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We found 4 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept TRICARE near Lake Success, NY.

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Dr. Neil Tanna, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1991 Marcus Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Neil Tanna specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Tanna's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tanna has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Sanford Dubner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Other
410 Lakeville Road; Suite 310
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Sanford Dubner is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and head and neck surgery. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Dubner has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Dubner is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is affiliated with Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

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Dr. Armen Kevork Kasabian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1991 Marcus Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Armen Kasabian's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in New Hyde Park, NY, Staten Island, NY, and Lake Success, NY. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave Dr. Kasabian a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kasabian accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Kasabian (or staff) is conversant in Armenian and Russian. Dr. Kasabian's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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Dr. Charles Carmine Conte, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Other
600 Northern Boulevard; Suite 111
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Charles Conte's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Fidelis, HealthSmart, and more. After attending Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Conte completed his residency training at Hartford Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Conte's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,624
  • Medicare Cost: $1,610
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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.