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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. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Sharma's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sharma is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. 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

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, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinfeld include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Weinfeld attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Austin Magazine; Top Doctors (Plastic Surgery); and Professional Recognition: Chair.

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

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

Dr. Susan Mary Pike, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
425 University Boulevard; Suite 325
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Susan Pike is a plastic surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Pike average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pike include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). Dr. Pike is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. Dr. Pike has received professional recognition including the following: Super Docs, US; Texas Super Doctors; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2012, 2014.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ned Snyder IV, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
505 W Louis Henna Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ned Snyder works as a facial plastic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and vaginal rejuvenation. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Snyder accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His distinctions include: HCA Hospitals SDMC - Physician Frist Award; Austin Area Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses- Distinguished Surgeon; and Texas Monthly Super Doctor. Dr. Snyder is affiliated with 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
301 Seton Parkway; Suite 402
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Brent Egeland's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Egeland average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Egeland obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Troy David Thompson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2300 Round Rock Avenue; Suite 200
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Troy Thompson is a plastic surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Thompson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson's residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Williamson and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , TRAM flap breast reconstruction

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

Dr. Andrew A Stoebner, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
302 University Boulevard; Scott & White Clinic - Round Rock 302 University
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Stoebner is a Round Rock, TX physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stoebner include peripheral neuropathy, flap reconstruction, and hand surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Dr. Stoebner is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at Scott and White Healthcare for his residency. Dr. Stoebner accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Best Doctors in Austin.

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Relevant Interests: , flap reconstruction

All Interests: Flap Reconstruction, Peripheral Neuropathy, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Hand Surgery Procedures

Dr. Robert M Whitfield, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
505 W Louis Henna Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Robert Whitfield is a plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Whitfield is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Whitfield accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. His 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

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

Dr. Timothy Mark McGee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
7215 Wyoming Springs; Suite 200
Round Rock, TX
 

Dr. Timothy McGee specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Round Rock, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. McGee is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. McGee graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with 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, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (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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