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We found 8 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Austin, TX.

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Dr. Adam Bryce Weinfeld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Craniofacial & Reconstructive; Plastic Surgery Center
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Adam Weinfeld's specialty is plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Weinfeld takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinfeld graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. James Richard Cullington, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1400 N I-35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. James Cullington is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cullington takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Cullington is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Cullington's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,490
  • Medicare Cost: $995
Dr. David Michael Turner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
1215 Red River
Austin, TX
 

Dr. David Turner is a plastic surgeon and undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist in Austin, TX and Stephenville, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Turner include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Turner is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Turner has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Resources, Private Practice, and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Brent Michael Egeland, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1400 N I-35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Brent Egeland is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Egeland is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Egeland has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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

All Interests: Nerve Reconstruction, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Sharma, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1400 N I-35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Sanjay Sharma works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Sharma's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sharma trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sharma is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Ned Snyder Iv IV, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
901 W. 38th Street; Suite 410
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ned Snyder is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Snyder is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Snyder has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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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. Robert Merrill Whitfield, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1510 W 34th Street; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Robert Whitfield specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Whitfield has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Umeshchandra Girdhar Gadaria, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1015 East 32nd Street; Suite 208
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Umeshchandra Gadaria specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gadaria studied medicine at Topiwala National Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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