We found 20 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Lanuti include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and barrett's esophagus. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Lanuti is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinctions: Friedman-Lambert Scholar in Academic Thoracic Surgery and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Lanuti is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He 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, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Esophageal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Peter Masiakos is a pediatric surgeon in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masiakos include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid surgery, and tumor. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Masiakos attended Boston University School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including 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) speaks Greek. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Masiakos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes 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. David Lawlor, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. David Lawlor specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He attended Dartmouth Medical School and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lawlor's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, burns, and intensive care. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha. Traveling Burn Fellowship. . Certification In General Surgery, Royal College Of; Partners; and Excellence Award. Dr. Lawlor (or staff) is conversant in French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Lawlor's professional affiliations include 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's specialty is pediatric surgery. Dr. Ryan (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Ryan's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, intensive care, and neonatal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Ryan's training includes residency programs at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network 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: , 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. His clinical interests include cancer, cervical (neck) spine problems, and herniated disc. Patient ratings for Dr. Pedlow average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Pedlow attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete 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 foreign languages: Spanish, Greek, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 Pediatric Urology
2014 Washington Street; 6 South
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Jack Elder works as a pediatric urologist. Patients gave Dr. Elder an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elder honors. Dr. Elder has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Elder has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He 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)

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

Dr. Dicken Ko's areas of specialization are urology (urinary tract disease) and transplant surgery; he sees patients in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Waltham, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Queen's University School of Medicine, Dr. Ko completed his residency training at Vancouver General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Director, MGH Urology Community/Region Practice; Awd Bill Knox Memorial Award; and Tate Mason Award. He is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Ko is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to 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
Dr. Fulton Christopher Kornack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1153 Centre Street; Suite 54
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. Fulton Kornack is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Kornack's areas of expertise include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Dedham Medical Associates (DMA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kornack accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jenis's areas of expertise include lumbar stenosis, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Jenis attended Boston University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jenis include: 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 professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He 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)

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). Clinical interests for Dr. Cusack include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and melanoma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Cusack attended Emory University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. 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. Christopher John Kwolek, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2014 Washington Street; Suite 561
Newton Lower Fall, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Kwolek is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. Dr. Kwolek is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kwolek include lower extremity (leg) angioplasty, atherectomy, and renal artery aneurysm (RAA). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Kwolek has received distinctions including Graduate: Division Of Honors, Univ. Calif Los Angeles; Castle and Connolly America's Top Doctors- Vascular and Endovascular Surgery; and Boston Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

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

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

Dr. David Boruta practices gynecologic oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery and ovarian cancer surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boruta's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. His distinctions 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 welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Ovarian Cancer Surgery

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

Dr. Hany Bedair's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bedair's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, total hip replacement, and hip revision. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Bedair is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Asnis's clinical interests include ACL reconstruction, PCL injury, and shoulder injury. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Asnis takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Asnis has received professional recognition including the following: Patients' Choice Award; Hospital for Special Surgery Tenth Annual Jean C. McDaniel Award; and Orthopedic Surgery Boston Super Doctors America's Top Doctors. His practice is open to 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)

Dr. Leon M Ptaszek, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Leon Ptaszek is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. These areas are among Dr. Ptaszek's clinical interests: cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), catheter ablation, and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Ptaszek performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. His distinctions 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.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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

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

Dr. Maurice Albright is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Dr. Albright is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Albright include scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Albright accepts. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Albright attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He has received distinctions including Castle Connolly Top Doctors; Von L. Meyer Fellowship Award; and Harvard Medical School Shore Fellowship for Scholars in Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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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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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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