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Dr. Warren Aldrich Ellsworth IV MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.91 stars (220 ratings)
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Warren Ellsworth practices plastic surgery in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and breast augmentation. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Ellsworth studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Ellsworth's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ellsworth include: Texas Super Doctors; Texas Rising Stars; and Who's Who in the World, Marquis Who's Who. Dr. Ellsworth welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $9,225
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,020
Jeffrey Friedman M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.89 stars (216 ratings)
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Friedman specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Friedman's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include facelift, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman takes. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Friedman performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Friedman has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Lift, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Aldona Spiegel M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.89 stars (154 ratings)
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aldona Spiegel is a plastic surgery specialist in Houston, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: general reconstruction, breast reconstruction revision, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Spiegel's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. After completing medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors; Top Doc-H Texas Online; and Network of Strength Organization, Honoree, Unsung Heros. Dr. Spiegel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Polish. Dr. Spiegel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital and Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , free flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Ilho Lee M.D.
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
2800 Kirby Drive; Suite B212
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Lee's area of specialization is head & neck plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, breast augmentation, and endoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Lee attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lee's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Lee is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Anthony Echo M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.73 stars (134 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Echo practices plastic surgery in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, facelift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave Dr. Echo an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Echo accepts. He attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Echo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), and Houston Methodist. Dr. Echo is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Christopher K. Livingston M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
average rating 3.6 stars (7 ratings)
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 927
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Livingston practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Houston, TX. Dr. Livingston's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Livingston attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Livingston has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

Mr. Ernest Dattner Cronin MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 3.37 stars (4 ratings)
1315 St Joseph Parkway; #920
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ernest Cronin practices plastic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Cronin a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Cronin is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH).

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

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

Bruce Kendall Smith MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.8 stars (20 ratings)
1315 St. Joseph Parkway; Suite 940
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Smith works as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Smith attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Joseph's Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include dermabrasion, breast augmentation, and labiaplasty. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Smith takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX).

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

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

Dr. Steven Benjamin Albright M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.88 stars (79 ratings)
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Steven Albright practices plastic surgery in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Baytown, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Albright's clinical interests include facelift, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Albright accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Albright trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Albright has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mirwat Sami practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Bellaire, TX, Houston, TX, and Baytown, TX. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Sami's education and training includes medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $6,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,146
Pierre-Yves M. Chevray PHD, M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.78 stars (74 ratings)
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Pierre Chevray works as a plastic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Chevray include eyelid surgery, monsplasty (pubic lift), and dermabrasion. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Chevray completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. The average patient rating for Dr. Chevray is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Chevray has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

David J. Wainwright M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Wainwright is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Katy, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wainwright is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of The Hospital for Sick Children's residency program. He is affiliated with UT Physicians at Bellaire, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Marques is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: general reconstruction, congenital hand surgery, and free flap breast reconstruction. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and UT Physicians. Dr. Marques accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Marques's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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

All Interests: General Reconstruction, Free Flap Breast Reconstruction, Head and Neck Cancer Reconstruction, TRAM ... (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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