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Dr. Bruce Andrew Byrne, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 George Bush Highway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Byrne works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. Dr. Byrne studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Byrne include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Byrne is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Byrne's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Denton Watumull, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 George Bush Highway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Denton Watumull specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Watumull include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. After completing medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Dr. Watumull performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patient ratings for Dr. Watumull average 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watumull accepts. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Joshua Alexis Lemmon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 E President George Bush Highway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Lemmon works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Richardson, TX. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Lemmon completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lemmon include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lemmon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Medical Center of Lewisville. Dr. Lemmon is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Robert Kang Kwon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 East George Bush Highway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Robert Kwon's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Sunnyvale, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Plano, TX. Dr. Kwon is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Kwon include carpal tunnel surgery, hand surgery procedures, and rheumatoid arthritis. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. Dr. Kwon graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Nerve Surgery, Hand Problems, Hand Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,973
  • Medicare Cost: $970
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Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 860
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Robert Owens is an otology and neurotology specialist in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Dr. Owens graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Owens is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $604

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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.