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We found 168 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 works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. His areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and lung cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Gaissert attended medical school at Technical University Munich, Faculty of Medicine and Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Faculty Teaching Award, Dept Of Surg, Brown; and the University. Dr. Gaissert (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. He is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Foundation Medical Partners. He welcomes new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $576 - $5,325
  • Medicare Cost: $168 - $1,362
Dr. Michael Lanuti, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Division of Thoracic Surgery
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Michael Lanuti is a thoracic surgeon. Dr. Lanuti has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and barrett's esophagus. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lanuti has received distinctions including Friedman-Lambert Scholar in Academic; Thoracic Surgery; and Boston Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wright include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Wright attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Wright's professional affiliations include Foundation Medical Partners, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. Before completing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Colson attended medical school at Mayo Medical School. Dr. Colson has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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 the following languages: Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,178
  • Medicare Cost: $901
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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
 

Dr. Richard Shemin works as a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Los Angeles, CA. His clinical interests include heart transplant, aortic aneurysm, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shemin accepts. Dr. Shemin graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shemin include: 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. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Mass General Hospital
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Morse is a thoracic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Morse include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. Dr. Morse is affiliated with Lowell General Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Morse obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Esophagectomy, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,304
  • Medicare Cost: $906
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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Critical Care
Massachusetts General Hospital; Cox652
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Gus Vlahakes is a cardiac surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Boston, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Vlahakes include mitral valve reconstruction, heart valve disease, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Dr. Vlahakes's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vlahakes takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vlahakes's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Vlahakes include: Boston Super Doctors; Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School.; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Vlahakes (or staff) is conversant in Greek and French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical Interests: Endarterectomy, Heart Valve Disease, Mitral Valve Reconstruction, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Lung ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,097
  • Medicare Cost: $1,115
Dr. Peter Theodore Masiakos, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Masiakos practices pediatric surgery. Dr. Masiakos (or staff) speaks Greek. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, thyroid surgery, and tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Masiakos trained at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Masiakos takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; American Board of Surgery Certification; and College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Masiakos's practice is open to 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. 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 surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and heart transplant. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: 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. He is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC), Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Tufts Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chen's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. David Sugarbaker is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Sugarbaker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Before performing his residency at Toronto General Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Dr. Sugarbaker attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Sugarbaker has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctors; and Master Of Arts (honorary), Harvard Medical School. He 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. David Lawlor, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1493 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. David Lawlor's medical specialty is pediatric surgery and general surgery. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lawlor's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, burns, and intensive care. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha.; Traveling Burn Fellowship. 1996-97.; and Certification In General Surgery, Royal College Of. Dr. Lawlor (or staff) speaks French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Foundation Medical Partners, 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

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

Dr. Allan Goldstein practices pediatric surgery in Boston, MA. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Goldstein include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and laparoscopic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Goldstein has received the following distinctions: Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Mass. General Hospital and Surgeon-in-Chief, MassGeneral Hospital for Children. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Goldstein is professionally 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, laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Ashok Muniappan specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Boston, MA and Concord, MA. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Muniappan include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muniappan takes. Dr. Muniappan's professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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)

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 sees patients in Boston, MA, North Dartmouth, MA, and Norwood, MA. His medical specialties are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lillehei completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has a special interest in lung transplant, circumcision, and laparoscopic total colectomy. Dr. Lillehei honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; **Additional Specialties:Surgical Critical Care; and General Surgery**. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopic Total Colectomy, Pancreas Problems, Circumcision, Liver ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Cassandra Kelleher's medical specialty is pediatric surgery. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kelleher completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gynecological problems, minimally invasive surgery, and neonatal surgery. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelleher (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is accepting 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)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Ryan practices pediatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ryan include minimally invasive surgery, intensive care, and neonatal surgery. Dr. Ryan is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Ryan's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Ryan attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Ryan (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. He also offers interpreting services for his 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)

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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.