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We found 5 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1000 near Media, PA.

Dr. Francis Xavier Delone Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Hcc 2 Suite 2405
Media, PA
 

Dr. Francis Delone specializes in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Delone's professional affiliations include Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Delone attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Delone has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Thomas Charles Jacob Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Hcc 2 Suite 2405
Media, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Jacob works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Jacob's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Jacob has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Main Line Today. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Guy M Nardella Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Suite 2405, Riddle Hospital
Media, PA
 

Dr. Guy Nardella is a plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery specialist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Nardella's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Nardella trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include "Top Doctors" in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Nardella is affiliated with Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. David Bottger specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Bottger's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Bottger average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic, Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. Dr. Bottger is affiliated with Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Bottger welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Christian Subbio's areas of specialization are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Allentown, PA and Newtown Square, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Subbio include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare POS, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Dr. Subbio speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

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