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We found 5 providers with an interest in robotic surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Austin, TX.

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

Dr. James Ferriss' specialty is gynecologic oncology. Before completing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Ferriss attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. In Dr. Ferriss's practice, he is particularly interested in gynecologic cancer surgery, clinical trials, and robotic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ferriss's professional affiliations include Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Austin, TX. After attending Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi and Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She has indicated that her clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy. Dr. Prisacaru's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Prisacaru's office for an appointment.

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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 works as a family practice physician and general obstetrician and gynecologist in Austin, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Breen performed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center, JPS Health Network, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Clinical interests for Dr. Breen include bleeding, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and hysterectomy (uterus removal). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Breen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Breen is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in urogynecology. Dr. Aguilar speaks Spanish. She is especially interested in pelvic floor dysfunction, robotic surgery, and urinary incontinence. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Aguilar trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aguilar accepts. Dr. Aguilar welcomes 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' area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Harkins include robotic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Dr. Harkins attended West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He has an open panel.

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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.