We found 4 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Saint Paul, MN.
Dr. Warren Schubert's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Schubert include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Schubert is affiliated with Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schubert graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His residency was performed 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.
Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction
All Interests: Endoscopic Technique, Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin, Facial Implants, Dermabrasion, Brow Lift, ... (Read more)
Dr. Dean Mann's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mann include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mann accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Mann attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Mann speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics.
Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction
All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin, Dermabrasion, Ear Surgery/Protuberant Ears, Tummy Tuck, Spider ... (Read more)
Dr. Martin Lacey is a plastic surgery specialist in Saint Paul, MN, Burnsville, MN, and Maple Grove, MN. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario and a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University. His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. Dr. Lacey's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Minnesota Health (M Health), Regions Hospital, and Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare.
Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction
All Interests: Cleft Lip and Palate, Craniosynostosis, Craniofacial Surgery, Cleft and Craniofacial Services, ... (Read more)
Dr. Ashish Mahajan specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Saint Paul, MN, Woodbury, MN, and Minneapolis, MN. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Mahajan is affiliated with Regions Hospital, HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics, and HealthPartners Riverside Clinic. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition. Dr. Mahajan speaks Spanish.
Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction
All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin, Injectable Fillers, Brow Lift, Lip Augmentation / Enhancement, ... (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.