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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 is a general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and lung cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gaissert graduated from Technical University Munich, Faculty of Medicine and Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Faculty Teaching Award, Dept Of Surg, Brown; and the University. In addition to English, Dr. Gaissert (or staff) speaks German and French. Dr. Gaissert's professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Foundation Medical Partners. Dr. Gaissert is accepting 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. Cameron Dorrans Wright, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Division of Thoracic Surgery
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Cameron Wright's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Wright attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. Dr. Wright honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Foundation Medical Partners, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Wright is accepting 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. Richard Jay Shemin, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
 

Dr. Richard Shemin's areas of specialization are thoracic surgery and transplant surgery; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. His clinical interests include heart transplant, aortic aneurysm, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Dr. Shemin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Shemin attended Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Shemin has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Voted Best Doctors. Dr. Shemin (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is 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)

Dr. Michael Lanuti, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Division of Thoracic Surgery
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Michael Lanuti works as a thoracic surgeon. His areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and barrett's esophagus. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Lanuti accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Lanuti studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: Friedman-Lambert Scholar in Academic; Thoracic Surgery; and Boston Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Lanuti speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Yolonda Colson works as a cancer surgeon and chest surgeon. In her practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Colson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Colson attended Mayo Medical School. 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) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Colson's professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Colson is accepting 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 Thoracic Surgery
Mass General Hospital
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Morse is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Morse's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Morse offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Lowell General Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Nissen fundoplication, laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair

All Interests: Nissen Fundoplication, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Esophagectomy, Lung Problems, Thoracic ... (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 practices cardiac surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of clinical interest consist of mitral valve reconstruction, heart valve disease, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Vlahakes completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School.; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. In addition to English, Dr. Vlahakes (or staff) speaks Greek and French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. He is open to new 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. 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 medical specialist in cardiac surgery. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and heart transplant. Dr. Chen is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Chen welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Peter Masiakos works as a pediatric surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Masiakos include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid surgery, and tumor. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Masiakos completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; American Board of Surgery Certification; and College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Masiakos (or staff) is conversant in Greek. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Masiakos 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: Pectus Excavatum, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Preventive Care, Esophagus Problems, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Allan Goldstein practices pediatric surgery in Boston, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Goldstein is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Goldstein attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Goldstein has received professional recognition including the following: Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Mass. General Hospital and Surgeon-in-Chief, MassGeneral Hospital for Children. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

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

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. Dr. Sugarbaker's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is affiliated with Baylor Clinic and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Sugarbaker attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Sugarbaker's residency was performed at Toronto General Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sugarbaker include: Boston Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctors; and Master Of Arts (honorary), Harvard Medical School. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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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 areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, burns, and intensive care. Dr. Lawlor's professional affiliations include Foundation Medical Partners, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), and Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Dartmouth Medical School and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. 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.

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

Dr. Ashok Muniappan is a thoracic surgeon. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Muniappan attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Muniappan's practice 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 is a pediatric surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung transplant, circumcision, and laparoscopic total colectomy. Dr. Lillehei is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and more. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Lillehei has received include Boston Super Doctors; **Additional Specialties:Surgical Critical Care; and General Surgery**. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Daniel Ryan's specialty is pediatric surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Ryan (or staff) speaks 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ryan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is open to 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)

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

Dr. Daniel Doody is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Dr. Doody's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Doody's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and residency at The Montreal Children's Hospital, John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Golden Apple For Teaching Excellence; and Biographee, Marquis' whos Who In The East.

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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.