We found 5 providers with an interest in robotic surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Gold 101 near Austin, TX.

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Dr. James Stuart Ferriss, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1313 Red River Street; Suite 217
Austin, TX
 

Dr. James Ferriss' area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ferriss include gynecologic cancer surgery, clinical trials, and robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Seton Healthcare Family. Before completing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Ferriss attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Ferriss has an open panel.

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All Interests: Heart Problems, Clinical Trials, Gynecologic Cancer Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic ... (Read more)

Dr. Genoveva Nicoleta Prisacaru, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4007 James Casey Street; Suite A100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Genoveva Prisacaru practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Austin, TX. Her education and training includes medical school at Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi and Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In her practice, Dr. Prisacaru focuses on laparoscopic hysterectomy. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Prisacaru's professional affiliations include Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Pain, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Timothy Breen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
313 East 12th Street; Suite 104
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Michael Breen's specialties are family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include bleeding, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and hysterectomy (uterus removal). Patient ratings for Dr. Breen average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Breen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Breen trained at Maricopa Medical Center, JPS Health Network, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Breen speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Bleeding, Consultation, Women's Health Issues, Hysterectomy, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vivian Del Carmen Carmen Aguilar, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
911 W 38th Street; Suite 202
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Vivian Aguilar sees patients in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Her medical specialty is urogynecology. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Aguilar has a special interest in pelvic floor dysfunction, robotic surgery, and urinary incontinence. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Aguilar trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for her residency. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Dr. Aguilar is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urinary Incontinence, Robotic Surgery

Dr. John Gehring Harkins, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
313 E 12th Street; Suite 101
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Harkins is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Harkins average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harkins is especially interested in robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Harkins welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Harkins completed a residency program at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston.

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All Interests: Education, Academic Medicine, Robotic Surgery

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What is Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery, using a tiny opening to get inside the body instead of making a large cut. It uses small tools attached to a thin robotic arm, which is controlled by the surgeon. You may see it referred to by the specific kind of robot used. The most advanced robot currently in use is called the da Vinci, and surgery using it is sometimes called da Vinci surgery.

There are many benefits to robotic surgery, both for the patient and the surgeon. Robotic surgery allows for more precise movements and increased control during very delicate surgical procedures. This makes performing surgery accurately much easier for surgeons and reduces fatigue. The smaller ‘hand’ of the robot can enter the body via a much smaller opening, which reduces the risk of infection and scarring and leads to a faster recovery. The robotic hands also contain tiny moveable cameras among their tools, giving surgeons a much closer view of the procedure than would be possible with traditional surgery.
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