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We found 5 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Coventry Silver HMO near Hershey, PA.

Dr. John Damian Potochny, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. John Potochny is a plastic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Potochny accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Graduate Hospital.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Dino Joseph Ravnic, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
500 University Drive; H071
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Dino Ravnic specializes in plastic surgery. Before completing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Ravnic attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is especially interested in cosmetic breast surgery and breast reconstruction. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ravnic is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction, Cosmetic Breast Surgery

Dr. Donald Roy Mackay, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
500 University Drive; Plastic Surgery Room C3840, Mc H071
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Donald Mackay is a specialist in plastic surgery. After attending the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school, Dr. Mackay completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and dermabrasion. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mackay is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Rogerio Izar Neves, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Surgical Oncology
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Rogerio Neves practices plastic surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include mohs surgery, breast reconstruction, and skin cancer. Dr. Neves accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer, Mohs Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Melanoma

Dr. Cathy Renee Henry, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Cathy Henry's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and facial surgery. Dr. Henry is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Henry attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. She trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Tummy Tuck, Body Contouring, Botox Injection, Breast Augmentation, Facial Surgery, Liposuction, ... (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.