We found 4 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Aetna Silver HMO near Upland, PA.

Dr. Francis Xavier Delone Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 306 Pobi
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Francis Delone is a specialist in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Delone is professionally affiliated with Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Delone is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Delone completed residency programs at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Hospital. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Sean Anthony Wright, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1098 W. Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 3, Suite 3306
Media, PA
 

Dr. Sean Wright is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Media, PA and Glen Mills, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wright's clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Wright graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University for his residency. His distinctions include: "Top Doctor" in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Main Line Today; "Top Doctor" in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today; and Top Doctor - Main Line Today.

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

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

Dr. Thomas Charles Jacob Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Suite 301, Pob 1; One Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Jacob specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacob include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jacob studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital and Cleveland Clinic for residency. Dr. Jacob has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Main Line Today. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Jacob's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Guy M Nardella Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 301
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Guy Nardella is a medical specialist in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Nardella is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Nardella is affiliated with Associates in Plastic Surgery, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Nardella attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. His distinctions include: "Top Doctors" in Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.

There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A flap of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Stretching of the skin is done using expanders, which are similar to breast implants, except they increase in size when saltwater solution is injected into them. Many women also choose to combine the flap procedure with implant placement to achieve their desired result. Once the new breast shape is formed, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

Reconstruction may be done in a single surgery or broken up into multiple procedures:

  • Immediate reconstruction rebuilds the breast right after mastectomy. This method is not recommended if additional chemotherapy or radiation is needed after surgery.
  • Delayed reconstruction occurs after chemotherapy or radiation has been given. These treatments may decrease the volume or alter the color of the reconstructed breast, so they should be completed before the breast is rebuilt. This type of reconstruction may happen weeks, months, or even years after mastectomy.
  • Staged reconstruction splits the reconstructive process into two parts. The first part inserts temporary expanders to stretch the skin and is done immediately after breast removal surgery. The second part replaces the expanders with implants after chemotherapy or radiation treatments have been given.
Breast reconstruction is not perfect. The two breasts may not always look exactly identical, although they will be close. There may be small scars, and a loss of sensation in the reconstructed breast. A reconstructed breast will not produce milk, so you may have trouble breastfeeding. Still, reconstruction is a great option for women who want that part of their appearance back.