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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 in Pittsburgh, PA. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Capone's clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Capone's medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC Presbyterian, and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Capone takes.

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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. 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. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Heil is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as 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. James Lawrence Fernau, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4815 Liberty Avenue; Suite 443
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. James Fernau is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Fernau has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Fernau's education and training includes medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine and residency 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. 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 in Pittsburgh, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. McCafferty's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. McCafferty performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is 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 specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Monroeville, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Antimarino obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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. 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, Coventry, and more. 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, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Guy Stofman's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Stofman's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. 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. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Russavage is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Russavage completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is 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. Michael Lawrence Gimbel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3380 Boulevard of The Allies; Suite 180
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Michael Gimbel is a Pittsburgh, PA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Gimbel highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gimbel include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), and UPMC Presbyterian. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Gimbel performed 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, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (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. Dr. Zitelli is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zitelli completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zitelli is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $525 - $1,237
  • Medicare Cost: $330 - $960
Dr. Dinakar Golla, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
500 Pine Hollow Road
Mckees Rocks, PA
 

Dr. Dinakar Golla sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA, Harmar, PA, and Butler, PA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass cosmetic surgery. Dr. Golla's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC Passavant. Dr. Golla honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, he speaks Telugu.

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Clinical Interests: Cosmetic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,600 - $4,934
  • Medicare Cost: $705 - $736
Dr. Rafael Jose Diaz Garcia, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
320 E North Avenue; Suite 401
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Rafael Diaz-Garcia practices plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Diaz-Garcia is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Howard Edington is a surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. Dr. Edington 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, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, Breast Implant Removal, Breast ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
320 E North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Michael White is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. White is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Areas of expertise for Dr. White include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. White average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. White takes 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 works as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Bragdon attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bragdon takes United Healthcare Compass, Coventry, Coventry HSA, 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, Down ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Kang's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Kang's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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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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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.