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

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) and practices in Lake Success, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and New York, NY. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tanna include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Tanna graduated from Albany Medical College. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and head and neck surgery; he sees patients in New Hyde Park, NY and Lake Success, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Dubner is professionally affiliated with Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dubner accepts. Dr. Dubner's 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. Armen Kevork Kasabian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1991 Marcus Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Armen Kasabian practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in New Hyde Park, NY and Lake Success, NY. Dr. Kasabian's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Kasabian is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kasabian has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Kasabian (or staff) speaks Armenian and Russian. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. He 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 practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Conte is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Dartmouth Medical School and performed his residency at Hartford Hospital. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Amerigroup, Fidelis, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Conte's office for an appointment.

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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.