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

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

Dr. Brian Heil practices plastic surgery in Cranberry Township, PA, Upper Saint Clair, PA, and McMurray, PA. Dr. Heil attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Heil 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: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Reconstructive ... (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. Dr. McCafferty's clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. Dr. McCafferty's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Jeffrey R Antimarino, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5301 Fifth Avenue; Suite A
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Antimarino is a plastic surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA and Monroeville, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Antimarino include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Antimarino's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Antimarino takes. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Antimarino's medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Antimarino include: Patient Satisfaction Award; Trib Readers' Choice - 2016 RealSelf 500 Award - 2015; and Pittsburgh Top Doc. He is affiliated with UPMC East.

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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 L Gimbel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3380 Boulevard of The Allies; Suite 180
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Michael Gimbel sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), and UPMC Presbyterian. Dr. Gimbel is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Gimbel trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Gimbel average 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gimbel accepts.

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

Dr. Raymond Capone, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Capone's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and UPMC Presbyterian. In addition to English, Dr. Capone 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. Richard Leo Raszewski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
Suite 302; Professional Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Richard Raszewski is a plastic surgeon in Gibsonia, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Raszewski honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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. James L Fernau, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4815 Liberty Avenue; Suite 443
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. James Fernau's specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Fernau include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He graduated from the University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Fernau's distinctions 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. Guy M Stofman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1350 Locust Street; Suite G103
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Guy Stofman specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Stofman is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. His professional 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. Ernest Kelvin Manders, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
Kaufmann Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Ernest Manders sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Manders include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Manders honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Manders's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Dinakar Golla works as a plastic surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu. Dr. Golla's areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC McKeesport, and UPMC St. Margaret. Dr. Golla is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 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: 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 J 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. He works in Pittsburgh, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Diaz-Garcia include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He accepts 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. In addition to English, Dr. Diaz-Garcia 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 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Russavage honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He 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)

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. He works in Pittsburgh, PA. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Kang is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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)

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

Dr. Michael White specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. White graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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. Howard D Edington, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4727 Friendship Avenue; Room 340
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Howard Edington is a plastic surgeon. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. Dr. Edington is in-network for 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)

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

Dr. Robert Bragdon is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bragdon include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Bragdon's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Coventry, Coventry HSA, and more. He is a graduate of 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)

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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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