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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 medical specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Khan's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan honors. He is a graduate of Medical College of Georgia. He completed his residency training at Christiana Care Health System and Mayo Clinic. 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. Alexander Bee Dagum, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
T19-060 Health Science Center Drive
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Alexander Dagum works as a plastic surgeon in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Dagum include facial problems, cleft lip and palate, and eyelid surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dagum honors. Dr. Dagum attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently 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

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

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

Dr. Jason Ganz works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ganz include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Stony Brook University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Ganz's training includes a residency program at Georgetown 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. Duc Tri Bui, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
T19-060 Health Science Center Drive
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Duc Bui is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Bui's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Stony Brook, NY and East Setauket, NY. Before completing his residency at Western Reserve Care System and a hospital affiliated with Wright State University, Dr. Czerwonka attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His clinical interests include basal cell carcinoma, thyroid cancer, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). Dr. Czerwonka accepts HealthSmart, Viant, Healthfirst, and more.

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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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