We found 80 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Tyler, TX.

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

Dr. Duane Andrews, who practices in Tyler, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is especially interested in vascular surgery procedures and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Andrews highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Andrews takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,322
  • Medicare Cost: $637
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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1100 East Lake Street; Suite 150
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Hugh Babineau practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Tyler, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a graduate of Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital's residency program. In Dr. Babineau's practice, he is particularly interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 88
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,000
  • Medicare Cost: $1,168
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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1100 E. Lake Street; Suite 140
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Richard Willms' areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery; he sees patients in Tyler, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in vascular surgery procedures, laparoscopic surgery, and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Willms is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $600
  • Medicare Cost: $109
Dr. James Andrew Caccitolo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
619 S Fleishel; Suite 207
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Caccitolo is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Caccitolo studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. 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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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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Devinney include reverse total shoulder replacement, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Devinney is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Devinney graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Botsford Hospital for his residency. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 116
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,363 - $2,236
  • Medicare Cost: $168 - $1,008
Dr. Steven Roe Potter, MD
Specializes in Urology, Transplant Surgery
1100 E Lake Street; Suite 160
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Steve Potter is an urology (urinary tract disease) and transplant surgery specialist. 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He 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. 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 graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then Dr. Conflitti performed Dr. Conflitti's residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Conflitti's clinical interests: knee replacement, arthritis, and fracture surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Conflitti is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Conflitti honors 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. Patrick Lee Wupperman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3414 Golden Road
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Wupperman is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Wupperman average 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Wupperman's practice, he is particularly interested in elbow reconstruction, shoulder arthroscopy, and elbow arthroscopy. He is an in-network provider 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 and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Wupperman has received the following distinctions: 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, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Elbow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 196
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,483 - $3,357
  • Medicare Cost: $165 - $1,010
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. Dr. Harrison's areas of clinical interest consist of colorectal surgery procedures and vascular surgery procedures. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He 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. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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 professional recognition including the following: 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
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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3414 Golden Road; Garden Level
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Michael Russell sees patients in Tyler, TX. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Russell has a special interest in spine surgery procedures. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Russell is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Spine Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,931 - $5,490
  • Medicare Cost: $440 - $1,011
Dr. James Robert Harris, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3414 Golden Road
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Harris' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Harris include knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Harris attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harris honors.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,336 - $2,900
  • Medicare Cost: $168 - $390
Dr. James Douglas Saar, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3200 Troup Highway; Suite 240
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Saar is a plastic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saar include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Saar is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Saar has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Kim Alan Foreman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3414 Golden Road
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Kim Foreman's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In Dr. Foreman's practice, Dr. Foreman is particularly interested in knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. Dr. Foreman studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For Dr. Foreman's residency, Dr. Foreman trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Patients gave Dr. Foreman an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Foreman accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,265 - $3,400
  • Medicare Cost: $168 - $1,027
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3414 Golden Road
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. L. Jones is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Jones attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health, knee arthroscopy, and fractures (broken bones). He accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Total Knee ... (Read more)

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 in Tyler, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. His clinical interests include heart surgery, colon problems, and vascular disease. Dr. Kerns has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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
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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3414 Golden Road; Garden Level
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Todd Raabe's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Tyler, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raabe include scoliosis and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Raabe's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center.

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Clinical Interests: Scoliosis, Spine Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,962 - $2,100
  • Medicare Cost: $447 - $537

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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.