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Dr John Robert Griffin MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.55 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA

Dr. John Griffin practices plastic surgery in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). Patients gave Dr. Griffin an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Griffin attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Mills-Peninsula Division. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Griffin's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Free Flap Breast Reconstruction

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

Dr Bryant A Toth MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 3.93 stars out of 5 (26 ratings)
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA

Dr. Bryant Toth sees patients in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Toth graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Toth trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Toth has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Toth (or staff) is conversant in French and Italian. Dr. Toth is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction

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

Dr Larry K Fan MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
3300 Webster Street; Room 1109
Oakland, CA

Dr. Larry Fan specializes in plastic surgery and practices in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Fan (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fan include dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and breast augmentation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), St. Francis Hospital, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. Dr. Fan is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Free Flap Breast Reconstruction, TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction

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

Michael G Cedars MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.96 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
96 David Road; Suite 3
Orinda, CA

Dr. Michael Cedars is a plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Cedars has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Cedars include dermabrasion, breast augmentation, and eyelid retraction repair. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Cedars is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Cedars trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip ... (Read more)

Mr Shahin M Javaheri MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
2999 Regent Street; Suite 626
Berkeley, CA

Dr. Shahin Javaheri practices plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Berkeley, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Fairfield, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and breast augmentation. Dr. Javaheri's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Javaheri studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Javaheri completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Javaheri (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , Free Flap Breast Reconstruction, TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Cosm ... (Read more)

Donnis S Hobson MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3300 Webster Street; Room 212
Oakland, CA

Dr. Donnis Hobson is a specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hobson include breast augmentation, general reconstruction, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). Dr. Hobson is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hobson attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Hobson's professional affiliations include San Mateo Medical Center, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction

All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, General Reconstruction, TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction, Breast Augmenta ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 2.79 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
2450 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA

Dr. Jerold Kaplan's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kaplan attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: burns and reconstructive surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaplan is in-network for Health Net, Molina Healthcare, and Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Wounds, Burns, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,460
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,269

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other
Average rating 2.2 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
275 W Macarthur
Oakland, CA

These areas are among Dr. Gary Salomon's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Salomon honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His training includes residency programs at Sinai Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Salomon (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction

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