We found 6 providers matching breast reconstruction and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Baytown, TX.

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Dr. Bufford Don Moore, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2802 Garth Road; Suite 301
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Bufford Moore is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His clinical interests include thigh lift (thighplasty), general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moore accepts. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Moore's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Streitmann, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2800 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Michael Streitmann is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. Before completing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Streitmann attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Streitmann takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction, breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Nipple Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
4201 Garth Road, Suite 313; Plaza I
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Boutros Kahla works as a general surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kahla include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and thyroid surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kahla studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Laser Treatment, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
4301 Garth Road; Suite 214
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Donald Whitman is a general surgery specialist in Baytown, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: breast biopsy, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Whitman attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Gallstones, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Monira Hamid-Kundi is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Baytown, TX. She attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Her areas of expertise include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and breast reconstruction. Dr. Hamid-Kundi honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Hamid-Kundi is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Caroline Kim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4301 Garth Road; Suite 303
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Caroline Kim practices general surgery. Her clinical interests include colon cancer, skin surgery, and crohn's disease. Dr. Kim takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kim is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (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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