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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 general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Gaissert (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and lung cancer. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Foundation Medical Partners. Dr. Gaissert attended medical school at Technical University Munich, Faculty of Medicine and Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Faculty Teaching Award, Dept Of Surg, Brown; and the University. 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 specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Lanuti include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Lanuti is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Lanuti has received professional recognition including the following: Friedman-Lambert Scholar in Academic; Thoracic Surgery; and Boston Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a general surgeon and chest surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wright honors. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Wright has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Foundation Medical Partners, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is accepting 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 specialty is thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Morse include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morse takes. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Morse offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Lowell General Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Esophagectomy, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Boston, MA. Dr. Vlahakes is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vlahakes include mitral valve reconstruction, heart valve disease, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School.; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Vlahakes (or staff) speaks Greek and French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. He welcomes 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery. Dr. Masiakos's areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, thyroid surgery, and tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Masiakos has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; American Board of Surgery Certification; and College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition to English, 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 specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He attended Dartmouth Medical School and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, burns, and intensive care. Dr. Lawlor takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lawlor has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha.; Traveling Burn Fellowship. 1996-97.; and Certification In General Surgery, Royal College Of. Dr. Lawlor (or staff) is conversant in French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Foundation Medical Partners, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 Boston, MA. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and laparoscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Goldstein attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Goldstein's distinctions include: Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Mass. General Hospital and Surgeon-in-Chief, MassGeneral Hospital for Children. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to 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 Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit St Blake 1570
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ashok Muniappan is a thoracic surgery specialist in Boston, MA and Concord, MA. Dr. Muniappan's areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
55 Fruit Street; Warren 11
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Cassandra Kelleher works as a pediatric surgeon. Dr. Kelleher has a special interest in gynecological problems, minimally invasive surgery, and neonatal surgery. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kelleher's residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Kelleher (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Kelleher's 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 works as a pediatric surgeon in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. In addition to English, Dr. Ryan (or staff) speaks 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. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Ryan obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Daniel Doody practices pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Doody's areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Doody completed residency programs at The Montreal Children's Hospital, John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Golden Apple For Teaching Excellence; and Biographee, Marquis' whos Who In The East. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 specialty is gynecologic oncology. His clinical interests include ovarian cancer surgery and robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include Elliot Health System (EHS), Foundation Medical Partners, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Schorge accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Schorge has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctors; and the University of Michigan Honors Program, 1985-1989.. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He is especially interested in male infertility, female infertility, and fibroids. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Petrozza honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Howard Ulfelder Gynecologic Teaching Award; and Us News and World Report Best Physicians - Top 1%. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Petrozza is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and NSMC Salem Hospital (Salem, MA). He welcomes 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, Preventive Medicine
30 Lancaster Street; 2nd Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Frank Pedlow is a specialist in spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and preventive medicine. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. Clinical interests for Dr. Pedlow include minimally invasive spine surgery, cervical (neck) spine problems, and image-guided surgery. Dr. Pedlow's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pedlow accepts. Dr. Pedlow (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Pedlow 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. Thomas Francis Holovacs, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
55 Fruit Street; Suite 3g
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Holovacs' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include biceps tendon pain, frozen shoulder, and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Holovacs's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Holovacs's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Prosthetics, Adhesive Capsulitis, Rotator Cuff Reconstruction, Shoulder Reconstruction, Biceps ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 98
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,715 - $5,875
  • Medicare Cost: $182 - $1,148

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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.