We found 7 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Aetna near Exton, PA.

Showing 1-7 of 7
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
460 Creamery Way; Suite 110
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Gary Wingate is a plastic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Wingate's professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Wingate has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wingate takes. Dr. Wingate has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

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

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

Dr. Francine Anne Cedrone, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
491 John Young Way; Suite 320
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Francine Cedrone is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Cedrone is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and rhinoplasty. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Main Line Health. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Cedrone is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Cedrone trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction with flap surgery, TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. David Patrick Singer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 201
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. David Singer's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Singer studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Rhode Island Hospital. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Singer average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Singer is affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He is open to new patients.

Read more

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

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
460 Creamery Way; Suite 110
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Paul Kim practices plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Kim average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His training includes residency programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Kim has received the distinction of Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue.

Read more

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Saul Caplan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
491 John Young Way; Suite 320
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Howard Caplan works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon. Dr. Caplan's clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Caplan completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Caplan is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Main Line Health. He has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Nestor Adolfo Veitia, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
915 Old Fern Hill Road; Building B, Suite 201
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Nestor Veitia's specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Veitia attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
495 Thomas Jones Way; Suite 204b
Exton, PA
 

Dr. David Kim works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim accepts. Dr. Kim is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kim include: First Prize:Robert Ivey Society Plastic Surgery; Meeting Pittsburgh, PA .; and First Prize:Philadelpia Hand Society Meeting.

Read more

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Accessibility

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.