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We found 5 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept United Healthcare Bronze near El Paso, TX.

Dr. Deborah Seelig, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1700 Murchison Drive; Suite 200
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Deborah Seelig sees patients in El Paso, TX. Her medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Seelig's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Memorial Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Dr. Seelig completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark A Jabor, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1700 N Oregon; Suite 755
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Mark Jabor, who practices in El Paso, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jabor's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jabor accepts. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Dale Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
125 W Hauge; Suite 120
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. R. Reynolds works as a plastic surgeon. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Reynolds honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with Providence Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Herbert J Nassour III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
1300 Murchison Drive; Suite 300
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Herbert Nassour's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nassour's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Pedro S Chavez-H., MD
Specializes in Other
1517 N. Mesa Street
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Pedro Chavez-H.'s clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chavez-H. takes.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

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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.