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We found 7 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Affinity Health Plan near East Setauket, NY.

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Dr. Tommaso Addona, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Tommaso Addona's specialty is plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Addona average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He honors Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Addona completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Addona (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Addona's professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital, and Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Butt ... (Read more)

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Dr. Sami Ullah Khan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way, Suite 100
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Sami Khan specializes in plastic surgery. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Khan trained at Christiana Care Health System and Mayo Clinic for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Khan's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital and South Nassau Communities Hospital.

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

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

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Dr. Tara Lynn Huston, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way Suite 100
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Tara Huston is a plastic surgeon in Smithtown, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, body contouring, and breast reconstruction. She is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Dr. Huston attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Body Contouring, Soft Tissue Reconstruction, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Mark A Gelfand, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way, Suite 100
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Mark Gelfand is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Gelfand's areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, eyelid surgery, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Gelfand (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Alexander Bee Dagum, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
T19-060 Health Science Center Drive
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Alexander Dagum is a plastic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, cleft lip and palate, and eyelid surgery. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dagum attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jason C Ganz, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Stony Brook Technology Park; 24 Research Way, Suite 100
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jason Ganz, who practices in East Setauket, NY, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ganz include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ganz is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Georgetown University Hospital.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn ... (Read more)

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Dr. Duc Tri Bui, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
T19-060 Health Science Center Drive
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Duc Bui specializes in plastic surgery and practices in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bui include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Bui is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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

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

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What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.

There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A flap of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Stretching of the skin is done using expanders, which are similar to breast implants, except they increase in size when saltwater solution is injected into them. Many women also choose to combine the flap procedure with implant placement to achieve their desired result. Once the new breast shape is formed, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

Reconstruction may be done in a single surgery or broken up into multiple procedures:

  • Immediate reconstruction rebuilds the breast right after mastectomy. This method is not recommended if additional chemotherapy or radiation is needed after surgery.
  • Delayed reconstruction occurs after chemotherapy or radiation has been given. These treatments may decrease the volume or alter the color of the reconstructed breast, so they should be completed before the breast is rebuilt. This type of reconstruction may happen weeks, months, or even years after mastectomy.
  • Staged reconstruction splits the reconstructive process into two parts. The first part inserts temporary expanders to stretch the skin and is done immediately after breast removal surgery. The second part replaces the expanders with implants after chemotherapy or radiation treatments have been given.
Breast reconstruction is not perfect. The two breasts may not always look exactly identical, although they will be close. There may be small scars, and a loss of sensation in the reconstructed breast. A reconstructed breast will not produce milk, so you may have trouble breastfeeding. Still, reconstruction is a great option for women who want that part of their appearance back.