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We found 8 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 is a plastic surgeon, general practitioner, and hand surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include general reconstruction, osteomyelitis, and wrist fracture. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang honors. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctor; Main Line Today's Top Doctors; and Top Doc in Philadelphia Magazine. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. Dr. Chang's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Joseph Michael Serletti, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
23 Morris Avenue; Suite 219
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Serletti's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and septoplasty. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Serletti performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Serletti's distinctions include: 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $14,286
  • Medicare Cost: $3,669
Dr. Ryan Samuel Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Mobe #660
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Ryan Hoffman practices plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include facial problems, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Hoffman studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Lankenau Medical Center. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoffman takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Hoffman welcomes new patients.

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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. 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 specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Bottger a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Bottger graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bottger completed residency programs at Cleveland Clinic, Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. His professional affiliations include Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He 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. Louis Philip Bucky, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
200 W Montgomery Avenue
Ardmore, PA
 

Dr. Louis Bucky is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bucky trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), dermabrasion, and spider veins. Dr. Bucky is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His distinctions include: 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. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Aron David Wahrman, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
8815 Germantown Avenue; Medical Office Building, Suite 36
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Aron Wahrman's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wahrman attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Abington Health, Lankenau Medical Center, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (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 medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Caplan include neck reconstructive surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caplan is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Main Line Health. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Larry Jonas works as a plastic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jonas include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Jonas has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Jonas's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is affiliated with Main Line Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

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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.