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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 medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and JFK Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Smith attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Redstone trained at Richmond University Medical Center, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Redstone has indicated that his clinical interests include cosmetic breast surgery, facial reconstruction, and otoplasty (cosmetic ear surgery). He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Redstone has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Redstone (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Clara Maass Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Dr. Rowe attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rowe is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delta Dental. Dr. Rowe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, German, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and Monmouth Medical Center. He 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. She practices in Shrewsbury, NJ, Springfield, NJ, and Montclair, NJ. She has indicated that her clinical interests include reconstructive surgery. Dr. Schneider is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, QualCare, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Her professional affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, and Jersey City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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 works as a plastic surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greco include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Greco accepts QualCare insurance. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Greco completed a residency program at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Greco is affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center.

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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.