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

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

Dr. Tommaso Addona's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Addona include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Addona is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Addona is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Addona trained 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 the following languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Addona's hospital/clinic 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: Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Breast Reduction, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (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 is a specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Khan honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at Christiana Care Health System and Mayo Clinic. Dr. Khan is affiliated with 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 sees patients in Smithtown, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Stony Brook, NY. Her medical specialty is plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, body contouring, and breast reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Huston average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Huston accepts Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Huston is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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

Dr. Alexander Dagum practices plastic surgery in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Dagum include facial problems, cleft lip and palate, and eyelid surgery. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Dagum trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency.

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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. 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 medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, eyelid surgery, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, Dr. Gelfand completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. 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: Benign Soft Tissue Tumor, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Cosmetic ... (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 is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ganz include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more.

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

All Interests: Benign Soft Tissue Tumor, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (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 works as a plastic surgeon in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. Dr. Bui's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and 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.