY
 

Dr. Allison Lied is a plastic surgeon and pediatric emergency medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Lied include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is affiliated with The Jewish Hospital, West Hospital, and The Christ Hospital Health Network. Dr. Lied's education and training includes medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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