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Dr. David Duffield Hamlar Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
701 25th Avenue S, Park Plaza Building; Floor 2
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. David Hamlar's specialties are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He practices in Saint Paul, MN, Se Minneapolis, MN, and Robbinsdale, MN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamlar include facial problems, cleft lip and palate, and minimally invasive surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Hamlar attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Air Medal Operation Iraqi Freedom. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hamlar's professional affiliations include Fairview Southdale Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and Regions Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap reconstruction

All Interests: Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Throat Problems, Craniofacial Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael G Cedars, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3300 Webster Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Michael Cedars specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Orinda, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Cedars is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cedars accepts. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Cedars completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Cedars 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)

Dr. Shahin M Javaheri, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2999 Regent Street; Number 626
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Shahin Javaheri's specialties are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and breast augmentation. Patient ratings for Dr. Javaheri average 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Javaheri takes. Dr. Javaheri studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, Dr. Javaheri (or staff) speaks French and Persian. Dr. Javaheri is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). 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, Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kyle Asher Belek, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2999 Regent Street; Suite 401
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Kyle Belek is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and vaginal rejuvenation. Dr. Belek is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Belek's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital (MGH), Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

Dr. Donnis S Hobson, MD, MBA
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
365 Hawthorne Avenue; Suite 202
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Donnis Hobson specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Hobson's average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: breast augmentation, general reconstruction, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Hobson attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Hobson completed residency programs at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with San Mateo Medical Center, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2450 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Jerold Kaplan is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaplan include burns and reconstructive surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Health Net, Molina Healthcare, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Kaplan is 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 Other
275 W Macarthur
Oakland, CA
 

Patient ratings for Dr. Gary Salomon average 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Salomon include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Salomon (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 ... (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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