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

Dr. Pedro Soler, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Soler's areas of expertise include dermabrasion, breast augmentation, and labiaplasty. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, St. Joseph's Hospital - South, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Soler attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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 has received the following distinction: Professional Recognition: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Cum Laude Graduate.

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

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

Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
average rating 4.85 stars (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 has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gerzenshtein's areas of expertise include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center (LRHMC), and Brandon Regional Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Gerzenshtein attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He speaks Russian.

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

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

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

Dr. Karen Wells is a plastic surgeon. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Wells performed Dr. Wells's residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). These areas are among Dr. Wells's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Wells accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Wells is 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 ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paul Smith's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency 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). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. Dr. Smith welcomes 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 ... (Read more)

David J. Smith MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
2 Tampa General Circle; 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Smith works as a plastic surgeon in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). Dr. Smith is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Smith is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, Chin Surgery, Arm Lift, ... (Read more)

Dr. Geoffrey Malcom Kwitko M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.63 stars (167 ratings)
608 S Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko's medical specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. He is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and a graduate of Kresge Eye Institute's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Kwitko include macular degeneration, latisse, and thyroid problems. Dr. Kwitko has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Kwitko (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Kwitko's professional 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 ... (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 M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 2.83 stars (3 ratings)
2 Tampa General Circle; 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Dayicioglu's clinical interests: facelift, thigh lift (thighplasty), and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She 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. Dr. Dayicioglu is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , DIEP flap reconstruction

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

Dr. Dana M. Coberly M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 3.78 stars (8 ratings)
2111 West Swann Avenue; Suite 101
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dana Coberly's medical specialty is plastic surgery. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Coberly include dermabrasion, breast augmentation, and eyelid retraction repair. Dr. Coberly's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Coberly has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. She is professionally affiliated with Florida Hospital Tampa, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Tampa General Hospital (TGH).

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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, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Scott Gargasz works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Wesley Chapel, FL and Tampa, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Gargasz average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gargasz include amputation, trigger point injections, and vascular disease. Dr. Gargasz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He 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. Dr. Gargasz attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Akron General Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , skin flap reconstruction

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