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We found 8 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Round Rock, TX.

Dr. Susan Mary Pike, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
425 University Boulevard; Suite 325
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Susan Pike practices plastic surgery in Temple, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Killeen, TX. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pike's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Pike accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. Her distinctions include: Super Docs, US; Texas Super Doctors; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2012, 2014.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Adam Bryce Weinfeld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1400 N Ih 35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Adam Weinfeld is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Austin, TX. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Weinfeld completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinfeld include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinfeld is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. 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, DIEP flap reconstruction

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

Dr. James Richard Cullington, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1400 N. Ih-35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. James Cullington is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Austin, TX. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Cullington is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Cullington's medical residency was performed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cullington accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,490
  • Medicare Cost: $995
Dr. Brent Michael Egeland, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
301 Seton Parkway; Suite 402
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Brent Egeland is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Egeland include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Egeland is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Egeland has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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

All Interests: Nerve Reconstruction, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Alan Stoebner, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
302 University Boulevard
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Stoebner is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Stoebner is especially interested in peripheral neuropathy, flap reconstruction, and hand surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , flap reconstruction

All Interests: Flap Reconstruction, Peripheral Neuropathy, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Hand Surgery Procedures

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Sharma, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1400 N Ih 35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Sanjay Sharma practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Sharma takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. In addition to English, Dr. Sharma speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Problems, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Mark McGee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
7215 Wyoming Springs; Suite 200
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Timothy McGee is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. McGee has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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

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

Dr. Troy David Thompson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2300 Round Rock Avenue; Suite 200
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Troy Thompson is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Thompson is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thompson's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. Dr. Thompson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (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.