We found 28 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 practices general surgery and thoracic surgery in Tyler, TX. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Caccitolo 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 112
  • Charge (avg.): $541 - $3,690
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $208 - $1,581
Dr. Dennis Scott Devinney, MD, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 S. Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. D. Devinney works as an orthopedist in Tyler, TX and Sulphur Springs, TX. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Botsford Hospital. Dr. Devinney's areas of expertise include the following: reverse total shoulder replacement, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Devinney is 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 116
  • Charge (avg.): $1,363 - $2,236
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $168 - $1,008
Dr. Steven Roe Potter, MD
Specializes in Urology, Transplant Surgery
1100 E Lake Street; Suite 160
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Steve Potter practices urology (urinary tract disease) and transplant surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Potter takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians.

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Clinical Interests: Transplant Procedures, Urologic Disorders

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $3,376
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $720
Dr. Joseph Michael Conflitti, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 S. Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Conflitti's areas of specialization are trauma surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Conflitti is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Conflitti trained at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for Dr. Conflitti's residency. Dr. Conflitti's areas of expertise include knee replacement, arthritis, and fracture surgery. Dr. Conflitti's average rating from Dr. Conflitti's patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Conflitti accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Conflitti is professionally 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 Rastegar Motlagh, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
700 Olympic Plaza; Suite 420
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Motlagh's specialty is plastic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Motlagh attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Motlagh include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. The average patient rating for Dr. Motlagh is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (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 surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Harrison include 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. Dr. Harrison's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Harrison has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,860
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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. He is especially interested in heart surgery, colon problems, and vascular disease. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Kerns's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $1,935
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $656
Dr. James Morris Muse, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
910 East Houston; Suite 600
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Muse works as a general gynecologist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Muse is especially interested in pelvic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Muse graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Muse trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Pelvic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $1,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 practices obstetrics and gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Flanagan include hysteroscopy, laparoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flanagan obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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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

Dr. Nancy Susan Lieb, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
910 E Houston; Suite 600
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Lieb is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of clinical interest consist of gynecological problems and robotic surgery. Dr. Lieb is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

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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 sees patients in Pittsburg, TX, Tyler, TX, and Henderson, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Carney completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carney honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $1,274
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $497
Dr. Nicholas Paul Luzietti, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Luzietti's specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. He practices in Tyler, TX. His clinical interests include high risk pregnancy, gynecologic surgery, and robotic surgery. Dr. Luzietti graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Luzietti honors.

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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 sees patients in Tyler, TX and Palestine, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Dick is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for his residency.

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Clinical Interests: Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $1,274 - $2,195
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $499 - $850
Dr. Amanda Lynn Harris, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Amanda Harris is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. She works in Tyler, TX. Dr. Harris has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of clinical interest consist of robotic surgery and urogynecological problems. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Harris obtained her medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at Scott and White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urogynecological Problems, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Roy Alan McClintock, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1100 East Lake Street; Suite 260
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Roy McClintock is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in gynecological problems, ultrasound (sonogram), and robotic surgery. Dr. McClintock takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. McClintock studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Ultrasound, Gynecological Problems, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Tyrone Joseph Miller, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Tyrone Miller is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Tyler, TX. Dr. Miller is especially interested in stent placement (stenting), angioplasty, and endovenous ablation. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center, Dr. Miller attended medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular aortic repair, da Vinci surgery, endovascular surgery

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

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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.
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