We found 5 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Rockford, IL.

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Dr. Pedro Rodriguez Navarro, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
698 Featherstone Road, Primary Office; Osf Medical Group - Specialty Clinic at Guilford Square
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Pedro Rodriguez works as a plastic surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rodriguez's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center and OSF Medical Group. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rodriguez completed a residency program at Summa Health System. He speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah E Hagarty, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
698 Featherstone Road, Primary Office; Osf Medical Group - Specialty Clinic at Guilford Square
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Hagarty's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Hagarty's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Her professional affiliations include OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center and OSF Medical Group. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hagarty trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with McGill University.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Nipple ... (Read more)

Dr. Dhaval M Patel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
698 Featherstone Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Dhaval Patel specializes in plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Advocate Sherman Hospital and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Landon S Pryor, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1639 N Alpine Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Landon Pryor works as a plastic surgeon in Rockford, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pryor's clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6533 Lexus Drive
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Jerome Weiskopf is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Weiskopf trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weiskopf include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Weiskopf's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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

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

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What is Breast Reconstruction?

Breast reconstruction is surgery to restore the appearance of the breast, usually after a mastectomy. The choice of how to proceed after the removal of a breast is a deeply personal one, with some women opting to wear a prosthetic form in a bra, and others choosing to embrace their new breastless form as a reminder of their strength and survival. Those options are perfectly acceptable, but many women feel most comfortable with their missing breast tissue surgically replaced. Breast reconstruction can be part of a patient’s return to normal after experiencing breast cancer.

There are a few different methods used to create the round shape of the breast on the chest. A flap of fat, skin, and muscle can be taken from the side, abdomen or buttock and implanted on the chest to create a breast from the patient’s own tissue. Alternatively, the skin over the chest may be gradually stretched to allow for the placement of an implant. Stretching of the skin is done using expanders, which are similar to breast implants, except they increase in size when saltwater solution is injected into them. Many women also choose to combine the flap procedure with implant placement to achieve their desired result. Once the new breast shape is formed, a nipple can be created and even tattooed to match the other side.

Reconstruction may be done in a single surgery or broken up into multiple procedures:

  • Immediate reconstruction rebuilds the breast right after mastectomy. This method is not recommended if additional chemotherapy or radiation is needed after surgery.
  • Delayed reconstruction occurs after chemotherapy or radiation has been given. These treatments may decrease the volume or alter the color of the reconstructed breast, so they should be completed before the breast is rebuilt. This type of reconstruction may happen weeks, months, or even years after mastectomy.
  • Staged reconstruction splits the reconstructive process into two parts. The first part inserts temporary expanders to stretch the skin and is done immediately after breast removal surgery. The second part replaces the expanders with implants after chemotherapy or radiation treatments have been given.
Breast reconstruction is not perfect. The two breasts may not always look exactly identical, although they will be close. There may be small scars, and a loss of sensation in the reconstructed breast. A reconstructed breast will not produce milk, so you may have trouble breastfeeding. Still, reconstruction is a great option for women who want that part of their appearance back.

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