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We found 4 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Coventry Health Care Plans near Plano, TX.

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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 is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Dr. Byrne has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Byrne welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Byrne is conversant in Spanish.

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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; #101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Denton Watumull is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Richardson, TX, Irving, TX, and Garland, TX. Dr. Watumull's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Watumull's education and training includes medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Richardson, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lemmon include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Lemmon is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Lemmon 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. He welcomes 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 works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Plano, TX, Richardson, TX, and Rockwall, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kwon include carpal tunnel surgery, hand surgery procedures, and rheumatoid arthritis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Kwon attended medical school at 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 is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kwon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,973
  • Medicare Cost: $970

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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.