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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 is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Caccitolo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Tyler, TX and Sulphur Springs, TX. His areas of expertise include reverse total shoulder replacement, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. Dr. Devinney is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. He obtained his medical school training at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Botsford Hospital. Dr. Devinney is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a trauma surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Conflitti is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Conflitti's areas of expertise include knee replacement, arthritis, and fracture surgery. Dr. Conflitti is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. 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 studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Conflitti trained at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for residency.

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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 practices general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery in Tyler, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures and vascular surgery procedures. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Harrison attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harrison takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of 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 is an urologist and transplant surgeon in Tyler, TX. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. The average patient rating for Dr. Potter is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Potter 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. Dr. Potter is 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' specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Tyler, TX. He has a special interest in heart surgery, colon problems, and vascular disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Kerns is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kerns 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. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency 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 works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Robbins 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 Tyler, TX physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Motlagh honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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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 sees patients in Tyler, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Lowry 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 is a graduate of 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 practices general surgery. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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 honors.

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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 sees patients in Tyler, TX, Fairfield, TX, and Palestine, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Dick's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 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. Dick honors.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Torres-Heisecke is a graduate of National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University's residency program. He honors 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: 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, who practices in Tyler, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include stent placement (stenting), angioplasty, and endovenous ablation. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center. 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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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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Carney highly, giving him an average of 4.5 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. Carney accepts.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Petrakian accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. McClintock include gynecological problems, ultrasound (sonogram), and robotic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. McClintock attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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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.