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Dr. Richard A.K. Chaffoo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 330
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Richard Chaffoo is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patients rated Dr. Chaffoo highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chaffoo obtained his medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Daniel Jonathan Brown, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 640
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Brown's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Brown has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Sharp Coronado Hospital.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Butt Augmentation, Double Eyelid Surgery, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mehrdad Mark Mofid, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4150 Regents Park Row; Suite 300
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Mehrdad Mofid sees patients in La Jolla, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mofid include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mofid accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Mofid attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Mofid is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Mofid 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, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Kian J Samimi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7629 Girard Avenue; Suite C3
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Kian Samimi's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Samimi include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He attended the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Samimi average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott P Leary, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 650
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Scott Leary specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery and practices in San Diego, CA and La Jolla, CA. Dr. Leary is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in neurosurgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Leary performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Neurosurgery, Spine Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $6,316
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $612
Dr. Marek K Dobke, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4510 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Marek Dobke is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. Dr. Dobke's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Dobke is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Dobke attended medical school at Medical University of Gdansk. Dr. Dobke (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Polish and Russian.

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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, Down ... (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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