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

Dr. Brian Heil specializes in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. 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). Dr. Heil has received a 4.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Raymond Capone sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Capone completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and UPMC Presbyterian. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Capone speaks Spanish. He is 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. James Lawrence Fernau, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4815 Liberty Avenue; Suite 443
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. James Fernau works as a plastic surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fernau's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto School of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fernau trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He has received distinctions including 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. Leonard R McCafferty, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
580 South Aiken Avenue; Suite 530
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Leo McCafferty works as a plastic surgeon. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. McCafferty performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McCafferty is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Antimarino's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Antimarino is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Antimarino trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Antimarino is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Patient Satisfaction Award; Trib Readers' Choice - 2016 RealSelf 500 Award - 2015; and Pittsburgh Top Doc. He is professionally 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. Richard Leo Raszewski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
Suite 302; Professional Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Richard Raszewski practices plastic surgery in Gibsonia, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Raszewski include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Raszewski takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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. 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. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Gimbel is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), and UPMC Presbyterian. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Gimbel trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Dinakar Golla is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Golla include facial problems, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. Dr. Golla has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Golla is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. He is conversant in Telugu. His professional affiliations include 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. James Michael Russavage, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
3550 Terrace Street; 676 Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. James Russavage practices plastic surgery in Pittsburgh, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Russavage is professionally affiliated with VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS). He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Russavage accepts 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: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (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 sees patients in Bridgeville, PA, Wexford, PA, and McKees Rocks, PA. Her medical specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cherup include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient reviews placed Dr. Cherup at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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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. Rafael Jose Diaz Garcia, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
320 E North Avenue; Suite 401
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Rafael Diaz-Garcia is a Pittsburgh, PA physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Diaz-Garcia graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, 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)

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

Dr. Michael White practices plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. White is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. White include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. White takes. Dr. White graduated from 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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Edington's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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 specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kang include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kang honors 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' area of specialization is plastic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Manders's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Manders attended Harvard Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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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