We found 8 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. David Perrin Stapenhorst, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
1111 Highway 6; Suite 174
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. David Stapenhorst is a plastic surgery and general surgery specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Stapenhorst's clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stapenhorst welcomes new patients. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and 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, breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Aldona J Spiegel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Aldona Spiegel's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Spiegel is 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spiegel takes. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Spiegel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Polish. Dr. Spiegel is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Surgery, Breast Reduction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Malik Anushervan Kutty, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Malik Kutty is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Kutty's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kutty include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Kutty welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Anthony Echo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Echo specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Echo include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Echo is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Echo accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Echo has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. 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, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ravi K Somayazula, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Somayazula's specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. He practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Somayazula's clinical interests: tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), amputees, and skin surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Berkshire Medical Center, Dr. Somayazula attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Facial Problems, Nose Problems, Skin Biopsy, Scar ... (Read more)

Dr. Pierre-Yves Masaki Chevray, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Pierre Chevray sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Chevray's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Chevray obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Azul Shiraz Jaffer, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Azul Jaffer specializes in general surgery and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Sugar Land, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jaffer's areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, facial problems, and warts. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Jaffer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Warts, Dermabrasion, Sclerotherapy, Cosmetic Surgery, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Valvuloplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Benjamin Albright, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Steven Albright is a specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Albright include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Albright honors. He is open to new patients.

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

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

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What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.

There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A flap of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Stretching of the skin is done using expanders, which are similar to breast implants, except they increase in size when saltwater solution is injected into them. Many women also choose to combine the flap procedure with implant placement to achieve their desired result. Once the new breast shape is formed, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

Reconstruction may be done in a single surgery or broken up into multiple procedures:

  • Immediate reconstruction rebuilds the breast right after mastectomy. This method is not recommended if additional chemotherapy or radiation is needed after surgery.
  • Delayed reconstruction occurs after chemotherapy or radiation has been given. These treatments may decrease the volume or alter the color of the reconstructed breast, so they should be completed before the breast is rebuilt. This type of reconstruction may happen weeks, months, or even years after mastectomy.
  • Staged reconstruction splits the reconstructive process into two parts. The first part inserts temporary expanders to stretch the skin and is done immediately after breast removal surgery. The second part replaces the expanders with implants after chemotherapy or radiation treatments have been given.
Breast reconstruction is not perfect. The two breasts may not always look exactly identical, although they will be close. There may be small scars, and a loss of sensation in the reconstructed breast. A reconstructed breast will not produce milk, so you may have trouble breastfeeding. Still, reconstruction is a great option for women who want that part of their appearance back.