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We found 27 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's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive valve surgery and aorta surgery. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Haime's distinctions include: Board Certified Colombian Society Cardiac and Surgery. He 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Braintree, MA, Norwood, MA, and Boston, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems and shoulder problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Chapman average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chapman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Chapman attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Patient's Choice Award. Dr. Chapman offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Faulkner Hospital. He welcomes new 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 Alled Drive; Suite 110
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Gill is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems and shoulder problems. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gill honors. Before performing his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Gill attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gill has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He 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. Sean E Rockett, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
40 Allied Drive
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. Sean Rockett sees patients in Dedham, MA, Natick, MA, and Newton, MA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. Dr. Rockett's professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Rockett is in-network for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Rockett attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors and Board Certified Abos. Dr. Rockett (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He also offers interpreting services for his 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
Paul Schwerdt, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
825 Washington Street; Suite 290
Norwood, MA
 

Dr. Paul Schwerdt's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Norwood Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. Dr. Schwerdt is accepting new patients. Dr. Schwerdt attended medical school at the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cardiology Fellow Award.

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2013 Procedure Details

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

Dr. Glen Ross practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Ross is especially interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, Aetna, and more. Dr. Ross graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at National Naval Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New England Baptist Outstanding Teaching Award; Neer Award Nominee; and US Navy Commendation Medal. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ross is professionally 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

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,200 - $5,688
  • Medicare Cost: $182 - $1,139
Dr. Fulton Christopher Kornack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1 Lyons Street
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. Fulton Kornack's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Kornack's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Dedham Medical Associates (DMA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kornack is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kornack has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard.

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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
1177 Providence Highway
Norwood, MA
 

Dr. Bruno West specializes in diagnostic radiology and practices in Dedham, MA, Norwood, MA, and Concord, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. West include women's imaging and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Dr. West accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. His education and training includes medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Dr. West is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

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

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

Dr. Adriana Faur is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Faur is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Faur is especially interested in gynecological problems, menopause, and pregnancy. She is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Faur's education and training includes medical school at Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca and residency at Boston Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Best Resident Laparoscopic Surgery. In addition to English, she speaks Romanian.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Alan Curtis works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Chestnut Hill, MA, Dedham, MA, and Waltham, MA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Curtis focuses on shoulder problems. Dr. Curtis is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, Medicare, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Curtis completed a residency program at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Curtis has received include 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, .. He 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Weitzel's areas of expertise consist of knee problems and shoulder problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. Dr. Weitzel has received the following distinctions: 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,600
  • Medicare Cost: $560
Dr. Nancy Susan Loughridge, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1177 Providence Highway
Norwood, MA
 

Dr. Nancy Loughridge is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Loughridge's areas of expertise include minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Loughridge's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She has received the distinction of Yale College - Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Loughridge offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Essure, Operative Hysteroscopy, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. John C Richmond, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
40 Allied Drive
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. John Richmond is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Richmond include knee problems and shoulder problems. Dr. Richmond has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richmond accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; AOSSM Cabaud Basic Science Research Award; and MIAA Distinguished Service Award. He is open to new patients.

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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 works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Newton, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rounds's areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, blepharoplasty, and rhinoplasty. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rounds takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Ama-Cme Excellence Award; and Cum Laude, Amherst College. In addition to English, he speaks 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

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

Dr. Peter Lydon works as a general surgeon in Norwood, MA. He is professionally affiliated with Norwood Hospital. Dr. Lydon studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lydon has received professional recognition including the following: Chief-of-Surgery, Norwood Hospital; President Eastern Massachusetts Surgery Center; and Investigator, Ethicon's International Hernia Mesh Registry. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Miller has a special interest in knee problems and shoulder problems. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Cigna, Aetna, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed 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 her 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

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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.