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Dr. Aldona J Spiegel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aldona Spiegel is a specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Spiegel graduated from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: general reconstruction, breast reconstruction revision, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Spiegel has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Spiegel (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Polish. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Spiegel has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Echo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Echo works as a plastic surgeon in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among Dr. Echo's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Echo is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Christopher K Livingston, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 927
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Livingston's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Livingston is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Livingston attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Livingston is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

Dr. Warren Aldrich Ellsworth IV, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Warren Ellsworth is a plastic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ellsworth include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Ellsworth's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ellsworth trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ellsworth has received include Texas Super Doctors; Texas Rising Stars; and Who's Who in the World, Marquis Who's Who. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Methodist Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Butt ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $9,225
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,020
Dr. Pierre-Yves Masaki Chevray, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Pierre Chevray is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Chevray's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated highly by his patients. Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chevray honors. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Chevray's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Chevray is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey D Friedman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Friedman works as a plastic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedman include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Friedman is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Friedman attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Lift, Burn Reconstruction, Chemical ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Kendall Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1315 St. Joseph Parkway; Suite 940
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Smith practices plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient reviews placed Dr. Smith at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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

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

Dr. Ernest Dattner Cronin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1315 St Joseph Parkway; #920
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ernest Cronin works as a plastic surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Cronin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Cronin is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, Nipple ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Wainwright, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Wainwright is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Wainwright's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Benjamin Albright, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Steven Albright is a plastic surgery specialist in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Albright is rated highly by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Albright has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Marques practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Marques include general reconstruction, congenital hand surgery, and free flap breast reconstruction. Dr. Marques is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. Before completing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Marques attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Marques is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, General Reconstruction, Free Flap Breast Reconstruction, Head and ... (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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