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

Dr. Susan Pike specializes in plastic surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pike honors. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Pike attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Pike has received distinctions including Super Docs, US; Texas Super Doctors; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2012, 2014. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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 specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Egeland include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Egeland is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Egeland attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Egeland accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He 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. Andrew Alan Stoebner, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
300 Univeristy Boulevard; Department of Orthopedics
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Stoebner practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Stoebner's residency was performed at Scott and White Healthcare. His clinical interests include peripheral neuropathy, flap reconstruction, and hand surgery procedures. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Stoebner is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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 practices plastic surgery in Georgetown, TX. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Staebel is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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. Dr. Franco speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Franco include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Seton Healthcare Family. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Dr. Franco is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Franco is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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

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