We found 159 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Somerville, MA.

Dr. Henning Arthur Gaissert, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Mass General Hospital; Blake 1570/ Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Henning Gaissert's medical specialty is general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Gaissert attended Technical University Munich, Faculty of Medicine and Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Gaissert's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and lung cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gaissert takes. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Faculty Teaching Award, Dept Of Surg, Brown; and the University. Dr. Gaissert (or staff) speaks German and French. Dr. Gaissert's professional affiliations include Southern New Hampshire Health System, The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Gaissert welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Surgical Procedures, Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Thymoma, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 47
  • Charge (avg.): $576 - $5,325
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $168 - $1,362

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Mass General Hospital
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Morse's specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Morse's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Morse has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Lowell General Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Morse welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair

All Interests: Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Esophagectomy, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $3,304
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $906
Dr. Michael Lanuti, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Division of Thoracic Surgery
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Michael Lanuti is a thoracic surgery specialist in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. His areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Lanuti honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Friedman-Lambert Scholar in Academic; Thoracic Surgery; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Lanuti speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Lanuti 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; Division of Thoracic Surgery
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Cameron Wright practices general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Wright has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Wright's professional affiliations include Southern New Hampshire Health System, 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)

Dr. Yolonda Lorig Colson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Yolonda Colson's specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. Her clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Colson is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colson honors. She is open to new patients. After attending Mayo Medical School, she completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Colson has received include Director, American Board of Thoracic Surgery; Above and Beyond Award, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, US Dept. of Defense; and First Michelle Kessler Leadership Award in Womens Health, Brigham and Womens Hospital. Dr. Colson (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $3,178
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $901

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
 

Dr. Richard Shemin is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Shemin include heart transplant, aortic aneurysm, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Dr. Shemin's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Shemin trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH) for residency. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Voted Best Doctors; and Distinguished Alumnus Award, Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Shemin (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Valve Surgery, Atrial Septal Defect, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Sugarbaker, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
75 Francis Street; Division of Thoracic Surgery
Boston, MA
 

Dr. David Sugarbaker's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Sugarbaker completed his residency training at Toronto General Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sugarbaker include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sugarbaker is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctors; and Master Of Arts (honorary), Harvard Medical School. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Baylor Clinic and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Dr. Sugarbaker has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frederick Yen-Ching Chen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
800 Washington Street; Box 266, South Building, 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Frederick Chen is a cardiac surgery specialist. Dr. Chen has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and heart transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Medical Center (BMC), Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Tufts Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Chen's residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chen include: McGoon Award Recipient, American Association for Thoracic Surgery; HMS Mentoring Excellence Nominee, Brigham and Women's Hospital; and McGoon Award Nominee, American Association for Thoracic Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Valve Disease, Surgical Repair, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Warren 1151
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Allan Goldstein, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldstein include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and laparoscopic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Goldstein include: 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 has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Peter Theodore Masiakos, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Masiakos, who practices in Boston, MA and Newton, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, thyroid surgery, and tumor. Dr. Masiakos takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. His distinctions 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. Dr. Masiakos's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: Pectus Excavatum, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Preventive Care, Esophagus Problems, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1493 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. David Lawlor's medical specialty is pediatric surgery and general surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, burns, and intensive care. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Lawlor attended Dartmouth Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lawlor include: Alpha Omega Alpha.; Traveling Burn Fellowship. 1996-97.; and Certification In General Surgery, Royal College Of. Dr. Lawlor (or staff) is conversant in French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Lawlor's professional affiliations include Southern New Hampshire Health System, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), and Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Burns, Intensive Care, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Disorders

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Ryan works as a pediatric surgeon. Dr. Ryan (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Ryan include minimally invasive surgery, intensive care, and neonatal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Ryan attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ryan accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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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)

Dr. Craig W Lillehei, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Critical Care
300 Longwood Avenue; Fegan, 3rd Floor, Department of Surgery
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Craig Lillehei's medical specialty is pediatric surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Lillehei's clinical interests: lung transplant, hydrocele, and umbilical hernia. He is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; **Additional Specialties:Surgical Critical Care; and General Surgery**. Dr. Lillehei is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic total colectomy

All Interests: Umbilical Hernia, Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopic Total Colectomy, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Division of Thoracic Surgery
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ashok Muniappan practices thoracic surgery in Boston, MA and Concord, MA. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Muniappan include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Muniappan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Muniappan has an open panel.

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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)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Cassandra Kelleher is a pediatric surgery specialist in Boston, MA. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Kelleher completed residency programs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Kelleher is especially interested in gynecological problems, minimally invasive surgery, and neonatal surgery. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelleher (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Kelleher's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Esophagus Problems, Weight Loss Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Other
32 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Doody's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Doody completed residency programs at The Montreal Children's Hospital, John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Doody's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Golden Apple For Teaching Excellence; and Biographee, Marquis' whos Who In The East. 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: Transplant Procedures, Gastrointestinal Problems, Intensive Care, Extracorporeal Membrane ... (Read more)

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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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