We found 4 providers matching flap reconstruction near Frisco, TX.
Dr. Christine Carman-Stiles' area of specialization is plastic surgery. Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Carman-Stiles attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school. These areas are among Dr. Carman-Stiles's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Carman-Stiles is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Carman-Stiles has an open panel.
Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction
All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin, Facial Implants, Injectable Fillers, Brow Lift, Lip Augmentation / ... (Read more)
Dr. Jeff Angobaldo's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Angobaldo honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Angobaldo is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He has an open panel.
2013 Procedure Details
- Medicare Volume: 17
- Uninsured Cost: $2,495
- Medicare Cost: $894
Dr. Robert Najera specializes in plastic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Najera include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Najera is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Najera has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Najera is open to new patients.
Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, TRAM flap breast reconstruction
All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin, Chemical Peels, IPL, Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments, Brow Lift, ... (Read more)
Dr. Kenneth Smart's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Smart include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University, Dr. Smart attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more.
Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction
All Interests: Abdominoplasty, Breast Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Liposuction, Endoscopic Technique, Eyelid ... (Read more)
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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.