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We found 5 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept United Healthcare Navigate near Exton, PA.

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

Dr. David Singer practices plastic surgery. Dr. Singer's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Singer attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Singer has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Chi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. 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, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary F Wingate, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
460 Creamery Way; Suite 110
Exton, PA
 

Dr. Gary Wingate is a specialist in plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Wingate's hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wingate's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Wingate has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Implant Surgery, Injectable ... (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 specialist in plastic surgery. She works in Paoli, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Exton, PA. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cedrone's areas of expertise include dermabrasion, botulinum toxin injection, and rhinoplasty. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Cedrone accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She welcomes new patients. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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 is a plastic surgeon and general surgeon in Paoli, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include neck reconstructive surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. Dr. Caplan is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Caplan is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. 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.

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

Dr. Nestor Veitia is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in West Chester, PA and Paoli, PA. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Veitia is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Veitia's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

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