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

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2000 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Michael Lanuti specializes in thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Lanuti's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Lanuti attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lanuti include: Friedman-Lambert Scholar in Academic; Thoracic Surgery; and Boston Super Doctors. He 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)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
2000 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Peter Masiakos' specialty is pediatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masiakos include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid surgery, and tumor. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Masiakos takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Masiakos is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. 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)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. David Lawlor's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Lawlor attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. His areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, burns, and intensive care. Dr. Lawlor honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Alpha Omega Alpha.; Traveling Burn Fellowship. 1996-97.; and Certification In General Surgery, Royal College Of. In addition to English, Dr. Lawlor (or staff) speaks French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Lawlor is affiliated with Southern New Hampshire Health System, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lawlor's 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
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Ryan specializes in pediatric surgery and practices in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Dr. Ryan (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, intensive care, and neonatal surgery. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ryan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. 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 sees patients in Boston, MA and Brighton, MA. His medical specialties are 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: minimally invasive spine surgery, cervical (neck) spine problems, and image-guided surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Pedlow completed his residency training 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 foreign languages: Spanish, Greek, and French. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to 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)

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

Dr. Dicken Ko specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and transplant surgery. Dr. Ko is conversant in Cantonese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ko include prostate problems and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He graduated from Queen's University School of Medicine. Dr. Ko's training includes a residency program at Vancouver General Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinctions: Director, MGH Urology Community/Region Practice; Awd Bill Knox Memorial Award & Tate Mason Award; and Resident Scholar, American Urological Association. He is accepting new patients.

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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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1153 Centre Street; Suite 54
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. Fulton Kornack is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Jamaica Plain, MA, Boston, MA, and Dedham, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Kornack include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Kornack's hospital/clinic affiliations include Dedham Medical Associates (DMA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Kornack is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kornack accepts. Dr. Kornack has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Lower Back ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
299 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Louis Jenis is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include lumbar stenosis, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Jenis's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Jenis graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Jenis trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jenis include: North American Spine Society Clinical; Traveling Fellowship, .; and AOA JOA Traveling Fellowship. Dr. Jenis (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Nashoba Valley Medical Center, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to 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)

Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2014 Washington Street; 6 South
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Jack Elder's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elder include vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Elder attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Elder's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Elder's 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)

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

Dr. James Cusack is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Dr. Cusack graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and melanoma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. 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's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Cusack is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2014 Washington Street; Suite 361
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Hany Bedair's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patients rated Dr. Bedair highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, total hip replacement, and hip revision. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bedair accepts. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

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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, who practices in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Asnis's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Asnis include ACL reconstruction, PCL injury, and shoulder injury. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. He has received the following distinctions: McDaniel Award; Orthopedic Surgery; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Asnis offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Asnis is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. David Boruta works as a gynecologic oncologist in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Waltham, MA. Dr. Boruta's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery and ovarian cancer surgery. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for his residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Boruta has received include Phi Beta Kappa, .; Alpha Omega Alpha, .; and Fellows Award for teaching Excellence, University of North Carolina, .. Dr. Boruta has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ovarian Cancer Surgery

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Leon Ptaszek practices adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ptaszek include cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), catheter ablation, and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Dr. Ptaszek takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Ptaszek's residency was performed at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He has received the following distinctions: 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 professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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

Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2014 Washington St. 6 South
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Maurice Albright is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Albright attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Albright include scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and intensive care. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Albright honors. Dr. Albright has received professional recognition including the following: Von L. Meyer Fellowship Award. and Castle Connolly Top Doctors. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. He 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)

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

Dr. Gary Perlmutter works as an orthopedist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Perlmutter's areas of expertise consist of frozen shoulder, rotator cuff problems, and shoulder arthroscopy. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Perlmutter has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $4,800 - $4,900
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $173 - $318

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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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