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We found 5 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Medicare near Lancaster, PA.

Dr. Wendell Laverne Funk, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
230 Harrisburg Avenue; Suite 7
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Wendell Funk is a head and neck plastic surgeon. Patients rated Dr. Funk highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and Ohio State University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Funk is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jame Francis Arnold, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
554 North Duke Street; Suite 100
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Jame Arnold specializes in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Arnold is affiliated with Lancaster General Health. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, he completed his residency training at Froedtert Hospital. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Hair Transplant, Breast Reduction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Roy Arthur, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
554 North Duke Street; Suite 100
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Arthur's specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Lancaster General Health. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arthur accepts. Before completing his residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Dr. Arthur attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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

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

Dr. Michael S Flood, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Wound Care
2112 Harrisburg Pike; #327
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Michael Flood is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery, undersea and hyperbaric medicine, and wound care. Dr. Flood's training includes residency programs at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Lancaster General Health.

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

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

Dr. David Scott Warsaw, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
554 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. David Warsaw is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Warsaw include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Warsaw is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Warsaw accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (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.