We found 5 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Aetna Gold EPO near Dallas, TX.
Dr. Nathan Gilbert's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma, hand surgery, and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Gilbert's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee replacement, revision hip arthroplasty, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Gilbert trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He 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. Dr. Gilbert's practice is open to new patients.
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 Toledo specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing 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 medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Toledo include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Toledo accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Toledo is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.
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 Armijo works as a plastic surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Armijo include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Armijo is affiliated with Texas Health Resources and Pine Creek Medical Center. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Armijo accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting new patients.
Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction
All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Butt Lift, Facelift, ... (Read more)
Dr. James English works as a plastic surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. English's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. English trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction
All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)
Dr. Daniel Witheiler is a medical specialist in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Witheiler has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS).
2013 Procedure Details
- Medicare Volume: 27
- Uninsured Cost: $475 - $823
- Medicare Cost: $475 - $823
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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.