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We found 8 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Humana ChoiceCare PPO near Fort Worth, TX.

Dr. Kelly Raymond Kunkel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1830 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Kunkel's specialty is plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Kunkel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Huguley Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Kunkel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Kunkel attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kunkel is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,464
  • Medicare Cost: $1,779
Dr. Louis Leighton Strock, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Other
800 8th Avenue; Suite 606
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Louis Strock is a plastic surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Strock include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring after weight loss. Dr. Strock's professional affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Cook Children's. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patient ratings for Dr. Strock average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Strock's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Steven Martin Camp, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
800 12th Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Steven Camp's specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at Carolinas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Camp is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Camp speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry Earl Reaves, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Larry Reaves' area of specialization is plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Reaves attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reaves include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Reaves has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reaves takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Reaves's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Walter Dietrich Gracia, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
1204 Fifth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Walter Gracia specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Fort Worth, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Gracia include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Gracia's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital for residency. Dr. Gracia has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Cook Children's, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Gracia has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Barry Heistein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
800 Eighth Avenue; Suite 240
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Heistein is a plastic surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX and Southlake, TX. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Cook Children's. Dr. Heistein is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Heistein is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Kiran Polavarapu Polavarapu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
12001 South Freeway, Mob 5; Suite 302
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Kiran Polavarapu sees patients in Fort Worth, TX and Burleson, TX. Her medical specialty is plastic surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Polavarapu include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She is affiliated with Texas Health Huguley Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Polavarapu is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Polavarapu (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Theodorus Jonathan Kurkjian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
800 Eighth Avenue; Suite 336
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Theodorus Kurkjian is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Kurkjian has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Kurkjian include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Cook Children's, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Kurkjian's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kurkjian has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Armenian.

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

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

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What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.

There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A flap of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Stretching of the skin is done using expanders, which are similar to breast implants, except they increase in size when saltwater solution is injected into them. Many women also choose to combine the flap procedure with implant placement to achieve their desired result. Once the new breast shape is formed, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

Reconstruction may be done in a single surgery or broken up into multiple procedures:

  • Immediate reconstruction rebuilds the breast right after mastectomy. This method is not recommended if additional chemotherapy or radiation is needed after surgery.
  • Delayed reconstruction occurs after chemotherapy or radiation has been given. These treatments may decrease the volume or alter the color of the reconstructed breast, so they should be completed before the breast is rebuilt. This type of reconstruction may happen weeks, months, or even years after mastectomy.
  • Staged reconstruction splits the reconstructive process into two parts. The first part inserts temporary expanders to stretch the skin and is done immediately after breast removal surgery. The second part replaces the expanders with implants after chemotherapy or radiation treatments have been given.
Breast reconstruction is not perfect. The two breasts may not always look exactly identical, although they will be close. There may be small scars, and a loss of sensation in the reconstructed breast. A reconstructed breast will not produce milk, so you may have trouble breastfeeding. Still, reconstruction is a great option for women who want that part of their appearance back.