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Dr. Susan Mary Pike, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
300 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Susan Pike is a specialist in plastic surgery. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and dermabrasion. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pike honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. She has received distinctions including Super Docs, US; Texas Super Doctors; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2012, 2014. Dr. Pike is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Brent Michael Egeland, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
301 Seton Parkway; Suite 402
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Brent Egeland's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Egeland attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Egeland has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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

All Interests: Nerve Reconstruction, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Johnny U Franco, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4513 Williams Drive; Office
Georgetown, TX
 

Dr. Johnny Franco's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Franco's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Franco has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Franco's professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Andrew A Stoebner, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Stoebner's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Round Rock, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stoebner include peripheral neuropathy, flap reconstruction, and hand surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Stoebner attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , flap reconstruction

All Interests: Flap Reconstruction, Peripheral Neuropathy, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Hand Surgery Procedures

Dr. Craig Allen Staebel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
950 W University Avenue; Building 2, Suite 207
Georgetown, TX
 

Dr. Craig Staebel specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Staebel include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Staebel is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Williamson. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Staebel trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip Implants, Sclerotherapy, ... (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.

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