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We found 101 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 medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Gaissert's clinical interests encompass esophageal cancer, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and lung cancer. His professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Foundation Medical Partners. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gaissert is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Technical University Munich, Faculty of Medicine and Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Faculty Teaching Award, Dept Of Surg, Brown; and the University. Dr. Gaissert (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French.

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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 works as a chest surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lanuti include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Lanuti is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Lanuti trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Friedman-Lambert Scholar in Academic; Thoracic Surgery; and Boston Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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: 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's medical specialty is general surgery and thoracic surgery. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. Dr. Wright takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Wright has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Foundation Medical Partners, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley 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: 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 works as a chest surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morse include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. Dr. Morse honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Morse offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lowell General Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Nissen fundoplication, laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair

All Interests: Nissen Fundoplication, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Esophagectomy, Lung Problems, Thoracic ... (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' areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in Boston, MA. His areas of clinical interest consist of mitral valve reconstruction, heart valve disease, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Dr. Vlahakes is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Vlahakes completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School.; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. In addition to English, Dr. Vlahakes (or staff) speaks Greek and French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Vlahakes's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. His practice is open to 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 specializes in pediatric surgery. Dr. Masiakos's areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, thyroid surgery, and tumor. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to new 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 is a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon. Dr. Lawlor (or staff) speaks French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, burns, and intensive care. Dr. Lawlor is affiliated with Foundation Medical Partners, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), and Massachusetts General Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lawlor has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha.; Traveling Burn Fellowship. 1996-97.; and Certification In General Surgery, Royal College Of. Dr. Lawlor welcomes 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's specialty is pediatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldstein include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Goldstein is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Goldstein has received distinctions including Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Mass. General Hospital and Surgeon-in-Chief, MassGeneral Hospital for Children. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. 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 Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit St Blake 1570
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ashok Muniappan works as a chest surgeon in Boston, MA and Concord, MA. Dr. Muniappan's areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Muniappan's 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; Wrn 1121
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Ryan's specialty is pediatric surgery. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, intensive care, and neonatal surgery. Dr. Ryan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ryan (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. 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: Tumor, Ulcerative Colitis, Neonatal Surgery, Intensive Care, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cassandra Kelleher practices pediatric surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kelleher include gynecological problems, minimally invasive surgery, and neonatal surgery. Dr. Kelleher's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She is open to new patients. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Kelleher trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Kelleher (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese.

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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, General Surgery, Other
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Doody specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery and practices in Boston, MA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Doody studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Doody trained at The Montreal Children's Hospital, John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doody honors. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Golden Apple For Teaching Excellence; and Biographee, Marquis' whos Who In The East. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. His areas of expertise include ovarian cancer surgery and robotic surgery. Dr. Schorge accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctors; and the University of Michigan Honors Program, 1985-1989.. Dr. Schorge speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Elliot Health System (EHS), Foundation Medical Partners, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Schorge's practice is open to 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 reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Reading, MA. He has a special interest in fibroids, endometriosis, and robotic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Petrozza is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Petrozza attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Petrozza has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Howard Ulfelder Gynecologic Teaching Award; and Us News and World Report Best Physicians - Top 1%. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Petrozza is professionally 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: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Frank Pedlow is a spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and preventive medicine specialist in Boston, MA and Brighton, MA. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. Dr. Pedlow's clinical interests include minimally invasive spine surgery, cervical (neck) spine problems, and image-guided surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pedlow takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Pedlow (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to 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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include biceps tendon pain, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Holovacs's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Holovacs honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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.