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Benjamin Chang, MD, FACS
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Practice, Hand Surgery, General Pediatrics, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 10 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Benjamin Chang's specialties are plastic surgery, general practice, and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: general reconstruction, osteomyelitis, and wrist fracture. Dr. Chang takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctor; Main Line Today's Top Doctors; and Top Doc in Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Chang is conversant in Chinese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Bone Cancer, Burn ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen John Kovach III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Kovach practices plastic surgery and general surgery in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Kovach include cancer surgery, blepharoplasty, and varicose veins. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Deviated Septum, Sclerotherapy, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,130
  • Medicare Cost: $1,282
Dr. Robert Berg Penne, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob East, Suite 54
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Robert Penne is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, he completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. Clinical interests for Dr. Penne include plastic surgery procedures and eye problems. Dr. Penne's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Penne is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Penne is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,282
  • Medicare Cost: $403
Dr. Suhall Khuzema Kanchwala, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
10 Penn Tower Building; 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Suhail Kanchwala's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), deviated septum, and septoplasty. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kanchwala graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kanchwala completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, Dr. Kanchwala (or staff) speaks Urdu, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Kanchwala welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Deviated Septum, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,130
  • Medicare Cost: $1,208
Dr. Joseph Michael Serletti, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Medical Science Building, Suite 275
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Serletti is a specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Serletti's clinical interests: dermabrasion, deviated septum, and septoplasty. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Before completing his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Serletti attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Serletti takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2006 - 2008, and 2009 - 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $14,286
  • Medicare Cost: $3,669
Dr. Ryan Samuel Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Mobe #660
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Ryan Hoffman works as a plastic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hoffman takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Hoffman performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Paoli Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. David Avery Bottger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. David Bottger specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Bottger's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Bottger average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic, Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. Dr. Bottger is affiliated with Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Bottger welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Gregory Seth Weinstein, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3400 Spruce Street; 5 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Weinstein sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinstein include cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Weinstein attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and St. Vincent's Hospital for residency. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinstein has received the following distinctions: Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue, 2004 - 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14.

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Clinical Interests: Hyperparathyroidism, Larynx Cancer, Jaw Surgery, Ear Problems, Oral Cancer, Salivary Gland Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,564
  • Medicare Cost: $702
Dr. Louis Philip Bucky, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
200 W Montgomery Avenue
Ardmore, PA
 

Dr. Louis Bucky is a specialist in plastic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Bucky include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), dermabrasion, and spider veins. Dr. Bucky accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Bucky attended Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues from 2004 through 2016. Dr. Bucky is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Bert William OMalley Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3400 Spruce Street; 5 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Bert O'Malley is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. O'Malley attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Malley include cancer surgery, salivary gland tumor, and skull base surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. Dr. O'Malley's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Tumor, Sinus Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Sinus Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,178
  • Medicare Cost: $592
Dr. Liza C.G. Wu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
23 Morris Avenue; Suite 219
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Liza Wu's specialty is plastic surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. Her clinical interests include neck reconstructive surgery, deviated septum, and septoplasty. Dr. Wu honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Wu attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Wu has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,858
  • Medicare Cost: $2,367
Dr. Ara Asadour Chalian, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3400 Spruce Street; 5 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ara Chalian is an otolaryngologist. Patients rated Dr. Chalian highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and throat cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Chalian is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014.

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Clinical Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Deviated Septum, Cosmetic Surgery, Chin Surgery, Nasal Polyps, Skin ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,564
  • Medicare Cost: $1,083
Dr. Steven Eugene Raper, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Critical Care
3400 Spruce Street; 4 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Raper is a specialist in surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Philadelphia, PA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Raper attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Raper's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Achalasia, Gastrostomy, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Wound Complications, Gallstones, Gastritis, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,130
  • Medicare Cost: $1,118
Dr. Aron David Wahrman, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; 14th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Aron Wahrman is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Wahrman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Wahrman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Abington Health, Lankenau Medical Center, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Wahrman accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Howard Saul Caplan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
51 N 39th Street; Suite W-266
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Howard Caplan's specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. He practices in Paoli, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Caplan include neck reconstructive surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Main Line Health. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caplan accepts. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry J Jonas, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 456
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Larry Jonas is a plastic surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Jonas include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Jonas is affiliated with Main Line Health. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Jonas is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Boston Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Breast ... (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.