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We found 6 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Aetna Gold EPO near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Nathan Frazier Gilbert, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedic Oncology, Sports Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Nathan Gilbert practices orthopedic trauma, hand surgery, and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gilbert is especially interested in knee replacement, revision hip arthroplasty, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Gilbert is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Gilbert attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Revision Arthroplasty, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Knee Revision, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,391
  • Medicare Cost: $693
Dr. George A Toledo Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
6110 Sherry Lane
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. George Toledo specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Dallas, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Toledo's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Toledo trained at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Toledo has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan Stapp Armijo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1801 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bryan Armijo sees patients in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Armijo speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Armijo include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Pine Creek Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Armijo accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. James Martin English, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6901 Snider Plaza; Suite 140
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. James English works as a plastic surgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. English at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. English include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. English attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. English is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
4104 Junius Street
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Owens sees patients in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. His medical specialty is otology and neurotology. Dr. Owens's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Owens honors. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Owens is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $604
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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1411 N Beckley Avenue; Pavilion Iii, Suite 470
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Witheiler practices MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Witheiler is affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $475 - $823
  • Medicare Cost: $475 - $823

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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.