We found 22 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Harvard Pilgrim ACD near Waltham, MA.

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

Dr. Michael Lanuti works as a chest surgeon in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Dr. Lanuti's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and barrett's esophagus. He 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 is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (Brighton, MA), 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, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Theodore Masiakos, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
2000 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Peter Masiakos' specialty is pediatric surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Masiakos accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Alumnus Member; and Awad for excellence in Surgical Critical Care Boston University Surgical Residency Program. Dr. Masiakos (or staff) is conversant in Greek. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Masiakos is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is accepting 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)

Specializes in Vascular Surgery
736 Cambridge Street
Brighton, MA
 

Dr. Richard Cambria is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. Dr. Cambria (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and German. Dr. Cambria is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Cambria has received distinctions including Past President, Society for Vascular Surgery; Robert R Linton MD Professor of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Harvard Medical School; and Boston Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm, Surgical Repair, Endovascular Surgery, Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $6,969
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,296
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 medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pedlow's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer, cervical (neck) spine problems, and herniated disc. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Pedlow (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and French. Dr. Pedlow is professionally affiliated with St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (Brighton, MA), New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH), and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

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

Dr. Dicken Ko is an urologist and transplant surgeon in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Waltham, MA. In his practice, Dr. Ko focuses on prostate problems and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ko takes. He attended medical school at Queen's University School of Medicine. Dr. Ko trained at Vancouver General Hospital for residency. His distinctions include: Director, MGH Urology Community/Region Practice; Awd Bill Knox Memorial Award; and Tate Mason Award. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. Dr. Ko is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $2,627
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $699
Dr. Fulton Christopher Kornack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1153 Centre Street; Suite 54
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. Fulton Kornack is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Kornack is professionally affiliated with Dedham Medical Associates (DMA) Dedham, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Kornack trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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 Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard. Dr. Kornack has an open panel.

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

Dr. Louis Jenis' medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jenis's areas of expertise include lumbar stenosis, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: North American Spine Society Clinical Traveling Fellowship and AOA JOA Traveling Fellowship OREF basic science grant. Dr. Jenis (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. 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, Myelopathy, Cervical Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Hany Salah Bedair, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2014 Washington Street; Suite 361
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Hany Bedair is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, total hip replacement, and hip revision. Dr. Bedair's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Bedair has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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)

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

Dr. Peter Asnis' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Asnis trained at Hospital for Special Surgery for residency. His clinical interests include ACL reconstruction, PCL injury, and shoulder injury. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Asnis's distinctions include: Patients' Choice Award; Hospital for Special Surgery Tenth Annual Jean C. McDaniel Award; and Orthopedic Surgery Boston Super Doctors America's Top Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Asnis is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

Dr. Jack S Elder, MD
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. Patient ratings for Dr. Elder average 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). Dr. Elder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Henry Ford Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elder accepts. Dr. Elder is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Elder offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

Dr. Christopher John Kwolek, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2014 Washington Street; Suite 561
Newton Lower Fall, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Kwolek's medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kwolek is especially interested in lower extremity (leg) angioplasty, atherectomy, and renal artery aneurysm (RAA). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Kwolek attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kwolek takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kwolek include: Graduate: Division Of Honors, Univ. Calif Los Angeles; Castle and Connolly America's Top Doctors- Vascular and Endovascular Surgery; and Boston Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Renal Artery Aneurysm, Aortic Dissection, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Stent Placement, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos Fernandez-Del Fernandez-Del-Castillo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
52 Second Avenue; Suite 1110
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Carlos Fernandez-Del-Castillo is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Fernandez-Del-Castillo speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in pancreas problems and gastrointestinal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. He studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Fernandez-Del-Castillo has received include Boston Super Doctors; For Excellence In Surgical Education; and Harvard Medical School Clifford Barger Excellence. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Pancreas Problems, Gastrointestinal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $2,646
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $687

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

Dr. Scott Martin specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Dr. Martin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Martin's areas of expertise include total shoulder replacement, hip arthroscopy, and PCL injury. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Martin has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Martin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Problems, Total ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $2,438 - $6,770
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $182 - $1,159

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

Dr. James Cusack works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. He has a special interest in rectal cancer, colon cancer, and melanoma. Dr. Cusack is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; America's Top Doctors for Cancer; and Boston Top Doctors. Dr. Cusack (or staff) speaks German. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Cusack is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Maurice Albright, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2014 Washington Street; 6 South
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Maurice Albright's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Albright's clinical interests include scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Shriners Hospital For Children, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Albright accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Castle Connolly Top Doctors; Von L. Meyer Fellowship Award; and Harvard Medical School Shore Fellowship for Scholars in Medicine. Dr. Albright is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. David Boruta specializes in gynecologic oncology. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery and ovarian cancer surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boruta takes. Dr. Boruta obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Boruta has received the following distinctions: Phi Beta Kappa; Alpha Omega Alpha; and Fellows Award for teaching Excellence, University of North Carolina. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and NSMC Salem Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ovarian Cancer Surgery

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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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