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We found 5 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept MultiPlan near Mclean, VA.

Dr. Ivica Ducic, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7601 Lewinswille Road; Suite 450
Mclean, VA
 

Dr. Ivica Ducic's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ducic trained at Georgetown University Hospital. His clinical interests include concussion, eyelid surgery, and migraine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including GEHA, MAMSI, and MultiPlan. Dr. Ducic (or staff) speaks Croatian and German. Dr. Ducic's professional affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, LifeBridge Health, and Virginia Hospital Center.

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

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

Dr. Troy Allen Pittman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3800 Reservoir Road Nw; 1st Floor Phc Building
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Troy Pittman is a Washington, DC physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Pittman's areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Pittman attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pittman is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Bradley Baker, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
6845 Elm Street; Suite 603
Mclean, VA
 

Dr. Stephen Baker is a medical specialist in head & neck plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Baker honors Amerigroup, MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Baker is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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. Maurice Yeruant Nahabedian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7601 Lewinsville Road; 300
Mclean, VA
 

Dr. Maurice Nahabedian works as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Nahabedian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Armenian. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Nahabedian attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, Breast Reduction, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Justin Germain, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6707 Old Dominion Drive
Mclean, VA
 

Dr. Timothy Germain is a specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, and Virginia Hospital Center. Dr. Germain obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Lahey Clinic. Dr. Germain has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes MultiPlan, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: A.O.A. National Medical Honor Society, Hahnemann University School of Medicine; AMA Physician's Recongition Award with Commendation, American Medical Asssociation (AMA); and Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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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.