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

Dr. Brian Heil sees patients in Cranberry Township, PA, Upper Saint Clair, PA, and McMurray, PA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Heil include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Heil graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Heil completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). On average, patients gave Dr. Heil a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a Pittsburgh, PA physician who specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Capone's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. Dr. Capone accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC Presbyterian, and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. In addition to English, Dr. Capone 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 is a plastic surgery specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fernau's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Fortis, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fernau completed residency programs 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 works as a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Stofman is affiliated with UPMC Mercy and UPMC St. Margaret. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Stofman attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Stofman takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Antimarino is a plastic surgeon in Monroeville, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Antimarino honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Antimarino attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Antimarino is affiliated with UPMC East.

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

Dr. Leo McCafferty works as a plastic surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. McCafferty's clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. McCafferty attended Temple University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include 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. John Albert Zitelli, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5200 Centre Avenue; Suite 303, Shadyside Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. John Zitelli is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. Dr. Zitelli is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zitelli attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $525 - $1,237
  • Medicare Cost: $330 - $960
Dr. Richard Leo Raszewski, MD
Specializes in Other
Suite 302; Professional Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Areas of expertise for Dr. Richard Raszewski include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Raszewski graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then 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, 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 specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Russavage is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Russavage include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Presbyterian, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Russavage takes. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Russavage trained 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, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,934
  • Medicare Cost: $1,055
Dr. Michael Lawrence Gimbel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3380 Boulevard of The Allies; Suite 180
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Michael Gimbel is a specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Gimbel include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gimbel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Gimbel trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. His professional affiliations include 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. Howard David Edington, MD
Specializes in Surgery
4727 Friendship Avenue; Room 340
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Howard Edington is a physician who specializes in surgery. Dr. Edington's clinical interests include 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 honors. He attended medical school 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)

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

Dr. Dinakar Golla's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He is conversant in Telugu. Dr. Golla's areas of expertise include cosmetic surgery. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC Passavant. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Golla attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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 practices plastic surgery in Pittsburgh, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. White honors. He 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)

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

Dr. Robert Kang practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kang's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for 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. Robert Whipple Bragdon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1050 Bower Hill Road; Suite 101
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Robert Bragdon's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Bragdon has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes United Healthcare Compass, Coventry, and Coventry HSA, 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, Down ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ernest Manders is a plastic surgeon. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Manders is affiliated with VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Manders accepts.

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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.