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We found 11 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, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kunkel include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. 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 following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kunkel is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kunkel is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Huguley Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Strock's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring after weight loss. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Strock has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Cook Children's. New patients are welcome to contact his 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. Larry Earl Reaves, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Larry Reaves' medical specialty is plastic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Reaves a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. Dr. Reaves has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Reaves's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Steven Camp is a specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Camp include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Camp's hospital/clinic affiliations include Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Camp attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Carolinas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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

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

Dr. Walter Gracia practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Gracia is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Cook Children's. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients. Dr. Gracia graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Gracia has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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. Landon Scott Perry, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2501 Parkview Drive; Suite 560
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Landon Perry works as a plastic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perry include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Before performing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Perry attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Perry honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. 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, 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 surgeon in Fort Worth, TX and Southlake, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Heistein's professional affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Cook Children's. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Heistein is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Heistein has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Polavarapu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Polavarapu's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She is affiliated with Texas Health Huguley Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Polavarapu accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Polavarapu has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Patrick Chen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 610
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Chen specializes in plastic surgery. Before completing his residency at Booth Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Chen attended medical school at St. John's Medical College. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen accepts. Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Vaishali Trivedi Kent, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1250 8th Avenue; Suite 545
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Vaishali Kent is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In her practice, she is particularly interested in breast cancer, oncoplastic breast surgery, and nipple-sparing mastectomy. Dr. Kent's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of Inova Fairfax Hospital's residency program. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kent is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , oncoplastic breast surgery

All Interests: Cancer, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Breast Cancer, Oncoplastic Surgery, Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
855 Montgomery St Pcc 5th Flr; Fort
Worth, TX
 

Dr. Amelia Tower works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. Her areas of expertise include sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB), axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), and lumpectomy. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tower attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth for residency. Dr. Tower's professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , oncoplastic breast surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Lumpectomy, Axillary Lymph Node Dissection, Skin ... (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.