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

Dr. Susan Pike, who practices in Temple, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Killeen, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Pike has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Pike include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Pike attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pike include: Super Docs, US; Texas Super Doctors; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2012, 2014.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Breast Issues, Nose ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brent Egeland is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Egeland include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Egeland is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stoebner include peripheral neuropathy, flap reconstruction, and hand surgery procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stoebner honors. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He is professionally 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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Staebel's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Staebel average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Staebel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 practices plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Franco include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Franco is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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.