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Dr. Brian Vassar Heil, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2110 Jane Street; Suite 801n
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Brian Heil is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Heil's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Raymond A Capone Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
5727 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Raymond Capone's medical specialty is hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Capone average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. Dr. Capone honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC Presbyterian, and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. He speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. James Lawrence Fernau, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4815 Liberty Avenue; Suite 443
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. James Fernau practices plastic surgery in Pittsburgh, PA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Fernau's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Fortis, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fernau trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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

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

Dr. Guy Marc Stofman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1350 Locust Street; Suite G103
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Guy Stofman's medical specialty is plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Stofman is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Stofman honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy and UPMC St. Margaret.

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

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

Dr. Leonard R McCafferty, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
580 South Aiken Avenue; Suite 530
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Leo McCafferty is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. McCafferty's clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. McCafferty is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Russell Antimarino, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5301 Fifth Avenue; Suite A
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Antimarino is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Antimarino is professionally affiliated with UPMC East. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Antimarino attended Creighton University School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Antimarino accepts.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. John Albert Zitelli, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5200 Centre Avenue; Suite 303, Shadyside Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. John Zitelli's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Zitelli attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $525 - $1,237
  • Medicare Cost: $330 - $960
Dr. Michael Lawrence Gimbel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3380 Boulevard of The Allies; Suite 180
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Michael Gimbel's specialty is plastic surgery. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave Dr. Gimbel a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), and UPMC Presbyterian.

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

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

Dr. Richard Leo Raszewski, MD
Specializes in Other
Suite 302; Professional Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

These areas are among Dr. Richard Raszewski's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Raszewski is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Michael Russavage, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
3380 Boulevard of The Allies; Suite 158
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. James Russavage is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Pittsburgh, PA, Monroeville, PA, and Latrobe, PA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Russavage's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Russavage completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Presbyterian, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,934
  • Medicare Cost: $1,055
Dr. Dinakar Golla, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
500 Pine Hollow Road
Mckees Rocks, PA
 

Dr. Dinakar Golla specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Pittsburgh, PA, Harmar, PA, and Butler, PA. He is conversant in Telugu. Dr. Golla has indicated that his clinical interests include cosmetic surgery. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC Passavant. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. Dr. Golla's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Cosmetic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,600 - $4,934
  • Medicare Cost: $705 - $736
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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
320 E North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Michael White is a plastic surgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. White's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. White studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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

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

Dr. Howard David Edington, MD
Specializes in Surgery
4727 Friendship Avenue; Room 340
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Howard Edington practices surgery in Pittsburgh, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Edington accepts. Dr. Edington studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, Breast Implant Removal, Breast ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4815 Liberty Avenue; Suite 425
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Robert Kang is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kang include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Kang takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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

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

Dr. Robert Whipple Bragdon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1050 Bower Hill Road; Suite 101
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Robert Bragdon works as a plastic surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Bragdon's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Coventry, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernest Kelvin Manders, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
Kaufmann Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Ernest Manders is a plastic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Manders include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Manders accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Manders completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Hair Transplant, ... (Read more)

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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.