Dr. Ankur Bhakta, DO

General Surgery •  Male • Age 37
Dr. Bhakta
Accepting new patients

ETMC First Physicians, Tyler, TX

1020 E Idel St Tyler, TX 75701

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(903) 535-2902

Dr. Ankur Bhakta, DO is a General Surgery Specialist in Tyler, TX. He is affiliated with UT Health Tyler. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bhakta to book an appointment.

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Dr. Bhakta accepts the following insurance:

Aetna PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare Advantage PPO
Teacher Retirement System
Superior Health Plan
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Beech Street (Multiplan) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Medicare Blue PPO
Medicare HMO
State Employees Program
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Cigna-HealthSpring HMO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Coastal Comp Health Network (CCHN)
Commercial Insurance Company
Worker's Compensation WC
Federal Employee Program (FEP)
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
Medicare Advantage
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid HMO
Mutual of Omaha
Priority Health
RockPort Health Care
Superior HealthPlan
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) HMO
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Perinatal Care
Children's Medicaid
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) RSA
CHIP Perinatal Care
Medicare Advantage - Advantage HMO-SNP
STAR (State of Texas Access Reform) Health
STAR (State of Texas Access Reform) Medicaid
STAR (State of Texas Access Reform) Plus Medicaid
STAR Health (Foster Care) - Medicaid
State of Texas Access Reform (STAR) - Medicaid
State of Texas Access Reform (STAR)+PLUS - Medicaid
Texas Children's Health Plan
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Medicaid - STAR
TriCare for Life
Medicaid HMO
United Healthcare PPO
USA Managed Care Organization
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Dr. Bhakta's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Rib Fracture
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bhakta treats Rib Fracture more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Bhakta treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Traumatic Brain Injury

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bhakta treats Traumatic Brain Injury more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Bhakta treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

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  • Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Wound Repair

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bhakta performs Wound Repair more than 35% of his peers

Dr. Bhakta performs this procedure more than 35% of his peers

Dr. Bhakta's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Wound Repair

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Wonderful, thorough, and respectful. He takes the time to explain things and ensure you comprehend the entire procedure and recovery process. He is cautious and determined, with a genuine care for his patients and their concerns. I was utterly impressed with his demeanor and skill.
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About Me


Dr. Bhakta is a fellowship-trained Critical Care Surgeon with UT Health East Texas Physicians. 


  • General Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery


University Of Oklahoma
Undergraduate School

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ETMC First Physicians, Tyler, TX

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    • Mon: 7:30am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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UT Health Tyler

Tyler, TX

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average