Local tissue flaps reconstructive surgery is often used to strategically repair damage caused by wounds or severe disfigurements, and as such the procedure can also be used to address the needs of patients with tumors on the face or other similar injuries. If you are a resident of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or South Florida, then schedule an appointment with Adam J. Rubinstein, M.D., F.A.C.S., at his easily accessible practice in Aventura.
What are Local Tissue Flaps?
Schedule a visit with Dr. Rubinstein, and he will discuss your symptoms with you with regard to both the different types of local flaps, who can benefit from which type of local tissue flaps, and then what course of treatment he recommends, in addition to working with you to outline the surgical plan best suited to your needs
Who Can Benefit From Local Tissue Flaps?
You may be a candidate for local tissue flaps if you have trauma brought on by disease (like skin cancer) or injury when the defect can best be addressed by stretching a layer of tissue with its own blood supply that has been freed up from an adjacent area. If you schedule a consultation, Dr. Rubinstein will then be able to tell you whether or not you might best be able to benefit from local tissue flaps.
What is the Local Tissue Flaps Procedure Like?
Local tissue flap surgery is characterized by the use of tissue segments that are repositioned over damaged areas and sutured into place, while still simultaneously being engineered to remain attached to blood vessels, nerves, and sometimes bone, at the other end of the segment. Uniquely among procedures of its type, local tissue flap also includes blood vessels and nerves. The procedure is typically performed in a hospital, most often under a general anesthetic.
What Can I Expect During Recovery?
While some patients can and do go home the same day as local tissue flaps procedure, including, if necessary, the anticipated duration of hospital stay and the subsequent recuperative healing period for recovery at home. The number of days you will need to remain in the hospital is going to depend entirely upon your individual circumstances, but under all circumstances, you will need someone to drive you home after your procedure.
During the recovery phase, Dr. Rubinstein will attentively monitor your progress based on your follow-up visits to his office, and he will provide you with detailed instructions on how to bathe and how to care for and even change your surgical dressing, and he may recommend that you obtain help around the house for a short while as you recover.
Will my Insurance cover Local Tissue Flaps Surgery?
The local tissue flaps surgical technique is frequently covered by insurance, if the overall reason for the procedure is medically necessary, as it often is. But it is advisable to check with your insurance provider, as there are “foggy areas” in insurance, and certain usages of the local tissue flaps surgery in treatment that are considered medically necessary and, therefore, covered, may not be under all plans. Therefore, only your provider will be able to give you precise information. Even if you aren’t covered by insurance or if there is a gap in your coverage, Dr. Rubinstein can offer financing
options in just such cases so that his patients can make easy payments every month for their treatment.
If you are a resident of Miami, Fort Lauderdale or South Florida, and you need local tissue flaps reconstructive surgery, please contact Dr. Rubinstein today as you will benefit from his skillful surgical expertise as well as the patient-friendly atmosphere in his Aventura office.