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

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

Dr. Adam Weinfeld's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Weinfeld is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Weinfeld accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Weinfeld trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Cullington performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. The average patient rating for Dr. Cullington is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cullington honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Brent Egeland's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Egeland include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Egeland honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Egeland has received professional recognition including the following: 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. David Michael Turner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
1215 Red River
Austin, TX
 

Dr. David Turner sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and undersea and hyperbaric medicine. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Turner has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Turner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. Ned Snyder Iv IV, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
901 W. 38th Street; Suite 410
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ned Snyder's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Snyder include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Snyder is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Snyder takes. His distinctions include: 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. Sanjay Kumar Sharma, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1400 N I-35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Sanjay Sharma is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Austin, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Sharma graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Sharma is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Whitfield sees patients in Austin, TX and Lakeway, TX. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Whitfield's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Whitfield include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Whitfield attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Austin, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He 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. Dr. Gadaria is a graduate of Topiwala National Medical College. He is affiliated with 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.