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We found 7 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 in Dallas, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Gilbert is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, revision hip arthroplasty, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gilbert takes. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Gilbert has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Dallas, TX. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Toledo attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave Dr. Toledo an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Toledo is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Toledo is 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. Benjamin Amos Bassichis, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Benjamin Bassichis is a specialist in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Bassichis is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Bassichis attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery, and Children's Health (Texas). Dr. Bassichis's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,913
  • Medicare Cost: $1,084
Dr. Bryan Stapp Armijo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1801 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bryan Armijo practices plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Armijo speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise 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. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Armijo's 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)

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
1411 N Beckley Avenue; Pavilion 3 Suite 470
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Witheiler is a physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Witheiler include nail surgery and skin cancer. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Witheiler takes. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Witheiler trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Witheiler has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS).

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Clinical Interests: Nail Surgery, Skin Cancer, Skin Issues

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $475 - $823
  • Medicare Cost: $475 - $823
Dr. James Martin English, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6901 Snider Plaza; Suite 140
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. James English works as a plastic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. English include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. English attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. English honors.

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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 works as an otologist and neurotologist in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Owens has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Owens is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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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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.