We found 28 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic HMO 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 specializes in interventional cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He takes 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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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include reverse total shoulder replacement, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Devinney average 5.0 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. His 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. He is professionally 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 is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Tyler, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of stent placement (stenting), angioplasty, and endovenous ablation. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Miller completed his residency training at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center.

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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's area of specialization is transplant surgery. He is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. Dr. Potter studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Potter has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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.

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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 works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon in Tyler, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Motlagh include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 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. Motlagh honors. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Motlagh's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Conflitti a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Conflitti include knee replacement, arthritis, and fracture surgery. Dr. Conflitti is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. Dr. Conflitti is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Conflitti's education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

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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 is an adult cardiology and interventional cardiology specialist in Pittsburg, TX, Tyler, TX, and Henderson, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Carney accepts 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 the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Carney attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Carney is professionally affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System.

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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 practices general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery in Tyler, TX. His clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures and vascular surgery procedures. Dr. Harrison is professionally affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Harrison completed residency programs at Cleveland Clinic, a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Harrison is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,860
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $606
Dr. Alireza Behboudi, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 S. Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Alireza Behboudi's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sports health, arthritis, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Behboudi 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 is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Behboudi is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians.

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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 sees patients in Tyler, TX. His medical specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. He has a special interest in high risk pregnancy, gynecologic surgery, and robotic surgery. Dr. Luzietti's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 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. Luzietti accepts. He attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for residency. He is professionally affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare 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' specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Tyler, TX. Dr. Kerns trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for his residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart surgery, colon problems, and vascular disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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 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 works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Tyler, TX. She is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Lieb's clinical interests include gynecological problems and robotic surgery. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Lieb is professionally affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System.

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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 practices general surgery. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. She graduated from Autonomous University of Guerrero. Dr. De La Garza-Grahm trained at Maricopa Medical Center for residency. Dr. De La Garza-Grahm is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. James Muse practices general gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Muse include pelvic surgery. Dr. Muse is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System. Dr. Muse honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for residency. 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
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. His areas of expertise include the following: replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), sports health, and musculoskeletal (orthopedic) trauma. He is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. Mr. Johnson 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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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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Dick attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Dick takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System.

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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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