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We found 32 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caccitolo accepts. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Botsford Hospital for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Devinney include reverse total shoulder replacement, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. The average patient rating for Dr. Devinney is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Devinney honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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, Elbow Arthroscopy, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 116
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,363 - $2,236
  • Medicare Cost: $168 - $1,008
Dr. Joseph Michael Conflitti, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 S. Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Conflitti's medical specialty is trauma surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Conflitti has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Conflitti's patients. Dr. Conflitti is especially interested in knee replacement, arthritis, and fracture surgery. Dr. Conflitti takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Dr. Conflitti performed Dr. Conflitti's residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. 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 specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Tyler, TX. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Dr. Harrison performed 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 a special interest in colorectal surgery procedures and vascular surgery procedures. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: 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. Steven Roe Potter, MD
Specializes in Urology, Transplant Surgery
1100 E Lake Street; Suite 160
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Steve Potter's areas of specialization are urology (urinary tract disease) and transplant surgery; he sees patients in Tyler, TX. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Potter has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Potter takes. 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. David Brent Kerns, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. D. Kerns, who practices in Tyler, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He is especially interested in heart surgery, colon problems, and vascular disease. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Kerns's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Kerns has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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.

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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 surgeon and vascular surgeon. Dr. Robbins's average patient rating is 4.5 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 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 plastic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Motlagh include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Motlagh studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). The average patient rating for Dr. Motlagh is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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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. Dr. Lowry takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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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's area of specialization is general surgery. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Atlanta Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Young accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,860
  • Medicare Cost: $604
Dr. David Michael Dick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
619 S Fleishel Avenue; Suite 101
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. David Dick specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Dick has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He 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. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Dick's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Clinical Interests: Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,274 - $2,195
  • Medicare Cost: $499 - $850
Dr. Raul Alexis Torres-Heisecke, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Raul Torres-Heisecke practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). After attending National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Torres-Heisecke takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,274 - $2,195
  • Medicare Cost: $491 - $854
Dr. Tyrone Joseph Miller, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Tyrone Miller specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Tyler, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of stent placement (stenting), angioplasty, and endovenous ablation. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller studied medicine at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular aortic repair, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Endovascular Aortic Repair, Da Vinci Surgery, Stent Placement, Endovenous Ablation, Angiogram, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Carney works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Tyler, TX and Henderson, TX. Dr. Carney's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,274
  • Medicare Cost: $497
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
115 W Fifth Street
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Alexandre Petrakian's specialty is adult cardiology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Petrakian takes. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 54
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,523 - $3,030
  • Medicare Cost: $435 - $842
Dr. Roy Alan McClintock, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1100 East Lake Street; Suite 260
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Roy McClintock specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. McClintock focuses on gynecological problems, ultrasound (sonogram), and robotic surgery. Dr. McClintock honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Ultrasound, Gynecological Problems, Robotic Surgery

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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.