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 is a Tyler, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He 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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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Devinney average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Devinney's areas of expertise include reverse total shoulder replacement, hip arthroscopy, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He 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.

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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. 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. Joseph Conflitti sees patients in Tyler, TX and Sulphur Springs, TX. Dr. Conflitti's clinical interests include knee replacement, arthritis, and fracture surgery. Dr. Conflitti's patients gave Dr. Conflitti an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Conflitti is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Dr. Conflitti performed 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. Steven Roe Potter, MD
Specializes in Urology, Transplant Surgery
1100 E Lake Street; Suite 160
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Steven Potter specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and transplant surgery and practices in Tyler, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with ETMC First Physicians. Dr. Potter takes 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 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.

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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's specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Motlagh include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Motlagh is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Tyler, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures and vascular surgery procedures. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harrison 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. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Dr. Harrison performed his residency 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 specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Tyler, TX. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart surgery, colon problems, and vascular disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kerns honors. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency.

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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. Tyrone Joseph Miller, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Tyrone Miller is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist in Tyler, TX. Dr. Miller attended medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Miller trained at Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include stent placement (stenting), angioplasty, and endovenous ablation. 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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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. James Morris Muse, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
910 East Houston; Suite 600
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. James Muse is a Tyler, TX physician who specializes in general gynecology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Muse's practice, he is particularly interested in pelvic surgery. 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 Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Muse attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. David Michael Dick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
619 S Fleishel Avenue; Suite 101
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. David Dick is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Tyler, TX and Palestine, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dick at an average of 3.5 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 graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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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. Nancy Susan Lieb, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
910 E Houston; Suite 600
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Lieb is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. She works in Tyler, TX. In her practice, Dr. Lieb focuses on gynecological problems and robotic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Lieb average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lieb accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Carney is in-network 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 Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency 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's specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, gynecologic surgery, and robotic surgery. Dr. Luzietti is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then he 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. 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 specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Flanagan's areas of expertise include hysteroscopy, laparoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is in-network for 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: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Specializes in General Surgery
1020 E Lake Street
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Margarita De La Garza-Grahm is a specialist in general surgery. Dr. De La Garza-Grahm accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. She attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guerrero. She trained at Maricopa Medical Center for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Amanda Lynn Harris, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1000 S. Beckham
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Amanda Harris is an obstetrician and gynecologist. Patients rated Dr. Harris highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include robotic surgery and urogynecological problems. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. She attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Scott and White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urogynecological 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.
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