We found 8 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Aldona Spiegel practices plastic surgery in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. She studied medicine at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Spiegel's clinical interests include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and free flap breast reconstruction. Patients rated Dr. Spiegel highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. She has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors; Top Doc-H Texas Online; and Network of Strength Organization, Honoree, Unsung Heros. Dr. Spiegel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Polish. Dr. Spiegel is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Stapenhorst sees patients in Sugar Land, TX and Wharton, TX. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patient reviews placed Dr. Stapenhorst at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Stapenhorst attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anthony Echo is a plastic surgery specialist in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Echo's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Echo has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Pierre Chevray practices plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chevray include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Chevray is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chevray accepts. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Chevray attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Malik Kutty practices plastic surgery. Dr. Kutty attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kutty include moles, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kutty honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Albright, who practices in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Albright is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Albright is accepting new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Azul Jaffer practices head & neck plastic surgery. His clinical interests include warts, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Dr. Jaffer is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts for residency. Patients gave Dr. Jaffer an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Warts, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $3,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $919
Dr. Victor J Atun, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
15591 Creek Bend Drive; Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Victor Atun is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Atun has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Atun attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic ... (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.

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