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We found 26 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Medicare near Norwood, MA.

Dr. Miguel Emilio Haime, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1400 Vfw Parkway
West Roxbury, MA
 

Dr. Miguel Haime is a chest surgeon in Boston, MA and West Roxbury, MA. He has a special interest in minimally invasive valve surgery and aorta surgery. Dr. Haime is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. For his professional training, Dr. Haime completed a residency program at Texas Heart Institute. His distinctions include: Board Certified Colombian Society Cardiac and Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Haime speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Medical Center (BMC), VA Boston Healthcare System, and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Haime has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive valve surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Aorta Surgery

Dr. Andrew Whyte Chapman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1177 Providence Highway
Norwood, MA
 

Dr. Andrew Chapman's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Chapman is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Chapman include knee problems and shoulder problems. Dr. Chapman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Faulkner Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Chapman obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He has received the distinction of 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

Dr. Thomas Gill, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Preventive Medicine, Sports Medicine
40 Alled Drive; Suite 110
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Gill sees patients in Brighton, MA and Dedham, MA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and preventive medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Gill's clinical interests encompass knee problems and shoulder problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: American Orthopedic Association Travel Award; Maurice E. Mueller Scholar; and Aircast Award, American Orthopedic Society For. Dr. Gill offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 112
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,248 - $6,088
  • Medicare Cost: $86 - $1,152
Dr. Paul Schwerdt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other, Preventive Medicine
825 Washington Street; Suite 290
Norwood, MA
 

Dr. Paul Schwerdt's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and preventive medicine. He practices in Norwood, MA. He is affiliated with Norwood Hospital. Dr. Schwerdt is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. Dr. Schwerdt has received the following distinction: Cardiology Fellow Award.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,536 - $1,658
  • Medicare Cost: $500 - $540
Dr. Sean E Rockett, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
40 Allied Drive
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. Sean Rockett is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Rockett attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tufts Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Rockett has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors and Board Certified Abos. Dr. Rockett (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Rockett's hospital/clinic affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,521 - $9,800
  • Medicare Cost: $274 - $1,139
Dr. Fulton Christopher Kornack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1 Lyons Street
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. Fulton Kornack is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Jamaica Plain, MA, Boston, MA, and Dedham, MA. Dr. Kornack's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Dedham Medical Associates (DMA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kornack has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard. He has an open panel.

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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. Alan S Curtis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
40 Allied Drive; Suite 102
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. Alan Curtis practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Chestnut Hill, MA, Dedham, MA, and Waltham, MA. Dr. Curtis has indicated that his clinical interests include shoulder problems. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Curtis average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; boston magazine top doctor award 2011,2012,2013(2013); and Medical School Dean's List Top 5% for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement in Medicine, .. Dr. Curtis welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 149
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,867 - $5,800
  • Medicare Cost: $182 - $1,132
Dr. Paul P Weitzel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
40 Allied Drive; Suite 102
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. Paul Weitzel is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weitzel include knee problems and shoulder problems. He honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weitzel is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. He has received distinctions including Samuel H. Wolcott Scholar Athlete, Roxbury Latin.; Magna Cum Laude.; and Timothy Dwight College Gerald R. Ford Scholar. He is affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,600
  • Medicare Cost: $560
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. Dr. Ross speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Ross focuses on replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ross trained at National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Ross has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ross honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ross include: New England Baptist Outstanding Teaching Award; Neer Award Nominee; and US Navy Commendation Medal. Dr. Ross's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,200 - $5,688
  • Medicare Cost: $182 - $1,139
Dr. John C Richmond, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
40 Allied Drive
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. John Richmond sees patients in Chestnut Hill, MA and Dedham, MA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Richmond include knee problems and shoulder problems. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Richmond's training includes residency programs at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Patient ratings for Dr. Richmond average 5.0 stars out of 5. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richmond honors. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; AOSSM Cabaud Basic Science Research Award; and MIAA Distinguished Service Award. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Knee Problems, Shoulder Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,764 - $5,800
  • Medicare Cost: $182 - $1,139
Dr. Mark F Rounds, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2000 Washington Street, Green Building; Suite 668
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Mark Rounds is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Newton, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA. Dr. Rounds has indicated that his clinical interests include endoscopic sinus surgery, blepharoplasty, and rhinoplasty. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rounds accepts. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rounds include: Boston Super Doctors; Ama-Cme Excellence Award; and Cum Laude, Amherst College. He is conversant in Greek. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Rhinoplasty, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Blepharoplasty

Dr. Peter Lydon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Preventive Medicine
825 Washington Street; Suite 220
Norwood, MA
 

Dr. Peter Lydon is a specialist in general surgery and preventive medicine. He works in Norwood, MA. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna. Dr. Lydon has received the following distinctions: Chief-of-Surgery, Norwood Hospital; President Eastern Massachusetts Surgery Center; and Investigator, Ethicon's International Hernia Mesh Registry. He is affiliated with Norwood Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,780
  • Medicare Cost: $395
Dr. Suzanne L Miller, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
40 Allied Drive; Suite 102
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. Suzanne Miller specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: knee problems and shoulder problems. Dr. Miller has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare. She 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Miller include: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; Oref Resident Research Award 2nd Place; and NIH Summer Research Fellowship Award. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Miller's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,217 - $5,800
  • Medicare Cost: $264 - $1,132
Dr. Nancy Susan Loughridge, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1177 Providence Highway
Norwood, MA
 

Dr. Nancy Loughridge's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Loughridge's clinical interests encompass minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Dr. Loughridge graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. She has received the following distinction: Yale College - Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Loughridge is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Adrianna V Faur, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1177 Providence Highway
Norwood, MA
 

Dr. Adriana Faur specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Faur is conversant in Romanian. She is especially interested in gynecological problems, menopause, and pregnancy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Faur is a graduate of Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Faur has received the following distinction: Best Resident Laparoscopic Surgery. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Essure, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. John J Tierney, DO
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
200 Providence Highway; Suite 200
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. John Tierney is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. AARP, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tierney honors. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Genesys Regional Medical Center, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Tierney include: Boston Super Doctors; American Osteopathic Board Of Orthopedic; and Surgery (aobos) Board Certified. Dr. Tierney is professionally affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,500 - $7,500
  • Medicare Cost: $182 - $1,139

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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.