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Dr. Brian Vassar Heil, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2110 Jane Street; Suite 801n
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Brian Heil is a plastic surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Heil include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Heil honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. James Lawrence Fernau, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4815 Liberty Avenue; Suite 443
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. James Fernau specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Pittsburgh, PA. These areas are among Dr. Fernau's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. After completing medical school at the University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Fernau include: ASAPS Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery; Consumers Research Council of America, "Top Surgeon"; and Excellence in Plastic Surgery Award, by National Institute of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Raymond A Capone Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
5727 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Raymond Capone is a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Capone's clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and UPMC Presbyterian. Dr. Capone is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Lip Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Russell Antimarino, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5301 Fifth Avenue; Suite A
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Antimarino specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Monroeville, PA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Antimarino include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Antimarino has received distinctions including Patient Satisfaction Award; Trib Readers' Choice - 2016 RealSelf 500 Award - 2015; and Pittsburgh Top Doc. He is affiliated with UPMC East.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Lawrence Gimbel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3380 Boulevard of The Allies; Suite 180
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Michael Gimbel is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Gimbel has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Gimbel include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), and UPMC Presbyterian. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gimbel takes. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Gimbel attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Leo Raszewski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
Suite 302; Professional Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Richard Raszewski is a plastic surgeon. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Raszewski honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Raszewski trained at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Leonard R McCafferty, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
580 South Aiken Avenue; Suite 530
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Leo McCafferty is a Pittsburgh, PA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. McCafferty trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCafferty takes. His professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lori L Cherup, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
27 Heckel Road; Ohio Valley Medical Office Buliding Suite 206
Mc Kees Rocks, PA
 

Dr. Lori Cherup specializes in plastic surgery. She attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients rated Dr. Cherup highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cherup takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Septoplasty, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dinakar Golla, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
500 Pine Hollow Road
Mckees Rocks, PA
 

Dr. Dinakar Golla practices plastic surgery in Pittsburgh, PA, Harmar, PA, and Butler, PA. Dr. Golla graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Golla include facial problems, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Golla honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC McKeesport, and UPMC St. Margaret.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $4,600 - $4,934
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $705 - $736
Dr. Rafael Jose Diaz Garcia, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
320 E North Avenue; Suite 401
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Rafael Diaz-Garcia's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Diaz-Garcia include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Diaz-Garcia honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

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

Specializes in Other
3550 Terrace Street; 676 Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. James Russavage's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Russavage include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Russavage attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is affiliated with VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

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

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

Dr. Michael John White, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
320 E North Avenue; Suite 401
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Michael White's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. White is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. White studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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

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

Dr. Howard David Edington, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4727 Friendship Avenue; Room 340
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Howard Edington, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Edington include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. Dr. Edington is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, Breast Implant Removal, Breast ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4815 Liberty Avenue; Suite 425
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Robert Kang works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kang include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Kang's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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

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

Dr. Ernest Kelvin Manders, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
3550 Terrace Street; 6b Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Ernest Manders is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Manders is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Manders is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Hair Transplant, ... (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.

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