We found 6 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Beavercreek, OH.

Dr. David Jay Ettinger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3359 Kemp Road; Suite 200
Beavercreek, OH
 

Dr. David Ettinger works as a plastic surgeon in Beavercreek, OH. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Ettinger include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ettinger takes. He attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Kettering Health Network.

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

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Dr. Frank Vincent Troha, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2350 Miami Valley Drive; Suite 420
Centerville, OH
 

Dr. Frank Troha is a specialist in plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Troha is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Troha's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Troha honors. He graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Troha is professionally affiliated with Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Keith Allen Perrine, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3535 Pentagon Boulevard; Suite 300
Beavercreek, OH
 

Dr. Keith Perrine's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Perrine completed his residency training at Huron Hospital. He is affiliated with Miami Valley Hospital. Dr. Perrine is accepting new patients.

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

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Dr. William Charles Rigano, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2350 Miami Valley Drive; Suite 520
Centerville, OH
 

Dr. William Rigano is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Rigano is professionally affiliated with Kettering Health Network and Miami Valley Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Dr. Rigano performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University.

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

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Dr. Todd L Hicks, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2300 Miami Valley Drive; Suite 380
Dayton, OH
 

Dr. Todd Hicks practices plastic surgery in Dayton, OH and Centerville, OH. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hicks include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hicks accepts. Dr. Hicks attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Hicks's hospital/clinic affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital, Atrium Medical Center, and Miami Valley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4244 Indian Ripple Road; Suite 300
Beavercreek, OH
 

Dr. Matthew Talarczyk is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Dayton, OH, and Kettering, OH. Dr. Talarczyk's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is affiliated with Kettering Health Network.

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

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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.