We found 62 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Tyler, TX.

Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
910 East Houston; Suite 530
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Duane Andrews' medical specialty is general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Andrews's areas of expertise include the following: vascular surgery procedures and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Andrews honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $3,322
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $637

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1100 East Lake Street; Suite 150
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Hugh Babineau specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Babineau has a special interest in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 88
  • Charge (avg.): $6,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,168

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1100 E. Lake Street; Suite 140
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Richard Willms is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include vascular surgery procedures, laparoscopic surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Willms accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $109
Dr. James Andrew Caccitolo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
619 S Fleishel; Suite 207
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Caccitolo is a Tyler, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. William Edward Schreiber, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1905 Donnybrook
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. William Schreiber's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, sports health, and knee arthroscopy. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Schreiber's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $493
Dr. Timothy Lamar Beck, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3414 Golden Road
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Beck is a foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Beck has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and foot surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. Dr. Beck is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Michael Schneider, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1327 Troup Highway; Department of Orthopedics - Trinity Clinic
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Adam Schneider's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Schneider attended medical school at the University of Queensland School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Trinity Clinic. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Amputation, Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis Scott Devinney, MD, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 S. Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. D. Devinney, who practices in Tyler, TX and Sulphur Springs, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Devinney average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Devinney's areas of expertise include reverse total shoulder replacement, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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.

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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. 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. Joseph Conflitti sees patients in Tyler, TX and Sulphur Springs, TX. Dr. Conflitti's clinical interests 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 in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 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. Patrick Lee Wupperman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3414 Golden Road
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Wupperman's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wupperman include elbow reconstruction, shoulder arthroscopy, and elbow arthroscopy. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wupperman is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, PCL Reconstruction, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 196
  • Charge (avg.): $1,483 - $3,357
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $165 - $1,010
Dr. Jayesh Kishor Patel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1327 Troup Highway
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Jayesh Patel practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Tyler, TX. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery and sports health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Patel is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Potter specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and transplant surgery and practices in Tyler, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. Dr. Potter takes 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 Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Potter attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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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 Robert Harris, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3414 Golden Road
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Harris is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Tyler, TX and Pittsburg, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Harris'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 Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $2,336 - $2,900
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $168 - $390
Dr. James Rastegar Motlagh, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
119037 Us Hwy 271
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Motlagh's specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Motlagh include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Motlagh 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 UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3414 Golden Road
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Kim Foreman is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave Dr. Foreman an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Foreman include knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Foreman honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Foreman is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 63
  • Charge (avg.): $2,265 - $3,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $168 - $1,027

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3414 Golden Road
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. L. Jones' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Jones's clinical interests: sports health, knee arthroscopy, and fractures (broken bones). He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, PCL Reconstruction, Shoulder ... (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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