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We found 7 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Galaxy Health Network near Houston, TX.

Dr. Norman Harvey Rappaport, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1812
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Norman Rappaport is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among Dr. Rappaport's clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at Abington Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Rappaport attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rappaport honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rappaport has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Scleroderma, Sclerotherapy, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Morgan Edward Iii Norris III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6400 Fannin; Suite 2130
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Morgan Norris is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Norris has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Norris is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. David Terence Netscher, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Netscher is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Netscher's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, oral reconstruction, and breast augmentation. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Netscher takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Netscher has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Oral Reconstruction, Breast Augmentation, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Azita Madjidi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Azita Madjidi works as a plastic surgeon. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Madjidi include moles, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. Dr. Madjidi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Madjidi's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to 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, Sclerotherapy, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Scott Rothenberg, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Rothenberg is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Rothenberg attended New York Medical College for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. The average patient rating for Dr. Rothenberg is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rothenberg takes. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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

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

Dr. Jay M Shenaq, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jay Shenaq's area of specialization is plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shenaq include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Viant, and Employers Health Network. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Shenaq is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Surgery, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan J Correa, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bryan Correa works as a head and neck plastic surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Correa's areas of expertise include the following: general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Methodist. Dr. Correa attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Correa takes. Dr. Correa is open to new patients.

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

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