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

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

Dr. David Stapenhorst is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stapenhorst include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stapenhorst takes. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Stapenhorst's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. 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. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients rated Dr. Spiegel highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Spiegel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Spiegel has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Spiegel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Malik Kutty's specialty is plastic surgery. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Kutty's clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His average rating from his patients is 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. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Victor J Atun, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
15591 Creek Bend Drive; Suite 100
Sugarland, TX
 

Dr. Victor Atun specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Atun is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University and a graduate of Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Atun is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. 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, 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 is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Echo include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Echo is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Echo has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Pierre Chevray is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Chevray's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Chevray's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patient reviews placed him at 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. Chevray accepts. Dr. Chevray has received the following distinction: 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, 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Jaffer's areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, facial problems, and warts. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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 professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jaffer's office for an appointment.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500
  • Medicare Cost: $919
Dr. Steven Benjamin Albright, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Steven Albright sees patients in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Baytown, TX. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Albright include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient reviews placed Dr. Albright at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Albright trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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)

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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.