We found 46 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 is a pediatric surgeon in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masiakos include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid surgery, and tumor. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Masiakos attended Boston University School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Alumnus Member; and Awad for excellence in Surgical Critical Care Boston University Surgical Residency Program. Dr. Masiakos (or staff) speaks Greek. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Masiakos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes 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. Miguel Emilio Haime, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1400 Vfw Parkway
West Roxbury, MA
 

Dr. Miguel Haime is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Boston, MA and West Roxbury, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive valve surgery and aorta surgery. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Haime has received the following distinction: Board Certified Colombian Society Cardiac Surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Haime is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC) and VA Boston Healthcare System. 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 specialist in thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Jamaica Plain, MA. Dr. Cua is affiliated with MetroWest Medical Center and Faulkner Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He honors several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid. He has received distinctions including Delegate, Mass Medical Society; President, Specialty Care, LLC; and Fellow, American College of Surgeons. He is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Braintree, MA, Boston, MA, and Wellesley Hills, MA. Dr. Chapman has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Chapman focuses on knee problems and shoulder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atrius Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Faulkner Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chapman has an open panel. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Patient's Choice Award; Compassionate Doctor Award; and Compassionate Doctor Award Compassionate Doctor Award. He 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Brighton, MA and Dedham, MA. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Gill's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems and shoulder problems. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Gill has received include Excellence in Research Award; Hughston Award; and Herodicus Society (Honor Society for leading Sports Medicine Physicians) Best of Boston. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Gill is affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes 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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Chestnut Hill, MA, West Roxbury, MA, and Wellesley Hills, MA. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Düsseldorf Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mithoefer's residency was performed at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Mithoefer has received include Aircast Award for Clinical Science, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM); HVMA Clinical Innovation Award; and Patient's Choice Award. In addition to English, Dr. Mithoefer (or staff) speaks German. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Atrius Health, and Faulkner Hospital. He 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 specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In her practice, she is particularly interested in hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Green is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton, Mount Auburn Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Green accepts. She has a closed panel. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Green completed her residency training at Tufts Medical Center. She has received the distinction of 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 Gynecology
291 Independence Drive
Chestnut Hill, MA
 

Dr. Cynthia Johnson is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Johnson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Member American College Of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Johnson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and German. She is affiliated with Atrius Health and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Operative Hysteroscopy

Dr. Fulton Christopher Kornack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
One Lyons Street
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. Fulton Kornack is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Kornack's areas of expertise include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Dedham Medical Associates (DMA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kornack accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Louis Jenis practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jenis's areas of expertise include lumbar stenosis, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Jenis attended Boston University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jenis include: North American Spine Society Clinical Traveling Fellowship and AOA JOA Traveling Fellowship OREF basic science grant. Dr. Jenis (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

Charles Day, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
148 Chestnut Street
Needham, MA
 

Dr. Charles Day is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Day is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton. He is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Day welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Day trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Day (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $1,651
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $469
Dr. Rita Marie Sadowski, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
200 Boylston Street; Suite 315
Chestnut Hill, MA
 

Dr. Rita Sadowski practices plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. Dr. Sadowski has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Newton-Wellesley Hospital, MetroWest Medical Center, and Milford Regional Medical Center. She accepts TRICARE, Tufts Health Plan, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sadowski is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Sadowski speaks Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Michael Bluman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1153 Centre Street; Suite 56
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. Eric Bluman works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist in Boston, MA and Jamaica Plain, MA. Dr. Bluman is especially interested in foot problems and ankle problems. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Faulkner Hospital. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Bluman completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bluman include: AAOS Achievement Award; 2002-Haffenreffer Fellow in Medical Sciences in the Orthopaedics Program, Brown University; and 1998-Dr. Loius Sklarow Award, University at Buffalo School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Soft Tissue Reconstruction, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Suzanne L Miller, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
40 Allied Drive; Suite 102
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. Suzanne Miller is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In Dr. Miller's practice, she is particularly interested in knee problems and shoulder problems. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Cigna, Aetna, Medicare, and more. Dr. Miller attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Oref Resident Research Award 2nd Place; McGraw Hill Award For Outstanding Fitness Education; and NIH Summer Research Fellowship Award. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She 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: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $2,217 - $5,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $264 - $1,132
Dr. Lars Carver Richardson, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
10 Revere Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. Lars Richardson is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Brookline, MA, Boston, MA, and Jamaica Plain, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Richardson include arthroscopic surgery, ACL reconstruction, and shoulder injury. Dr. Richardson is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. Dr. Richardson is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paul Schwerdt practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Schwerdt is a graduate of the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. He has received the distinction of Cardiology Fellow Award.

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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

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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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