We found 7 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Coventry Silver near Paoli, PA.

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Benjamin Chang, MD, FACS
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Practice, Hand Surgery, General Pediatrics, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
210 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Benjamin Chang works as a plastic surgeon, general practitioner, and hand surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: general reconstruction, osteomyelitis, and wrist fracture. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang takes. Dr. Chang is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctor; Main Line Today's Top Doctors; and Top Doc in Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Chang is conversant in Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Bone Cancer, Burn ... (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 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

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

Dr. David Patrick Singer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
255 W Lancaster Avenue; Mob Iii, Suite 332
Paoli, 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

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

Dr. Howard Saul Caplan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
17 Industrial Boulevard; 102
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Howard Caplan is a plastic surgeon and general surgeon. Dr. Caplan's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Main Line Health. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patients gave Dr. Caplan an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Caplan welcomes new patients.

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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. Nestor Adolfo Veitia, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
255 W. Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Hospital, Mob Iii, Suite 332
Paoli, 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)

Dr. Dennis Tosti Monteiro, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1288 Valley Forge Road; Suite 65
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Dennis Monteiro is a plastic surgery specialist in Limerick, PA and Phoenixville, PA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Monteiro's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Monteiro takes. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Graduate Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 52
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,570 - $4,170
  • Medicare Cost: $1,153 - $1,359
Dr. John Todd Louis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1288 Valley Forge Road; Suite 65
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. John Louis works as a plastic surgeon. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Louis honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Louis's residency was performed at Carilion Clinic. He is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,170
  • Medicare Cost: $1,110

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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.