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Dr. Paul D Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; 7th Floor, Usf Plastic Surgery Division
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Paul Smith is a plastic surgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, 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). Dr. Smith is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He 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)

Dr. David John Smith Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; 7th Floor, Usf Plastic Surgery Division
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Smith's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He 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 open to 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 ... (Read more)

Dr. Geoffrey Malcom Kwitko, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
608 S Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Kwitko is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and radiesse. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital, Tampa General Hospital (TGH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Kwitko trained at Kresge Eye Institute for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; Voted a Best Doctor In America; and American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award. Dr. Kwitko (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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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
Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle; 7th Floor
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Deniz Dayicioglu is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift (thighplasty), tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dayicioglu honors. She is affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dayicioglu's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , DIEP flap reconstruction

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

Dr. Scott Steven Gargasz, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4600 N Habana Avenue; Suite 22
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Scott Gargasz is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gargasz include amputation, trigger point injections, and vascular disease. Dr. Gargasz takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Akron General Medical Center, Dr. Gargasz attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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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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