We found 8 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Houston, TX.

Showing 1-8 of 8
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Morgan Edward Norris III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6400 Fannin; Suite 2130
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Morgan Norris, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Norris is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. 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. He has received the following distinctions: Outstanding Academic Faculty Teaching Award, Baylor College of Medicine; Academic Achievement Award, Virginia Commonwealth University; and Navy Achievement Medal. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, ... (Read more)

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. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, a hospital affiliated with Yale University, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Eisemann's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Eisemann include: Listed as a top-rated plastic surgeon in Texas; "Guide to Top Doctors"; and Selected as one of the Top Doctors in Harris County and Bayou City. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and Houston Methodist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Eisemann's office for an appointment.

Read more

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

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

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

Dr. Shayan Izaddoost is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Izaddoost include facial problems, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and minor surgery. Dr. Izaddoost is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Izaddoost has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , DIEP flap reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Lift, Chemical Peels, Facelift, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edward Berzin practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Houston, TX and Kingwood, TX. Dr. Berzin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Russian. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and moles. Dr. Berzin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Berzin studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed 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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

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

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

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

Dr. David Netscher is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Netscher speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Netscher include dermabrasion, oral reconstruction, and breast augmentation. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Netscher is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Netscher has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

Read more

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

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

Read more

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. Edward Ilho Lee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2800 Kirby Drive; Suite B212
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Lee, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center and Park Plaza Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

Read more

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Chin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Lee specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Houston, TX and Edinburg, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. 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. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Dental School

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.