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Dr. George A Toledo Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
6110 Sherry Lane
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. George Toledo is a specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Toledo's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Toledo has received include Texas Super Doctors; Top Ten Dallas; and SuperDocs 2015, Texas Monthly Magazine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt ... (Read more)

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 is a specialist in orthopedic trauma, hand surgery, and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee replacement, revision hip arthroplasty, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). Dr. Gilbert has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gilbert is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Gilbert completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Gilbert is open to new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $10,391
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $693
Dr. Bryan Stapp Armijo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1801 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bryan Armijo is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Armijo attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Armijo honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Butt Augmentation, Nipple ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James English sees patients in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. English studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. English has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Daniel Witheiler is a MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Dallas, TX. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Witheiler attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS).

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $475 - $823
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.

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