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William B. Henghold II
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
average rating 3.78 stars (12 ratings)
530 Fontaine Street
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. William Henghold works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Henghold attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $954 - $2,360
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $476 - $1,063
Jocelyn E. Leveque M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.73 stars (38 ratings)
543 Fontaine Street; Suite A
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Jocelyn Leveque specializes in plastic surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Leveque's clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, breast augmentation, and ptosis repair. She is affiliated with Sacred Heart Hospital (Pensacola, FL) and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Leveque accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 3.46 stars (7 ratings)
5080 Bayou Boulevard
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Teodoro Ortega practices plastic surgery in Pensacola, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Ortega a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his residency at Hamot Medical Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $1,911
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,118
Dr. Peter N. Butler M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
average rating 4.8 stars (63 ratings)
543-a Fontaine Street
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Peter Butler's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Butler include breast reconstruction revision, breast augmentation, and ptosis repair. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Butler attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Butler completed residency programs at New Hanover Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is professionally affiliated with Sacred Heart Hospital (Pensacola, FL).

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt ... (Read more)

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.66 stars (3 ratings)
5080 Bayou Boulevard
Pensacola, FL
 

Dr. Marcos Ortega, who practices in Pensacola, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). Dr. Ortega studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ortega takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (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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