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We found 7 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Michael Louis Eisemann, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Eisemann is a plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Eisemann include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Eisemann attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Eisemann trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, a hospital affiliated with Yale University, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Eisemann has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Shayan Alireza Izaddoost, PhD, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shayan Izaddoost is a specialist in facial plastic surgery. He works in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and minor surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Izaddoost is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Izaddoost attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Izaddoost has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , DIEP flap reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Lift, Facelift, Bone Problems, ... (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

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

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

Dr. Edward Berzin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1804
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Berzin is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Houston, TX and Kingwood, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Berzin (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Russian. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and moles. Dr. Berzin's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Berzin is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berzin honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,608
  • Medicare Cost: $828
Dr. Ernest Dattner Cronin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1315 St Joseph Parkway; #920
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ernest Cronin is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Houston, TX. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Cronin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. David Aubrey Lee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 760
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Lee's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Houston, TX and Edinburg, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Breast ... (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.