We found 8 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 works as a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. His areas of expertise 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. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Eisemann completed his residency training 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 is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice 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. David Terence Netscher, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Netscher, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, oral reconstruction, and breast augmentation. Dr. Netscher is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Dr. Netscher performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Netscher 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. Shayan Alireza Izaddoost, PhD, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shayan Izaddoost works as a facial plastic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Izaddoost include facial problems, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and minor surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Izaddoost honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Izaddoost attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the distinction of 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' medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Norris is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Norris attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Edward Berzin is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Berzin (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Berzin's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and moles. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Berzin average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berzin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berzin is open to 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 specializes in plastic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. These areas are among Dr. Cronin's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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, 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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. He has received the following distinction: 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)

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

Dr. Edward Lee is a plastic surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Lee's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn Reconstruction, ... (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.