We found 17 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept United Healthcare Navigate near Pittsburgh, PA.

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

Dr. Raymond Capone's specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He practices in Pittsburgh, PA. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Capone's medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC Presbyterian, and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The average patient rating for Dr. Capone is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Capone is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks 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, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brian Heil specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Heil's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heil accepts. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

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

Dr. James Fernau is a Pittsburgh, PA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Fernau's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fernau studied medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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

Dr. Leo McCafferty's specialty is plastic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. McCafferty a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCafferty include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. McCafferty is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. McCafferty attended Temple University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
200 Lothrop Street; Suite 300, Eye & Ear Institute
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Adam Zanation is an otologist and neurotologist. Dr. Zanation is affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UNC Hospitals. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Research Award, North American Skull Base Soceity; House Officer of the Year Award, UNC Hospitals; and Research Award, Triologic Soceiety.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,725
  • Medicare Cost: $786
Dr. Jeffrey Russell Antimarino, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5301 Fifth Avenue; Suite A
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Antimarino's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Antimarino is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Antimarino attended Creighton University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with UPMC East.

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

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

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

Dr. Richard Raszewski's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Raszewski is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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, Monroeville, PA, and Latrobe, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Russavage include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Russavage's professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Presbyterian, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS). Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Russavage attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Russavage honors 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: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,934
  • Medicare Cost: $1,055
Dr. Michael Lawrence Gimbel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3380 Boulevard of The Allies; Suite 180
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Michael Gimbel's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Clinical interests for Dr. Gimbel include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gimbel accepts. Dr. Gimbel is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), and UPMC Presbyterian.

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

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

Dr. John Albert Zitelli, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
5200 Centre Avenue; Suite 303, Shadyside Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. John Zitelli sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA and Clairton, PA. His medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Zitelli has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Zitelli graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zitelli completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $525 - $1,237
  • Medicare Cost: $330 - $960
Dr. Dinakar Golla, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
500 Pine Hollow Road
Mckees Rocks, PA
 

Dr. Dinakar Golla's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Golla is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include cosmetic surgery. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Golla attended Boston University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Telugu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC Passavant.

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Clinical Interests: Cosmetic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,600 - $4,934
  • Medicare Cost: $705 - $736
Dr. Rafael Jose Diaz Garcia, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
320 E North Avenue; Suite 401
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Rafael Diaz-Garcia's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Diaz-Garcia include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diaz-Garcia takes. He is conversant in 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. Lori L Cherup, MD
Specializes in Other
27 Heckel Road; Ohio Valley Medical Office Buliding Suite 206
Mc Kees Rocks, PA
 

Dr. Lori Cherup's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Cherup is 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cherup accepts. Dr. Cherup is a graduate of 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, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Howard Edington is a Pittsburgh, PA physician who specializes in surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Edington include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Edington takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
320 E North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Michael White is a Pittsburgh, PA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. White's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended medical school 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)

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

Dr. Robert Kang is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kang is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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)

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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.