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

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

Dr. Robert Allen works as a plastic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: free flap breast reconstruction, breast cancer, and lymphedema. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allen accepts. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Allen is professionally affiliated with 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's specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Jansen has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jansen honors. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Jansen has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner, Touro Infirmary, and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dupin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Lenox Hill Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. The average patient rating for Dr. Dupin is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dupin honors.

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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. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. St Hilaire accepts. Before performing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. St Hilaire attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tulane Medical Center, Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Dellacroce's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Dellacroce studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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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 medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Freel include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Freel is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Freel is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 is a plastic surgery specialist in New Orleans, LA. Clinical interests for Dr. Sullivan include breast augmentation, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sullivan 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. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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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, who practices in Marrero, LA, New Orleans, LA, and Metairie, LA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Escobar include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Escobar is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Escobar is conversant in Spanish.

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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 practices plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Strand include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Strand is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Strand takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 works as a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon. Dr. Sadeghi (or staff) is conversant in Polish and Turkish. Dr. Sadeghi's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sadeghi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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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 is a plastic surgery specialist in Metairie, LA. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Lindsey's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Nose Surgery, ... (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.