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Dr. Warren Aldrich Ellsworth IV, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Warren Ellsworth is a plastic surgeon. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Ellsworth's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Methodist Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ellsworth has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; Texas Rising Stars; and Who's Who in the World, Marquis Who's Who. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Butt ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $9,225
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,020
Dr. Jeffrey D Friedman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Friedman sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedman include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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. Dr. Friedman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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, Burn ... (Read more)

Dr. Aldona J Spiegel, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aldona Spiegel is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Spiegel include general reconstruction, breast reconstruction revision, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Spiegel honors Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Spiegel trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received distinctions including 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. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Spiegel has an open panel.

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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, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2800 Kirby Drive; Suite B212
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Lee is a specialist in head & neck 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. Lee include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Lee accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Medical Center, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Lee has an open panel.

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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, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Echo's medical specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Echo's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Echo highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He welcomes 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)

Dr. Bruce Kendall Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1315 St. Joseph Parkway; Suite 940
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Smith specializes in plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Smith is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained at St. Joseph's Hospital. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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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. Ernest Dattner Cronin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1315 St Joseph Parkway; #920
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ernest Cronin is a plastic surgery specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Cronin's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cronin takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Cronin attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Cronin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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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)

Dr. Christopher K Livingston, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 927
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Livingston is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Livingston attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Clinical interests for Dr. Livingston include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Livingston's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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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)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mirwat Sami practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Bellaire, TX, Houston, TX, and Baytown, TX. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. After attending Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school, Dr. Sami completed her residency training at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice.

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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
Dr. Steven Benjamin Albright, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Steven Albright practices plastic surgery in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Baytown, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Albright average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Albright is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Albright is an in-network provider for 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. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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)

Dr. Pierre-Yves M Chevray, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Pierre Chevray is a plastic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chevray's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Chevray attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He 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, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Wainwright's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Katy, TX. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wainwright accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Wainwright's residency was performed at The Hospital for Sick Children. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, 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 Houston, TX physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Marques include general reconstruction, congenital hand surgery, and free flap breast reconstruction. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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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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