We found 7 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept United Healthcare near Glen Mills, PA.

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Dr. Francis Xavier Delone Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 320
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Francis Delone is a plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Delone include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Delone is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Delone has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. David Avery Bottger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 230
Newtown Square, 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

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Dr. Thomas Charles Jacob Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 320
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Jacob's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacob include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Jacob attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Jacob has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Christian Subbio practices hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery in Allentown, PA and Newtown Square, PA. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Subbio's professional affiliations include Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Subbio takes Coventry, United Healthcare POS, Aetna, and more. He is not accepting new patients at this time. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Subbio trained at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

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Dr. Guy M Nardella Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 320
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Guy Nardella is a plastic surgeon, hand surgeon, and general surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nardella include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Nardella is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nardella is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. David Singer works as a plastic surgeon in Paoli, PA and West Chester, PA. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Singer is affiliated with Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Singer welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital.

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

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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 plastic surgery specialist in West Chester, PA and Paoli, PA. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Veitia takes. Dr. Veitia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Chester County Hospital. He 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.