We found 5 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept QualCare near New York, NY.

Dr. George Philip Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
476 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. George Smith is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and JFK Medical Center. Dr. Smith's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

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Dr. Jeremiah Star Redstone, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
45 East 85th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeremiah Redstone's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Redstone (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Redstone's areas of clinical interest consist of cosmetic breast surgery, facial reconstruction, and otoplasty (cosmetic ear surgery). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Richmond University Medical Center, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Redstone takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Redstone include: New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Body Contouring, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, DIEP Flap Reconstruction, Cosmetic Breast ... (Read more)

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Dr. Norman Maurice Rowe, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
50 East 69th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Norman Rowe's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Rowe's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delta Dental, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Rowe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, German, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Rowe welcomes 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)

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Dr. Lisa Frances Schneider, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
The Women's Center at Grove Street; 116 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Lisa Schneider's specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schneider include reconstructive surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, QualCare, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schneider accepts. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Schneider is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center, and Monmouth Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cancer, Breast Reconstruction, Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Gregory A Greco, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
30 Central Park South
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gregory Greco's area of specialization is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Greco is professionally affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Monmouth Medical Center. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for QualCare insurance.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (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.