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We found 4 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Baytown, TX.

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Dr. Michael Joseph Streitmann, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2800 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Michael Streitmann is a plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Clinical interests for Dr. Streitmann include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Streitmann's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Streitmann takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Bufford Don Moore, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2802 Garth Road; Suite 301
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Bufford Moore is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Moore attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. Dr. Moore speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Eric Scott Rothenberg, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4201 Garth Road; Suite 111
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Eric Rothenberg is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Rothenberg attended New York Medical College for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. The average patient rating for Dr. Rothenberg is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rothenberg takes. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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

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

Dr. Monira Hamid-Kundi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Monira Hamid-Kundi, who practices in Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and breast reconstruction. Dr. Hamid-Kundi is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small Bowel ... (Read more)

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What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.

There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A flap of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Stretching of the skin is done using expanders, which are similar to breast implants, except they increase in size when saltwater solution is injected into them. Many women also choose to combine the flap procedure with implant placement to achieve their desired result. Once the new breast shape is formed, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

Reconstruction may be done in a single surgery or broken up into multiple procedures:

  • Immediate reconstruction rebuilds the breast right after mastectomy. This method is not recommended if additional chemotherapy or radiation is needed after surgery.
  • Delayed reconstruction occurs after chemotherapy or radiation has been given. These treatments may decrease the volume or alter the color of the reconstructed breast, so they should be completed before the breast is rebuilt. This type of reconstruction may happen weeks, months, or even years after mastectomy.
  • Staged reconstruction splits the reconstructive process into two parts. The first part inserts temporary expanders to stretch the skin and is done immediately after breast removal surgery. The second part replaces the expanders with implants after chemotherapy or radiation treatments have been given.
Breast reconstruction is not perfect. The two breasts may not always look exactly identical, although they will be close. There may be small scars, and a loss of sensation in the reconstructed breast. A reconstructed breast will not produce milk, so you may have trouble breastfeeding. Still, reconstruction is a great option for women who want that part of their appearance back.