We found 28 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Plus near Tyler, TX.

Dr. James A Caccitolo, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
703 S Fleishel Avenue; Suite 5000
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Caccitolo sees patients in Tyler, TX. His medical specialties are interventional cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. 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. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Botsford Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Devinney include reverse total shoulder replacement, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. Dr. Devinney has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Devinney is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He 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. Tyrone Joseph Miller, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Tyrone Miller's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include stent placement (stenting), angioplasty, and endovenous ablation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller accepts. Dr. Miller is a graduate of Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System.

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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)

Dr. Steven Roe Potter, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
1100 E Lake Street; Suite 160
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Steven Potter is a transplant surgeon in Tyler, TX. Dr. Potter is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 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. Potter honors. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Potter is professionally 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. James Rastegar Motlagh, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
119037 Us Hwy 271
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Motlagh's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and general surgery; he sees patients in Tyler, TX. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. Dr. Motlagh's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Michael Conflitti, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 S. Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Conflitti works as an orthopedic surgeon in Tyler, TX and Sulphur Springs, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Conflitti include knee replacement, arthritis, and fracture surgery. Dr. Conflitti's patients gave Dr. Conflitti an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Conflitti 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. Dr. Conflitti attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. Robert John Carney, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Robert Carney sees patients in Pittsburg, TX, Tyler, TX, and Henderson, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carney is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System. 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. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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

Dr. J. Harrison works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Harrison include colorectal surgery procedures and vascular surgery procedures. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Harrison obtained his medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and 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 received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System.

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

Dr. James Muse works as a general gynecologist in Tyler, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pelvic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Muse an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. Muse has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System.

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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. Alireza Behboudi, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 S. Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Alireza Behboudi is an orthopedic surgeon in Tyler, TX. Dr. Behboudi has indicated that his clinical interests include sports health, arthritis, and knee arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes 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: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Achilles Tendon Problems, Hammer Toe, Musculoskeletal Problems, Knee Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas Paul Luzietti, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Luzietti is a Tyler, TX physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in high risk pregnancy, gynecologic surgery, and robotic surgery. Dr. Luzietti is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System. 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. Dr. Luzietti graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Luzietti trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. David Brent Kerns, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. D. Kerns practices general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Kerns's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart surgery, colon problems, and vascular disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kerns 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 East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System.

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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. Nancy Susan Lieb, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Lieb is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. She works in Tyler, TX. Dr. Lieb's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Lieb focuses on gynecological problems and robotic surgery. She is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System. Dr. Lieb is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Lieb attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Gynecological Problems, Robotic Surgery

Specializes in General Surgery
1020 E Lake Street
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Margarita De La Garza-Grahm's specialty is general surgery. She is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Autonomous University of Guerrero for medical school, Dr. De La Garza-Grahm completed her residency training at Maricopa Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Wounds, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Jason Bradley Johnson
Specializes in Family Medicine
700 Olympic Plaza; Suite 600
Tyler, TX
 

Mr. Jason Johnson is a family practice physician in Tyler, TX. Areas of expertise for Mr. Johnson include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), sports health, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. He 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. Mr. Johnson is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Musculoskeletal Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 112
  • Charge (avg.): $341 - $560
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $22 - $137
Dr. David Michael Dick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
619 S Fleishel Avenue; Suite 101
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. David Dick is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Dick is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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

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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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