We found 5 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Saint Paul, MN.
Dr. David Hamlar practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Hamlar trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include facial problems, cleft lip and palate, and minimally invasive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hamlar average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Air Medal Operation Iraqi Freedom. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Memorial Health Care, Fairview Southdale Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC).
Relevant Interests: , free flap reconstruction
All Interests: Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Throat Problems, Craniofacial Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Ear ... (Read more)
Dr. Warren Schubert's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schubert include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Schubert performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Schubert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics.
Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction
All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. Martin Lacey is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Lacey include cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. Dr. Lacey's professional affiliations include the University of Minnesota Health (M Health), Regions Hospital, and Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario and a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University for residency.
Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction
All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. Ashish Mahajan's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Mahajan speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Regions Hospital, HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics, and HealthPartners Riverside Clinic. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mahajan has received the following distinction: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition.
Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction
All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, ... (Read more)
Dr. Dean Mann's specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Mann is affiliated with HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics.
Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction
All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, ... (Read more)
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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.