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Dr. David Duffield Hamlar Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
640 Jackson Street
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. David Hamlar is a pediatric otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon in Saint Paul, MN, Se Minneapolis, MN, and Robbinsdale, MN. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamlar include facial problems, cleft lip and palate, and minimally invasive surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hamlar is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hamlar include: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Air Medal Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hamlar is affiliated with Fairview Southdale Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and Regions Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap reconstruction

All Interests: Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Throat Problems, Craniofacial Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Warren Vincent Schubert, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
640 Jackson Street; Mail Stop 11503b
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. Warren Schubert specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schubert include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and a hospital affiliated with McGill University.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashish Y Mahajan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
640 Jackson Street
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Ashish Mahajan practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Saint Paul, MN, Woodbury, MN, and Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Mahajan speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Mahajan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Regions Hospital, HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics, and HealthPartners Riverside Clinic. Before performing his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Mahajan attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Mahajan takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Reduction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin S Lacey, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
640 Jackson Street
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Martin Lacey practices plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lacey include cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift (thighplasty). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lacey honors. Dr. Lacey graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario and a hospital affiliated with Dalhousie University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthPartners Specialty Center, the University of Minnesota Health (M Health), and Regions Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (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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