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

Dr. Adam Weinfeld's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Weinfeld is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Weinfeld accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Weinfeld trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Susan Pike specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Temple, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Killeen, TX. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Pike trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Pike's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The average patient rating for Dr. Pike is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including Super Docs, US; Texas Super Doctors; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2012, 2014. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

Dr. James Cullington specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Cullington performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. The average patient rating for Dr. Cullington is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cullington honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. He has received the distinction of 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, 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's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Egeland include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Egeland honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Egeland has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Stoebner has indicated that his clinical interests include peripheral neuropathy, flap reconstruction, and hand surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dr. Stoebner performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare.

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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 is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Austin, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Sharma graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Sharma 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. Troy David Thompson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2300 Round Rock Avenue; Suite 200
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Troy Thompson sees patients in Round Rock, TX. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thompson include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Thompson is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional 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)

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

Dr. Timothy McGee is a Round Rock, TX physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. McGee attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Patient ratings for Dr. McGee average 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McGee takes.

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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)

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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.