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 practices plastic surgery and general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Stapenhorst's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Stapenhorst attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Stapenhorst is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stapenhorst is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip Implants, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Aldona Spiegel works as a plastic surgeon in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Spiegel's clinical interests include general reconstruction, breast reconstruction revision, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Spiegel (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Polish. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Spiegel is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Malik Kutty specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Sugar Land, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Kutty is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, moles, and dermabrasion. Dr. Kutty's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Kutty takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Pierre Chevray is a specialist in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chevray include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Chevray accepts Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. 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, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Victor Atun is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Atun's education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Patient ratings for Dr. Atun average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anthony Echo sees patients in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Echo highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Echo is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Echo has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Azul Jaffer's areas of specialization are general surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Jaffer graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. His areas of expertise include warts, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. The average patient rating for Dr. Jaffer is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jaffer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Warts, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $3,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $919
Dr. Steven Benjamin Albright, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Steven Albright practices plastic surgery in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Albright is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Albright is open to new patients. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency.

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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.

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