We found 28 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic HMO near Tyler, TX.

Dr. James Andrew Caccitolo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
619 S Fleishel; Suite 207
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Caccitolo sees patients in Tyler, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Caccitolo is a graduate of 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, who practices in Tyler, TX and Sulphur Springs, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Devinney include reverse total shoulder replacement, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. Dr. Devinney's education and training includes medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Botsford Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Devinney is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Devinney 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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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 is an urologist and transplant surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Potter average 5.0 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. Potter accepts. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He 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. Joseph Michael Conflitti, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 S. Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Conflitti practices trauma surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Tyler, TX and Sulphur Springs, TX. In Dr. Conflitti's practice, Dr. Conflitti is particularly interested in knee replacement, arthritis, and fracture surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Conflitti a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Conflitti is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing Dr. Conflitti's residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Conflitti attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. 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. James Rastegar Motlagh, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
700 Olympic Plaza; Suite 420
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Motlagh's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Motlagh graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Clinical interests for Dr. Motlagh include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Motlagh has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors 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. 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 clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures and vascular surgery procedures. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. Harrison graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed 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 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 practices general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: heart surgery, colon problems, and vascular disease. Patients gave Dr. Kerns an average rating of 3.5 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. Kerns takes. Dr. Kerns attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete 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

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's specialty is general gynecology. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. In Dr. Muse's practice, he is particularly interested in pelvic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of 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 is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hysteroscopy, laparoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Flanagan's residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Flanagan honors 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: , 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 practices obstetrics and gynecology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gynecological problems and robotic surgery. Dr. Lieb honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lieb obtained her medical school training at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed her residency 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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. 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. Dr. Carney attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Carney completed a residency program 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. Nicholas Paul Luzietti, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Luzietti is an obstetrician and gynecologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Luzietti average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Luzietti's clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy, gynecologic surgery, and robotic surgery. 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. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dick honors 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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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 medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Harris highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Harris include robotic surgery and urogynecological problems. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Harris completed a residency program 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Tyler, TX. In Dr. McClintock's practice, he is particularly interested in gynecological problems, ultrasound (sonogram), and robotic surgery. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McClintock trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. On average, patients gave Dr. McClintock a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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: , 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's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include stent placement (stenting), angioplasty, and endovenous ablation. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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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