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Dr. Sanjay Kumar Sharma, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1400 N Ih; 35 Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Sanjay Sharma's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patients rated Dr. Sharma highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sharma speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Sharma is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Adam Bryce Weinfeld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1400 N Ih; 35 Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Adam Weinfeld's specialty is plastic surgery. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Weinfeld include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Weinfeld is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. His distinctions include: Austin Magazine; Top Doctors (Plastic Surgery); and Professional Recognition: Chair. Dr. Weinfeld is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. James R Cullington, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1400 North I-35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. James Cullington's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Austin, TX. Dr. Cullington is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cullington has an open panel. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $4,490
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $995
Dr. Patrick Duffy Combs, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1400 N Ih; 35 Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Combs specializes in head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Austin, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: general reconstruction, cleft lip and palate repair, and free flap breast reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Combs accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Combs attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Combs speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Soft Tissue Reconstruction, Down Syndrome, Blepharoptosis Repair, Burn Reconstruction, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Michael Turner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
1215 Red River
Austin, TX
 

Dr. David Turner practices plastic surgery and undersea and hyperbaric medicine in Austin, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Stephenville, TX. Dr. Turner has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Turner graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UNC Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and Texas Health Resources.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip Implants, Nipple ... (Read more)

Dr. Ned Snyder IV, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
901 W. 38th Street; Suite 410
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ned Snyder works as a facial plastic surgeon. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Snyder completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Snyder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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

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

Dr. Brent Michael Egeland, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1400 N I-35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Brent Egeland is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Egeland include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Egeland has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Egeland's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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

All Interests: Nerve Reconstruction, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Fisher Wachtman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1015 E 32nd Street; #306
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Christine Fisher is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Fisher include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and body contouring. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fisher is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Fisher's hospital/clinic affiliations include Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Body Contouring, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M Whitfield, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1510 W 34th Street; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Robert Whitfield, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Whitfield include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Whitfield attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Whitfield is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Nipple Surgery, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. John Allen McFate, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4701 Bee Cave Road; Suite 106
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John McFate specializes in plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. McFate speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. McFate include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and vaginal rejuvenation. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Southwest Hospital. Before performing his residency at Methodist Hospital, Dr. McFate attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Dr. McFate is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. Umeshchandra Girdhar Gadaria, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1015 East 32nd Street; Suite 208
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Umeshchandra Gadaria is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He graduated from Topiwala National Medical College. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Gadaria is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gadaria is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (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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