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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's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Khan's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at Christiana Care Health System and Mayo Clinic for residency. His 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

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

Dr. Jason C Ganz, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
24 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jason Ganz is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in East Setauket, NY. After attending New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and general reconstruction. Dr. Ganz is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital.

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

All Interests: Benign Soft Tissue Tumor, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alexander Dagum practices plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto, Dr. Dagum attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Dagum include facial problems, cleft lip and palate, and eyelid surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

Dr. Duc Bui is a specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Bui include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Bui studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Bui trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency.

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

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

Dr. Lukasz Czerwonka, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 37 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Lukasz Czerwonka is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at Western Reserve Care System and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Czerwonka include basal cell carcinoma, thyroid cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). Dr. Czerwonka is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap reconstruction

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Fine Needle Aspiration, Thyroid Cancer, Sentinel Lymph Node ... (Read more)

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What is Flap Reconstruction?

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.

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