We found 12 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Bronze Compass HSA 5500 near Bryn Mawr, PA.

Benjamin Chang, MD, FACS
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Practice, Hand Surgery, General Pediatrics, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
210 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Benjamin Chang works as a plastic surgeon, general practitioner, and hand surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: general reconstruction, osteomyelitis, and wrist fracture. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang takes. Dr. Chang is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctor; Main Line Today's Top Doctors; and Top Doc in Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Chang is conversant in Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Bone Cancer, Burn ... (Read more)

Dr. Suhall Khuzema Kanchwala, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
10 Penn Tower Building; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Suhail Kanchwala's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Kanchwala graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Kanchwala include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), deviated septum, and septoplasty. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kanchwala (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Kanchwala's professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction with flap surgery, implant-based breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Avery Bottger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. David Bottger works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon in Newtown Square, PA and Havertown, PA. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bottger include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Bottger has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Bottger has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Samuel Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Mobe #660
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Ryan Hoffman is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include facial problems, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Hoffman is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Hoffman's training includes a residency program at Lankenau Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hoffman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Joseph Michael Serletti, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
23 Morris Avenue; Suite 219
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Serletti's specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Serletti's clinical interests: dermabrasion, deviated septum, and botox injection. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2006 - 2008, and 2009 - 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014. Dr. Serletti is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction with flap surgery, free flap breast reconstruction, implant-based breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Breast Reconstruction with Flap ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $14,286
  • Medicare Cost: $3,669
Dr. Louis Philip Bucky, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
200 W Montgomery Avenue
Ardmore, PA
 

Dr. Louis Bucky specializes in plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bucky include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. Dr. Bucky is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Bucky has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues from 2004 through 2016.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Liza C.G. Wu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
23 Morris Avenue; Suite 219
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Liza Wu is a specialist in plastic surgery. She works in Bryn Mawr, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Her clinical interests include neck reconstructive surgery, deviated septum, and septoplasty. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wu is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Wu has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. She is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction with flap surgery, implant-based breast reconstruction

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstruction with Flap ... (Read more)

Dr. Aron David Wahrman, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
7 Penarth Road
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Aron Wahrman is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Wahrman graduated from Yale School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wahrman completed residency programs at Temple University Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Wahrman include dermabrasion, botox injection, and breast augmentation. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Wahrman is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , implant-based breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction, Wound Complications, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Saul Caplan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Howard Caplan is a plastic surgeon and general surgeon. Dr. Caplan's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Main Line Health. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patients gave Dr. Caplan an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Caplan welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Larry J Jonas, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 456
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Larry Jonas sees patients in Wynnewood, PA and Paoli, PA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Jonas attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Jonas trained at Boston Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jonas is affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Jonas's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Joshua Fosnot, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
23 Morris Avenue; Suite 219
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Joshua Fosnot practices plastic surgery in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. His areas of expertise include blepharoplasty, facial nerve graft, and nose reconstruction. Dr. Fosnot honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Fosnot's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction with flap surgery, implant-based breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Patrick Fischer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4623 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Fischer is a plastic surgery specialist. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. These areas are among Dr. Fischer's clinical interests: chronic wounds, body contouring, and abdominal wall reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction with flap surgery, implant-based breast reconstruction

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What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.

There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A flap of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Stretching of the skin is done using expanders, which are similar to breast implants, except they increase in size when saltwater solution is injected into them. Many women also choose to combine the flap procedure with implant placement to achieve their desired result. Once the new breast shape is formed, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

Reconstruction may be done in a single surgery or broken up into multiple procedures:

  • Immediate reconstruction rebuilds the breast right after mastectomy. This method is not recommended if additional chemotherapy or radiation is needed after surgery.
  • Delayed reconstruction occurs after chemotherapy or radiation has been given. These treatments may decrease the volume or alter the color of the reconstructed breast, so they should be completed before the breast is rebuilt. This type of reconstruction may happen weeks, months, or even years after mastectomy.
  • Staged reconstruction splits the reconstructive process into two parts. The first part inserts temporary expanders to stretch the skin and is done immediately after breast removal surgery. The second part replaces the expanders with implants after chemotherapy or radiation treatments have been given.
Breast reconstruction is not perfect. The two breasts may not always look exactly identical, although they will be close. There may be small scars, and a loss of sensation in the reconstructed breast. A reconstructed breast will not produce milk, so you may have trouble breastfeeding. Still, reconstruction is a great option for women who want that part of their appearance back.