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Breast Reconstruction Insurance Coverage

For patients undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer, health insurance must cover the cost of breast reconstruction. The Federal Woman’s Health and Cancer Right Acts of 1998 guarantees coverage for breast reconstruction. Health insurance also must cover the cost of a matching procedure for the opposite side in order to obtain proper symmetry. Navigating the insurance claim process can often be difficult and time–consuming. Dr. Zemmel’s staff at Richmond Aesthetic Surgery will be available to file claims on behalf of breast reconstruction patients and investigate the extent of coverage offered by their insurance carriers. Our Richmond, Virginia office accepts most major insurance carriers.

Read The Federal Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998

Dr. Neil J. Zemmel offers the latest techniques for breast reconstruction in women undergoing partial or total mastectomy. Dr. Zemmel offers expander-implant reconstructions using the “alloderm sling” technique. Dr. Zemmel also offers autologous tissue reconstructions using the pedicled TRAM techniques. Dr. Zemmel performs reconstruction for cancer and in women undergoing prophylactic mastectomy for a strong family history or genetically positive cancer.

Richmond Plastic Surgeon Neil J. Zemmel completed medical school at the University of Virginia and completed the Plastic Surgery Training program at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. Dr. Zemmel’s training extended the full breadth of cosmetic and reconstructive techniques including head and neck reconstruction, hand and upper extremity surgery, microvascular surgery, breast reconstruction, burn reconstruction, and cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Zemmel has extensive experience with both implant-based and autologous tissue breast reconstruction. Dr. Zemmel has performed countless breast reconstruction surgeries at his Richmond, Virginia practice. This experience, combined with his broad background in general reconstructive surgery, makes him uniquely qualified to offer mastectomy patients an unparalleled range of options.

If you are interested in breast reconstruction, contact our practice.