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We found 31 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic HMO near Tyler, TX.

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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 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 studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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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 is an orthopedist. His areas of expertise include the following: reverse total shoulder replacement, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. Dr. Devinney 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. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Devinney accepts.

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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. James Blake Harrison, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. J. Harrison is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Tyler, TX. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic, a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Harrison's clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures and vascular surgery procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Harrison is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Harrison 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
Dr. Joseph Michael Conflitti, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1000 S. Beckham Avenue
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Conflitti is a trauma surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Conflitti is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Conflitti has indicated that Dr. Conflitti's clinical interests include knee replacement, arthritis, and fracture surgery. Dr. Conflitti is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. Dr. Conflitti takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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. Steven Roe Potter, MD
Specializes in Urology, Transplant Surgery
1100 E Lake Street; Suite 160
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Steve Potter works as an urologist and transplant surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Potter is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Potter 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. 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. 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. David Brent Kerns, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. D. Kerns is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Kerns's clinical interests: heart surgery, vascular disease, and vascular surgery procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Disease, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Rectal Surgery, Colon Problems, Heart Surgery

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' specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Robbins takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine 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 Tyler, TX physician who specializes in plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Motlagh include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Motlagh accepts. Dr. Motlagh attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for his residency.

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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 specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. 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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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 works as a general surgeon in Tyler, TX. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Atlanta Medical Center.

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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 practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Tyler, TX, Fairfield, TX, and Palestine, TX. Dr. Dick's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His 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 Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Clinical Interests: Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,274 - $2,195
  • Medicare Cost: $499 - $850
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 and practices in Tyler, TX and Henderson, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carney 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. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,274
  • Medicare Cost: $497
Dr. Raul Alexis Torres-Heisecke, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Raul Torres-Heisecke sees patients in Tyler, TX and Dallas, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Torres-Heisecke attended medical school at National University of Asunción Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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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. After attending Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include stent placement (stenting), angioplasty, and endovenous ablation. Dr. Miller honors 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

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
115 W Fifth Street
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Alexandre Petrakian works as a cardiologist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 54
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,523 - $3,030
  • Medicare Cost: $435 - $842
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
115 W. Fifth
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Hector Ceccoli practices adult cardiology. Dr. Ceccoli is a graduate of National University of the Littoral School of Medical Sciences. 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,751
  • Medicare Cost: $497

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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.