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We found 19 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Harvard Pilgrim ACD near Waltham, MA.

Dr. Michael Lanuti, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2000 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Michael Lanuti is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Lanuti is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Lanuti's medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has received professional recognition including the following: Friedman-Lambert Scholar in Academic; Thoracic Surgery; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Lanuti is accepting 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. Peter Theodore Masiakos, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
2000 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Peter Masiakos, who practices in Boston, MA and Newton, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid surgery, and tumor. Dr. Masiakos's hospital/clinic 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 is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Masiakos completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Masiakos include: Boston Super Doctors; American Board of Surgery Certification; and College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Masiakos (or staff) speaks Greek. He also offers interpreting services for his 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. David Lawlor, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. David Lawlor's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. He is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, burns, and intensive care. Dr. Lawlor is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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 professional affiliations include Foundation Medical Partners, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lawlor's office for an appointment.

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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
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Ryan's specialty is pediatric surgery. 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. Dr. Ryan's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ryan trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ryan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is accepting 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)

Frank Pedlow, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
736 Cambridge Street; Cardinal Cushing Pavilion 9 St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Brighton, MA
 

Dr. Frank Pedlow is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive spine surgery, cervical (neck) spine problems, and image-guided surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Pedlow a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. Dr. Pedlow (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Greek, and French. Dr. Pedlow is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Herniated Disc, Lumbar Spine Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, Image-Guided Surgery, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Louis G Jenis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
299 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Louis Jenis' specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Newton, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Jenis (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jenis include lumbar stenosis, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Jenis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, Nashoba Valley Medical Center, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Jenis attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Jenis trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including North American Spine Society Clinical; Traveling Fellowship, .; and AOA JOA Traveling Fellowship. Dr. Jenis is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Lumbar Stenosis, Lumbar Spine Problems, Cervical Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. James Cusack is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Cusack (or staff) speaks German. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Cusack include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and melanoma. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cusack accepts. Dr. Cusack's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; America's Top Doctors for Cancer; and Boston Top Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Melanoma

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Specializes in Urology, Transplant Surgery
40 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Dicken Ko's specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and transplant surgery. His clinical interests include prostate problems and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ko obtained his medical school training at Queen's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Vancouver General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Director, MGH Urology Community/Region Practice; Awd Bill Knox Memorial Award & Tate Mason Award; and Resident Scholar, American Urological Association. He speaks Cantonese. Dr. Ko is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Urologic Cancer, Laser Treatment, Urologic Disorders, Kidney Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,627
  • Medicare Cost: $699
Dr. Hany Salah Bedair, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2014 Washington Street; Suite 361
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Hany Bedair is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, total hip replacement, and hip revision. Dr. Bedair accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Bedair welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Hip Revision, Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Fulton Christopher Kornack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1153 Centre Street; Suite 54
Jamaica Plain, 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)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
52 2nd Avenue; Suite 1150
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Peter Asnis works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Hospital for Special Surgery's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Asnis's clinical interests: shoulder injury, sports injuries, and knee arthroscopy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has received professional recognition including the following: McDaniel Award; Orthopedic Surgery; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Asnis offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: PCL Injury, Knee Ligament Injuries, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,000
  • Medicare Cost: $607
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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2014 Washington Street; 6 South
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Jack Elder is a pediatric urologist in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Newton, MA. Dr. Elder's areas of expertise include vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Elder is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Tract Problems, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
40 Second Avenue; 2nd Floor
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Gary Perlmutter sees patients in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in frozen shoulder, rotator cuff problems, and shoulder arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Perlmutter accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Perlmutter attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, Adhesive Capsulitis, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Rotator Cuff Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,800 - $4,900
  • Medicare Cost: $173 - $318
Dr. Leon M Ptaszek, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Leon Ptaszek sees patients in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ptaszek include cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), catheter ablation, and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ptaszek takes. Dr. Ptaszek is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ptaszek completed a residency program at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ptaszek has received include Stanford University School of Medicine Award for Professionalism; Stanford University School of Medicine (Franklin G. Ebaugh, Jr.) Award for Research; and de Gunzburg Scholar, MGH. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Supraventricular Tachycardia, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, Catheter Ablation, Pacemaker, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,648
  • Medicare Cost: $473
Dr. Maurice Albright, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2014 Washington St. 6 South
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Maurice Albright practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Albright is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Albright has received professional recognition including the following: Von L. Meyer Fellowship Award. and Castle Connolly Top Doctors. Dr. Albright welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Hip Dysplasia, Spina Bifida, Scoliosis, Fractures, Intensive Care, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 515
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. David Boruta is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Boruta trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for his residency. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery and ovarian cancer surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Phi Beta Kappa, .; Alpha Omega Alpha, .; and Fellows Award for teaching Excellence, University of North Carolina, .. Dr. Boruta is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ovarian Cancer Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,796
  • Medicare Cost: $864

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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.