We found 5 providers matching flap reconstruction and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Rockford, IL.

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Dr. Pedro Rodriguez Navarro, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
698 Featherstone Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Pedro Rodriguez works as a plastic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Rodriguez is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodriguez include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Dr. Rodriguez's hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center and OSF Medical Group. Dr. Rodriguez takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Summa Health System, Dr. Rodriguez attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Sarah Hagarty's specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hagarty include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center and OSF Medical Group. Dr. Hagarty is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency 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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Lip Implants, Double Eyelid Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dhaval Patel works as a plastic surgeon in Rockford, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Advocate Sherman Hospital and St. Alexius Medical Center. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Patel obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,827
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,240
Dr. Landon S Pryor, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1639 N Alpine Road
Rockford, IL
 

Dr. Landon Pryor is a specialist in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pryor include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Patients gave Dr. Pryor an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Aetna Medicare, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Pryor attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap 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 plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Rockford, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weiskopf is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Dr. Weiskopf is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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

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