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Dr. Adam Bryce Weinfeld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1400 N. Interstate 35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Adam Weinfeld is a plastic surgeon in Austin, TX. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Weinfeld's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Weinfeld honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Weinfeld include: Austin Magazine; Top Doctors (Plastic Surgery); and Professional Recognition: Chair.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sanjay Sharma's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Sharma's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharma accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sharma is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Cullington is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Austin, TX. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Cullington is professionally affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. Before completing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Cullington attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Cullington is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cullington takes. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $4,490
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $995
Dr. Ned Snyder Iv IV, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
901 W. 38th Street; Suite 410
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ned Snyder is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Snyder is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Snyder is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the following distinctions: 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, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Michael Turner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
1215 Red River
Austin, TX
 

Dr. David Turner's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and undersea and hyperbaric medicine; he sees patients in Austin, TX and Stephenville, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Turner's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and Texas Health Resources. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Turner attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Turner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip Implants, Nipple ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brent Egeland's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Egeland has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Egeland trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He 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. Robert M Whitfield, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1510 W 34th Street; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Robert Whitfield, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Whitfield average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Whitfield include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Whitfield is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Umeshchandra Gadaria practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Austin, TX. These areas are among Dr. Gadaria's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gadaria graduated from Topiwala National Medical College.

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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.

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