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We found 12 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Coventry Silver HMO 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 in Philadelphia, PA and King of Prussia, PA. Dr. Chang's areas of expertise include the following: general reconstruction, osteomyelitis, and wrist fracture. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Chang's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctor; Main Line Today's Top Doctors; and Top Doc in Philadelphia Magazine. He speaks Chinese. He is 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

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

Dr. Robert Berg Penne, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob East, Suite 54
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Robert Penne works as an ophthalmologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Penne is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures and eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Penne is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program. He has received distinctions including 'Top Docs'; Philadelphia Magazine 2002 - Main Line Health; and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,282
  • Medicare Cost: $403
Dr. Paul M Glat, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
191 Presidential Boulevard; Suite 101
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Paul Glat's area of specialization is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Glat speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Hahnemann University Hospital. He studied medicine at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Glat's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Glat has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Top Docs - Philadelphia Magazine 2002 - Main Line Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

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

Dr. Joseph Serletti's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Before completing his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Serletti attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, deviated septum, and septoplasty. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinctions: 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's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap 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 is a Wynnewood, PA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include facial problems, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. Dr. Hoffman is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Paoli Hospital. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Hoffman attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Suhail Kanchwala's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Kanchwala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kanchwala include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), deviated septum, and septoplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kanchwala takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Injectable ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,130
  • Medicare Cost: $1,208
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 Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. Before performing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Wu attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, neck reconstructive surgery, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Wu's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wu is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Wu is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,858
  • Medicare Cost: $2,367
Dr. Howard Saul Caplan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Howard Caplan practices plastic surgery and general surgery in Paoli, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. Dr. Caplan's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Caplan include neck reconstructive surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Caplan trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Caplan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Caplan's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Daniel Benjamin Westawski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
919 Conestoga Road; Bldg Two Suite 208
Rosemont, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Westawski is a plastic surgery specialist in Rosemont, PA, Plymouth Mtg, PA, and Plymouth Meeting, PA. Dr. Westawski's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Abington Health. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Westawski honors. Dr. Westawski is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Wrist Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Brannon Claytor, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
888 Glenbrook Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Richard Claytor is a plastic surgeon, hand surgeon, and general surgeon in Bryn Mawr, PA. Dr. Claytor's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Claytor is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Presentations: High Volume Lipografting to Irradiated Tissue, Fat Grafting Forum; Vertical Oblique Incisions for Mastectomy Reduces Flap Necrosis and Improves Aesthetic Results; and New England Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Dr. Claytor has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Christian Robert Subbio, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3734 West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Christian Subbio's medical specialty is hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Subbio is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Subbio include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare POS, Aetna, and more. Dr. Subbio attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (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. Dr. Wahrman's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wahrman takes. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Wahrman's medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with 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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (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.