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We found 103 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Neighborhood Health Plan PBO near Boston, MA.

Dr. Henning Arthur Gaissert, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Blk 1570
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Henning Gaissert is a physician who specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gaissert include esophageal cancer, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and lung cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gaissert accepts. Dr. Gaissert attended Technical University Munich, Faculty of Medicine and Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Gaissert has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Faculty Teaching Award, Dept Of Surg, Brown; and the University. Dr. Gaissert (or staff) is conversant in German and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Foundation Medical Partners. Dr. Gaissert is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Surgical Procedures, Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Thymoma, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $576 - $5,325
  • Medicare Cost: $168 - $1,362
Dr. Michael Lanuti, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Blk 1570 Thoracic Surgery Department
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Michael Lanuti is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Lanuti is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Lanuti's medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has received professional recognition including the following: Friedman-Lambert Scholar in Academic; Thoracic Surgery; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Lanuti is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Cameron Dorrans Wright, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Blk 1570c
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Cameron Wright is a general surgeon and chest surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wright include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Wright graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Wright is professionally affiliated with Foundation Medical Partners, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Endarterectomy, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Thoracic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street, Transplant Center; Division of Thoracic Surgery
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Morse's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Morse's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Lowell General Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Morse obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morse takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair

All Interests: Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Esophagectomy, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,304
  • Medicare Cost: $906
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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Critical Care
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Gus Vlahakes practices cardiac surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Boston, MA. Dr. Vlahakes (or staff) speaks Greek and French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His clinical interests include mitral valve reconstruction, heart valve disease, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Dr. Vlahakes is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Vlahakes is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School.; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Endarterectomy, Heart Valve Disease, Mitral Valve Reconstruction, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Lung ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,097
  • Medicare Cost: $1,115
Dr. Peter Theodore Masiakos, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Warren 1157
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Masiakos, who practices in Boston, MA and Newton, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid surgery, and tumor. Dr. Masiakos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Masiakos completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Masiakos include: Boston Super Doctors; American Board of Surgery Certification; and College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Masiakos (or staff) speaks Greek. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Preventive Care, Esophagus Problems, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. David Lawlor, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
55 Fruit St Warren Ii
Boston, MA
 

Dr. David Lawlor's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. He is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, burns, and intensive care. Dr. Lawlor is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Alpha Omega Alpha.; Traveling Burn Fellowship. 1996-97.; and Certification In General Surgery, Royal College Of. Dr. Lawlor (or staff) speaks French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Foundation Medical Partners, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lawlor's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Burns, Intensive Care, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Disorders

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Wrn 11
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Allan Goldstein works as a pediatric surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Goldstein speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goldstein include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and laparoscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Goldstein attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Goldstein takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Mass. General Hospital and Surgeon-in-Chief, MassGeneral Hospital for Children. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Warren 11
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Cassandra Kelleher is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery. Dr. Kelleher (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. Her areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, minimally invasive surgery, and neonatal surgery. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kelleher completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Esophagus Problems, Weight Loss Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Wrn 1121
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Ryan's specialty is pediatric surgery. Dr. Ryan (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Ryan include minimally invasive surgery, intensive care, and neonatal surgery. Dr. Ryan's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ryan trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ryan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Tumor, Ulcerative Colitis, Neonatal Surgery, Intensive Care, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit St Blake 1570
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ashok Muniappan is a chest surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). His professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Muniappan is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Muniappan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Lung Transplant, Acid Reflux, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Other
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Doody works as a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon in Boston, MA. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He trained at The Montreal Children's Hospital, John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Doody's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Golden Apple For Teaching Excellence; and Biographee, Marquis' whos Who In The East. Dr. Doody's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Doody's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Gastrointestinal Problems, Intensive Care, Extracorporeal Membrane ... (Read more)

Dr. John Orland Schorge, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
55 Fruit St. - Yawkey Center - 9e
Boston, MA
 

Dr. John Schorge's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. His areas of expertise consist of ovarian cancer surgery and robotic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schorge takes. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctors; and the University of Michigan Honors Program, 1985-1989.. Dr. Schorge is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Elliot Health System (EHS), Foundation Medical Partners, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Schorge welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ovarian Cancer Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,441
  • Medicare Cost: $997
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Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
55 Fruit St. Yaw 10-a
Boston, MA
 

Dr. John Petrozza is a physician who specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Patient reviews placed Dr. Petrozza at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in male infertility, female infertility, and fibroids. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Petrozza obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Howard Ulfelder Gynecologic Teaching Award; and Us News and World Report Best Physicians - Top 1%. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Petrozza is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and NSMC Salem Hospital (Salem, MA). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Female Infertility, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Male Infertility, Robotic ... (Read more)

Frank Pedlow, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
30 Lancaster Street; 2nd Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Frank Pedlow is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive spine surgery, cervical (neck) spine problems, and image-guided surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Pedlow a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. Dr. Pedlow (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Greek, and French. Dr. Pedlow is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Herniated Disc, Lumbar Spine Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Image-Guided Surgery, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Albert Freiberg, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Suite 3
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Andrew Freiberg specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Boston, MA. The average patient rating for Dr. Freiberg is 1.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, total hip replacement, and hip revision. Dr. Freiberg is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Freiberg accepts. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroplasty, Total Hip Replacement, Hip Revision, Partial Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

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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.