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Dr Pedro Miguel Soler Jr MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.86 stars out of 5 (46 ratings)
4144 N. Armenia Avenue; Suite 250
Tampa, FL

Dr. Pedro Soler works as a plastic surgeon in Tampa, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, breast augmentation, and labiaplasty. Dr. Soler accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the distinction of Professional Recognition: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Cum Laude Graduate. Dr. Soler speaks Spanish. Dr. Soler's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Butt Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr Jacob Gerzenshtein MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
Average rating 4.85 stars out of 5 (91 ratings)
4410 W Boy Scout Boulevard; Suite 175
Tampa, FL

Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein sees patients in Lakeland, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Gerzenshtein's areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gerzenshtein is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center (LRHMC), and Brandon Regional Hospital. Dr. Gerzenshtein welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retractio ... (Read more)

Dr Karen Elaine Wells MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
508 S Habana Avenue; Suite 180
Tampa, FL

Dr. Karen Wells specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wells include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Wells is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wells studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Wells's residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Wells is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Nipple Surger ... (Read more)

Paul D Smith MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.87 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
2 Tampa General Circle; 7th Floor
Tampa, FL

Dr. Paul Smith's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. His professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Smith completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Smith has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fille ... (Read more)

David J Smith MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
5802 N. 30th Street
Tampa, FL

Dr. David Smith is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Smith has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Smith is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Burn Reconstruction, Chin Su ... (Read more)

Dr Geoffrey Malcom Kwitko MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.63 stars out of 5 (167 ratings)
608 S Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL

Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko's medical specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kwitko's clinical interests include macular degeneration, latisse, and thyroid problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Dr. Kwitko performed his residency at Kresge Eye Institute. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kwitko include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; Voted a Best Doctor In America; and American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award. Dr. Kwitko (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Kwitko's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital, Tampa General Hospital (TGH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Double Eyelid Surgery, Juvederm, Brow Lift, Macular Degener ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 161
  • Charge (avg.): $2,250
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,188
Deniz Dayicioglu MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 2.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
2 Tampa General Circle; 7th Floor
Tampa, FL

Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Dayicioglu's clinical interests include facelift, thigh lift (thighplasty), and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dayicioglu welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , DIEP Flap Reconstruction

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

Dr Dana M Coberly MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 3.78 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
2111 West Swann Avenue; Suite 101
Tampa, FL

Dr. Dana Coberly's specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: dermabrasion, breast augmentation, and eyelid retraction repair. Dr. Coberly is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Florida Hospital Tampa, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. She attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Patient ratings for Dr. Coberly average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Cosme ... (Read more)

Scott Steven Gargasz MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
4600 N Habana Avenue; Suite 22
Tampa, FL

Dr. Scott Gargasz is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: amputation, trigger point injections, and vascular disease. Dr. Gargasz is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. 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. Dr. Gargasz graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Akron General Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Gargasz speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Skin Flap Reconstruction

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Skin Infection, Fractures, Trigger Point Injections, Hand Problems, Amputation, Vasc ... (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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