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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 practices hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery in Pittsburgh, PA. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC Presbyterian, and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for residency. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Capone's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Capone 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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Heil include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Patients gave Dr. Heil an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network 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, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Fernau is a plastic surgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Fernau accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Fortis. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Fernau attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Adam Zanation is a physician who specializes in otology and neurotology. Dr. Zanation is professionally affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zanation honors. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UNC Hospitals for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Leonard R McCafferty, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
580 South Aiken Avenue; Suite 530
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Leo McCafferty's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. McCafferty is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. McCafferty's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Antimarino is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Antimarino studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Antimarino completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Antimarino include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Antimarino accepts. Dr. Antimarino is professionally 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
 

Areas of expertise for Dr. Richard Raszewski include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raszewski takes. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Gimbel include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS), and UPMC Presbyterian. Dr. Gimbel attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The average patient rating for Dr. Gimbel is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gimbel is an in-network provider for 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, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Michael Russavage, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
3550 Terrace Street; 676 Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. James Russavage works as a plastic surgeon in Pittsburgh, PA, Monroeville, PA, and Latrobe, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Russavage include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Russavage 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Russavage is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Presbyterian, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

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

Dr. John Zitelli's specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. Dr. Zitelli is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $525 - $1,237
  • Medicare Cost: $330 - $960
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 patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Cherup takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from 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 physician who specializes in surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Edington include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to 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)

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

Dr. Dinakar Golla's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Golla has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests encompass cosmetic surgery. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC Passavant. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Golla trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Golla speaks Telugu.

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Clinical Interests: Cosmetic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,600 - $4,934
  • Medicare Cost: $705 - $736
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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
320 E North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Michael White is a plastic surgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. White's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. White 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, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patients rated Dr. Kang highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kang include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network 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)

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

Dr. Ernest Manders is a Pittsburgh, PA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Manders attended Harvard Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Manders speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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.