We found 16 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Coventry HMO near Allentown, PA.

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

Dr. Brian Heil is a plastic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Heil is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heil accepts. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Heil attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Fernau is a specialist in plastic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Fernau's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fernau accepts. He studied medicine at the University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Fernau's residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include ASAPS Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery; Consumers Research Council of America, "Top Surgeon"; and Excellence in Plastic Surgery Award, by National Institute of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Raymond Capone is a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon. Dr. Capone's areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. The average patient rating for Dr. Capone is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Capone studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Tufts Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and UPMC Presbyterian. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Lip Implants, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Antimarino's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Antimarino's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with UPMC East. He obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Antimarino is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Patient Satisfaction Award; Trib Readers' Choice - 2016 RealSelf 500 Award - 2015; and Pittsburgh Top Doc.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Lawrence Gimbel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3380 Boulevard of The Allies; Suite 180
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Michael Gimbel's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Gimbel include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), and UPMC Presbyterian. Dr. Gimbel attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gimbel takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Raszewski's area of specialization is plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Raszewski's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his 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, Body Contouring, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Guy Stofman is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Stofman has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Stofman include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Stofman attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. 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: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Leo McCafferty specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Pittsburgh, PA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McCafferty's areas of expertise include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. McCafferty's training includes residency programs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He 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: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dinakar Golla, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
500 Pine Hollow Road
Mckees Rocks, PA
 

Dr. Dinakar Golla works as a plastic surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA, Harmar, PA, and Butler, PA. Dr. Golla graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Golla accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC McKeesport, and UPMC St. Margaret.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $4,600 - $4,934
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $705 - $736
Dr. Rafael Jose Diaz Garcia, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
320 E North Avenue; Suite 401
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Rafael Diaz-Garcia is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Diaz-Garcia graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

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

Specializes in Other
3550 Terrace Street; 676 Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. James Russavage is rated highly by his patients. His 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. Dr. Russavage graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Russavage is professionally affiliated with VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael John White, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
320 E North Avenue; Suite 401
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Michael White is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. White include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. White accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. White graduated from 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 Plastic Surgery
4727 Friendship Avenue; Room 340
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Howard Edington is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Edington include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. Dr. Edington honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of 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)

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

Dr. Robert Kang is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kang accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Ernest Manders is a plastic surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Manders include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Manders is professionally affiliated with VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Manders has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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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)

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 areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Bragdon's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Coventry, and Coventry HSA.

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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)

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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.

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