We found 11 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Metairie, LA.

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Dr. Robert Johnson Allen Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2525 Severn Avenue; Fourth Floor
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Robert Allen specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include free flap breast reconstruction, breast cancer, and lymphedema. Dr. Allen's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Allen trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Free Flap Breast Reconstruction, Surgical Procedures, Lymphedema, Head and Neck Reconstructive ... (Read more)

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Dr. David Albert Jansen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
3900 Veterans Memorial Boulevard; Suite 200
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. David Jansen is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Jansen include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Jansen is professionally affiliated with Ochsner, Touro Infirmary, and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Jansen has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Charles Louis Dupin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Charles Dupin is a plastic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dupin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). On average, patients gave Dr. Dupin a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana HMO. Dr. Dupin attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Lenox Hill Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary.

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

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

Dr. Hugo St. Hilaire, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4429 Clara Street; #340
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Hugo St Hilaire is a plastic surgeon. Dr. St Hilaire accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and McGill University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. St Hilaire completed residency programs at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. St Hilaire is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center, Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , flap reconstruction

All Interests: Microsurgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate, Flap Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Joseph Dellacroce, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Frank Dellacroce practices plastic surgery in New Orleans, LA. Clinical interests for Dr. Dellacroce include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Dellacroce is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. On average, patients gave Dr. Dellacroce a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Andrew Charles Freel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
533 Bolivar Street; Floor 5
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Andrew Freel's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Freel has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Freel accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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

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

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Scott Sullivan's specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast augmentation, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Sullivan is affiliated with Ochsner. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Sullivan honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Thigh Lift, Tummy Tuck, Free Flap Breast Reconstruction, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Ramon Escobar, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3939 Houma Boulevard; Building 3 Suite 1
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Juan Escobar's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Escobar takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Escobar is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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

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

Dr. Brian Henry Strand, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4224 Houma Boulevard; Suite 360
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Brian Strand is a plastic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Strand average 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strand accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Alireza Sadeghi, BS, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3434 Prytania Street; 420
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Alireza Sadeghi practices hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Sadeghi average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sadeghi accepts. Dr. Sadeghi (or staff) speaks Polish and Turkish. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. John T Lindsey, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4228 Houma Boulevard; Suite 500
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. John Lindsey practices plastic surgery in Metairie, LA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lindsey's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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

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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.