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We found 32 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's specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Tyler, TX. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Caccitolo accepts 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

  • 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Devinney include reverse total shoulder replacement, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. Dr. Devinney 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. 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. 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, Elbow Arthroscopy, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 116
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,363 - $2,236
  • Medicare Cost: $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 medical specialty is trauma surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Conflitti average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Conflitti's areas of expertise include the following: knee replacement, arthritis, and fracture surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Conflitti accepts. 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 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. James Blake Harrison, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. J. Harrison is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon in Tyler, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Harrison a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic, a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinction: 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
Dr. Steven Roe Potter, MD
Specializes in Urology, Transplant Surgery
1100 E Lake Street; Suite 160
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Steve Potter is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and transplant surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Potter 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. 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 professionally 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. David Brent Kerns, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. D. Kerns, who practices in Tyler, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart surgery, colon problems, and vascular disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Kerns average 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.

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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
Dr. Mark Richard Robbins, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1028 E. Idel Street; Suite B
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Mark Robbins practices general surgery and vascular surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Robbins takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,166
  • Medicare Cost: $682
Dr. James Rastegar Motlagh, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
700 Olympic Plaza; Suite 420
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Motlagh is a specialist in plastic surgery. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Motlagh's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 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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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
115 West Fifth Street
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Richard Lowry is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Lowry takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,750
  • Medicare Cost: $499
Dr. David L Young, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
700 Olympic Plaza; Suite 100
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. David Young is a general surgery specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Young accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,860
  • Medicare Cost: $604
Dr. David Michael Dick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
619 S Fleishel Avenue; Suite 101
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. David Dick sees patients in Tyler, TX, Fairfield, TX, and Palestine, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dick at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Dick trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,274 - $2,195
  • Medicare Cost: $499 - $850
Dr. Raul Alexis Torres-Heisecke, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Raul Torres-Heisecke's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Tyler, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Torres-Heisecke accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Torres-Heisecke attended National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,274 - $2,195
  • Medicare Cost: $491 - $854
Dr. Tyrone Joseph Miller, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Tyrone Miller works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Tyler, TX. He is especially interested in stent placement (stenting), angioplasty, and endovenous ablation. 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. Miller's education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular aortic repair, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Endovascular Aortic Repair, Da Vinci Surgery, Stent Placement, Endovenous Ablation, Angiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert John Carney, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
619 S Fleishel
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Robert Carney's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Tyler, TX and Henderson, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Carney is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,274
  • Medicare Cost: $497
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
115 W Fifth Street
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Alexandre Petrakian's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty 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

  • Medicare Volume: 54
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,523 - $3,030
  • Medicare Cost: $435 - $842
Dr. Roy Alan McClintock, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1100 East Lake Street; Suite 260
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Roy McClintock specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Tyler, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. McClintock attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include gynecological problems, ultrasound (sonogram), and robotic surgery. Patients gave Dr. McClintock an average rating of 2.5 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.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Ultrasound, Gynecological Problems, Robotic Surgery

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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.