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We found 38 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Plus near Tyler, TX.

Dr. James Andrew Caccitolo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
619 S Fleishel; Suite 207
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Caccitolo is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Tyler, TX. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 112
  • Uninsured Cost: $541 - $3,690
  • Medicare Cost: $208 - $1,581
Dr. Dennis Scott Devinney, MD, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 S. Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. D. Devinney sees patients in Tyler, TX and Sulphur Springs, TX. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Devinney include reverse total shoulder replacement, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Devinney is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Botsford Hospital, Dr. Devinney attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Arthroscopy, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 116
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,363 - $2,236
  • Medicare Cost: $168 - $1,008
Dr. Steven Roe Potter, MD
Specializes in Urology, Transplant Surgery
1100 E Lake Street; Suite 160
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Steve Potter is an urologist and transplant surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Potter average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Potter trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians.

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Clinical Interests: Transplant Procedures, Urologic Disorders

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,376
  • Medicare Cost: $720
Dr. Joseph Michael Conflitti, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 S. Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Conflitti's specialties are trauma surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Conflitti attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for residency. In Dr. Conflitti's practice, Dr. Conflitti is particularly interested in knee replacement, arthritis, and fracture surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Conflitti a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Conflitti is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Conflitti is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Fracture Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, Arthritis, Ligament Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. James Blake Harrison, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. J. Harrison is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon in Tyler, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures and vascular surgery procedures. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harrison is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic, a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Angioplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,860
  • Medicare Cost: $606
Dr. David Brent Kerns, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. D. Kerns works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. Dr. Kerns is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in heart surgery, colon problems, and vascular disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kerns honors. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Clinical Interests: Rectal Problems, Vascular Disease, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Colon Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,935
  • Medicare Cost: $656
Dr. Mark Richard Robbins, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1028 E. Idel Street; Suite B
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Mark Robbins is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Robbins is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,166
  • Medicare Cost: $682
Dr. James Rastegar Motlagh, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
700 Olympic Plaza; Suite 420
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Motlagh is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Motlagh is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. James Morris Muse, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
910 East Houston; Suite 600
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Muse's medical specialty is general gynecology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Muse's clinical interests include pelvic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Muse has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Pelvic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,600
  • Medicare Cost: $259
Dr. Cole Wayne Flanagan, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
910 East Houston Street #600; 700 Olympic Plaza, St 602
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Cole Flanagan's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology; he sees patients in Tyler, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hysteroscopy, laparoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flanagan takes. Before completing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Flanagan attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
115 West Fifth Street
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Richard Lowry works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,750
  • Medicare Cost: $499
Dr. David L Young, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
700 Olympic Plaza; Suite 100
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. David Young sees patients in Tyler, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Young completed his residency training at Atlanta Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,860
  • Medicare Cost: $604
Dr. Nicholas Paul Luzietti, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Luzietti is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. He works in Tyler, TX. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Luzietti's training includes a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. His clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy, gynecologic surgery, and robotic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Luzietti accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. David Michael Dick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
619 S Fleishel Avenue; Suite 101
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. David Dick's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dick accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Dick attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,274 - $2,195
  • Medicare Cost: $499 - $850
Dr. Nancy Susan Lieb, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
910 E Houston; Suite 600
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Lieb is an obstetrician and gynecologist in Tyler, TX. She attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency. Her areas of expertise include gynecological problems and robotic surgery. Dr. Lieb's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Gynecological Problems, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Robert John Carney, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
619 S Fleishel
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Robert Carney works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Carney obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,274
  • Medicare Cost: $497

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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.