We found 8 trauma surgeons who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Tyler, TX.

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Dr. Stephen Carl Gale, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery
1020 E. Idel
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Gale is a medical specialist in trauma surgery. Dr. Gale is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona.

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Dr. Jason S Murry, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery
1020 E. Idel
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Jason Murry works as a trauma surgeon in Tyler, TX and Dallas, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murry accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Murry is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
910 E Houston Street; Suite 530
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. John Norris' specialties are trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Norris studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Dr. Jurek Francisco Kocik, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery
1020 E. Idel
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Jurek Kocik is a trauma surgery specialist. He 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. He is professionally affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1020 E Lake Street; Suite B
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Thomas McGovern's medical specialty is trauma surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. McGovern takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice. He is professionally affiliated with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Regional Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
910 E Houston Street; Suite 530
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Robert Ellis is a medical specialist in trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Ellis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Trauma Surgery
910 E Houston Street; Suite 530
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Melissa Cloonan specializes in trauma surgery and practices in Tyler, TX. She graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Cloonan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Trauma Surgery
910 E Houston Street; Suite 530
Tyler, TX
 

Dr. Luis Fernandez is a medical specialist in trauma surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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What is Trauma Surgery?

Accidents and injuries are the leading cause of death in the United States for patients under 40. When injuries are severe enough to require emergency surgery, patients may be treated by a trauma surgeon, a doctor who specializes in providing surgical help to save critically injured patients.

Due to the nature of their work, trauma surgeons are most often located in emergency departments of hospitals. The specialty is closely related to emergency medicine and acute care surgery, but trauma surgery specifically focuses on surgical care needed to repair sudden and unexpected physical injuries.

Some examples of the kinds of injuries and procedures that a trauma surgeon might see include:
  • Blunt trauma, such as a car accident or fall
  • Penetrating trauma, such as a gunshot, stab wound, or deep cut
  • Crushing trauma, such as some work or machinery accidents
  • Severe burns
  • Tracheostomy, an emergency surgery to open a blocked airway

Trauma surgeons work with patients of all ages, from babies to senior citizens, that arrive in the emergency room. They do the critical work of resuscitating and stabilizing patients who may be near death. They are able to make quick decisions about what care is needed and the best way to provide it. By providing urgent expertise and surgery in an emergency, they save lives.
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