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Dr. David Yan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
8431 Pointe Loop Drive; 2nd Floor
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Yan's area of specialization is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Yan is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. Dr. Yan is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (Read more)

Dr. John P Fezza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. John Fezza is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, birthmark removal, and dermabrasion. Dr. Fezza honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Fezza's residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Clinical Interests: Dermabrasion, Juvederm, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Brow Lift, Restylane, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $2,388
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,169
Dr. Charles L Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
329 Nokomis Avenue S
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Charles Rodriguez practices plastic surgery in Venice, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Before performing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Rodriguez attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. F Nicholas Gahhos, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
135 San Marco
Venice, FL
 

Dr. F. Gahhos' specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Gahhos include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Gahhos is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. After attending the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Gahhos highly, giving him an average of 4.5 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.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Lift, ... (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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