We found 9 providers matching breast reduction and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near East Meadow, NY.

Dr. Rachel Anne Ruotolo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
999 Franklin Avenue; Suite 300
Garden City, NY
 

Dr. Rachel Ruotolo is a specialist in plastic surgery. She works in Garden City, NY and Babylon, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Ruotolo include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Patients gave Dr. Ruotolo an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruotolo graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ruotolo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Korean. She is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY), and Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Dobryansky, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
999 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY
 

Dr. Michael Dobryansky sees patients in Garden City, NY, Babylon, NY, and West Islip, NY. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Dobryansky's areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient ratings for Dr. Dobryansky average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Russian. Dr. Dobryansky's professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital, and Huntington Hospital. Dr. Dobryansky welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Tommaso Addona, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
 

Dr. Tommaso Addona's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Addona (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Addona include breast reconstruction revision, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital, and Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre. Dr. Addona's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Addona has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Laurence Theodore Glickman, MS, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
999 Franklin Avenue; Suite 300
Garden City, NY
 

Dr. Laurence Glickman is a Garden City, NY physician who specializes in plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Glickman include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He takes Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Montreal General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Glickman (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Sign Language. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, and Nassau University Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Roger Lawrence Simpson, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
 

Dr. Roger Simpson is a specialist in plastic surgery. After completing medical school at Université Libre de Bruxelles, Dr. Simpson performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Simpson include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simpson accepts. Dr. Simpson (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Nassau University Medical Center, Glen Cove Hospital, and South Nassau Communities Hospital.

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Dr. Richard Garett Reish, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
 

Dr. Richard Reish sees patients in Garden City, NY, Brooklyn, NY, and New York, NY. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Reish graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Reish include breast reconstruction revision, knee ligament injuries, and headache. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Reish accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. His distinctions include: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship, Harvard Medical School; Harvard Carl W. Walter Endowment; and Fellowship Research Award. Dr. Reish (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Armenian. Dr. Reish's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and St. Francis Hospital.

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Dr. Barry K Douglas, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
999 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY
 

Dr. Barry Douglas practices plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Douglas's professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, and Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Douglas honors Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Douglas attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Douglas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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Dr. Bruce W Brewer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
 

Dr. Bruce Brewer is a plastic surgeon in Garden City, NY and East Meadow, NY. Dr. Brewer's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital and Duke University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Brewer (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Dr. Brewer is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center (West Islip, NY), and Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
125 Mineola Avenue; Suite 200
Roslyn Heights, NY
 

Dr. Kevin Small's medical specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), blepharoplasty, and body contouring after weight loss. Dr. Small accepts Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS).

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What is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction is a surgery to remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts in order to ease discomfort.

When women have unusually large breasts, the weight of the breast tissue can cause significant pain in the back, neck, and shoulders. If the breast tissue pulls the shoulders down in a certain way, nerve problems can result, leading to a feeling of pins and needles in the arms and hands. The skin underneath large breasts can suffer from rashes. Women with unusually large or heavy breasts might not be able to participate in sports or other activities that they would like to do. Large breasts can also lead to unwanted attention and a significant loss of self-esteem for many women.

Some men may also seek to have breast reduction surgery. Due to certain hormonal disorders, men can sometimes develop enlarged breast tissue, called gynecomastia. This condition can be a source of great emotional distress.

During a breast reduction surgery, the patient is usually ‘put to sleep’ with general anesthesia. An incision is made around the areola, the dark area around the nipple, and sometimes down the underside of the breast as well. Through this incision, the breast tissue is removed, lifted, and shaped. The areola and nipple are repositioned higher on the breast. Then the new breast is sutured, or sewn closed. The entire procedure takes between two and five hours. For several weeks after the reduction, the new breasts will be swollen from surgery, and their size will continue to change until healing is complete. Scars are usually small but visible right after surgery, but they fade after several months.

In order to be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery, a patient must be in good general health, not significantly overweight, not a smoker (or able to stop smoking temporarily), and old enough that the patient’s breasts have finished developing. Although there are several good reasons to undergo breast reduction surgery, there are risks as well. Some of these risks are related to surgery in general, such as risks for anesthesia or blood clots. Others are specific to breast reduction surgery, and they include the risk of asymmetrical breasts, decreased sensation in the breasts, or an inability to breastfeed in the future.
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