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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 an Austin, TX physician who specializes in plastic surgery. 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 Healthcare Family. Dr. Weinfeld accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He is open to new patients. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Weinfeld has received distinctions including 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. James Richard 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. Dr. Cullington attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cullington is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Cullington 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, 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. David Michael Turner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
1215 Red River
Austin, TX
 

Dr. David Turner's medical specialty is plastic surgery and undersea and hyperbaric medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Turner include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Turner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Turner's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Turner is conversant in 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, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip Implants, Nipple ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ned Snyder's specialty is facial plastic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Snyder's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Snyder's 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 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, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sanjay Sharma specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharma include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sharma has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center and Seton Healthcare Family. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Wrist Problems, ... (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 plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Egeland include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Egeland average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Egeland honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Egeland studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Egeland is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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

Dr. Robert Whitfield practices plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whitfield include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Whitfield is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center and Seton Healthcare Family. He attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. Patients rated Dr. Whitfield highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whitfield takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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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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