We found 44 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Medicare near Dedham, MA.

Dr. Peter Theodore Masiakos, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
6 South; 2000 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Peter Masiakos' specialty is pediatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masiakos include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid surgery, and tumor. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Masiakos takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Masiakos is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. 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. Miguel Emilio Haime, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1400 Vfw Parkway
West Roxbury, MA
 

Dr. Miguel Haime, who practices in Boston, MA and West Roxbury, MA, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Haime speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in minimally invasive valve surgery and aorta surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Medical Center (BMC), VA Boston Healthcare System, and Tufts Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Haime include: Board Certified Colombian Society Cardiac and Surgery. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive valve surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Aorta Surgery

Specializes in Other, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
1153 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Cua is a chest surgeon and intensivist. Dr. Cua is affiliated with Faulkner Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. He has received distinctions including Fellow, American College of Surgeons; Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons; and Phi Beta Kappa.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $4,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $859
Dr. Andrew Whyte Chapman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
One Lyons Street
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. Andrew Chapman works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Chapman's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in knee problems and shoulder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Faulkner Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chapman takes. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Chapman attended Boston University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Patient's Choice Award. Dr. Chapman offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

Thomas Gill, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
40 Allied Drive
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Gill is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Gill focuses on knee problems and shoulder problems. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gill is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gill is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Gill completed residency programs at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gill include: American Orthopedic Association Travel Award; Maurice E. Mueller Scholar; and Aircast Award, American Orthopedic Society For. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Gill's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 112
  • Charge (avg.): $2,248 - $6,088
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $86 - $1,152
Dr. Kai Mithoefer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
291 Independence Drive
Chestnut Hill, MA
 

Dr. Kai Mithoefer's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Mithoefer (or staff) is conversant in German. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Mithoefer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. After attending the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mithoefer honors. Dr. Mithoefer has received the following distinctions: Aircast Award for Clinical Science, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM); HVMA Clinical Innovation Award; and Patient's Choice Award. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Beth Green, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Jennifer Green is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Her clinical interests include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Her professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton, Mount Auburn Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Green is an in-network provider for Cigna, Aetna, Medicare, and more. She has a closed panel. She attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Green has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha ..

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand Problems, Trauma

Dr. Cynthia E Johnson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
291 Independence Drive
Chestnut Hill, MA
 

Dr. Cynthia Johnson works as a general OB/GYN in Chestnut Hill, MA, Boston, MA, and West Roxbury, MA. She is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. Dr. Johnson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She trained at Boston Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Johnson has received professional recognition including the following: Member American College Of Obstetrics And Gynecology. Dr. Johnson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Operative Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Louis G Jenis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
159 Wells Avenue
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Louis Jenis is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include lumbar stenosis, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Jenis's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Jenis graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Jenis trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jenis include: North American Spine Society Clinical; Traveling Fellowship, .; and AOA JOA Traveling Fellowship. Dr. Jenis (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Nashoba Valley Medical Center, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Lumbar Stenosis, Lumbar Spine Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Payal P Srinivasa, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
230 Worcester Street; Dept. Obgyn, 3rd Floor
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Payal Srinivasa sees patients in Wellesley Hills, MA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Srinivasa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. These areas are among Dr. Srinivasa's clinical interests: contraception (birth control), hysteroscopy, and counseling services. She is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Srinivasa attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Srinivasa trained at Boston Medical Center. She honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Srinivasa has received professional recognition including the following: Special Resident in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Counseling ... (Read more)

Paul Schwerdt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
825 Washington Street; Suite 290
Norwood, MA
 

Dr. Paul Schwerdt is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Norwood, MA. He is professionally affiliated with Norwood Hospital. He studied medicine at the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. Dr. Schwerdt takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwerdt has received professional recognition including the following: Cardiology Fellow Award. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $1,536 - $1,658
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $500 - $540
Dr. Glen Ross, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
40 Allied Drive
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. Glen Ross' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ross include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient ratings for Dr. Ross average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Ross attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Ross has received professional recognition including the following: New England Baptist Outstanding Teaching Award; Neer Award Nominee; and US Navy Commendation Medal. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ross is affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $4,200 - $5,688
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $182 - $1,139
Dr. Fulton Christopher Kornack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
One Lyons Street
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. Fulton Kornack is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Jamaica Plain, MA, Boston, MA, and Dedham, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Kornack include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Kornack's hospital/clinic affiliations include Dedham Medical Associates (DMA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Kornack is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kornack accepts. Dr. Kornack has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruno J West, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
One Lyons Street
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. Bruno West practices diagnostic radiology. Dr. West's areas of clinical interest consist of women's imaging and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for his residency. Dr. West is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, MRI, Women's Imaging, Musculoskeletal Problems

Dr. Bruce S Schneider, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
291 Independence Drive
Chestnut Hill, MA
 

Dr. Bruce Schneider is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schneider takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Schneider offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Essure, Endometrial Ablation, Minimally Invasive Procedures

Dr. Paul P Weitzel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
40 Allied Drive; Suite 102
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. Paul Weitzel is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Weitzel's clinical interests encompass knee problems and shoulder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weitzel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. He has received the following distinctions: Samuel H. Wolcott Scholar Athlete, Roxbury Latin.; Magna Cum Laude.; and Timothy Dwight College Gerald R. Ford Scholar. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $3,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $560

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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.
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