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We found 17 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 works as a chest surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lanuti include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Lanuti is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Lanuti trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Friedman-Lambert Scholar in Academic; Thoracic Surgery; and Boston Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to 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 specializes in pediatric surgery. Dr. Masiakos's areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, thyroid surgery, and tumor. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as 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 Boston Super Doctors; American Board of Surgery Certification; and College of Physicians and Surgeons. In addition to English, Dr. Masiakos (or staff) speaks Greek. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to 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 is a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon. Dr. Lawlor (or staff) speaks French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, burns, and intensive care. Dr. Lawlor is affiliated with Foundation Medical Partners, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), and Massachusetts General Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lawlor has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha.; Traveling Burn Fellowship. 1996-97.; and Certification In General Surgery, Royal College Of. Dr. Lawlor welcomes new 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 Pediatric Surgery
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Ryan's specialty is pediatric surgery. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, intensive care, and neonatal surgery. Dr. Ryan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ryan (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He 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: Tumor, Ulcerative Colitis, Neonatal Surgery, Intensive Care, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Cusack practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and melanoma. Dr. Cusack is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He takes 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 graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Cusack's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; America's Top Doctors for Cancer; and Boston Top Doctors. Dr. Cusack (or staff) is conversant in German. He also offers interpreting services for his 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and transplant surgery and practices in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Waltham, MA. His areas of clinical interest consist of prostate problems and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ko is a graduate of Queen's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Vancouver General Hospital's residency program. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Ko speaks Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ko 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

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,627
  • Medicare Cost: $699
Dr. Louis G Jenis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
299 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Louis Jenis is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Newton, MA and Boston, MA. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Jenis's areas of expertise include lumbar stenosis, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jenis studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include North American Spine Society Clinical; Traveling Fellowship, .; and AOA JOA Traveling Fellowship. Dr. Jenis (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, Nashoba Valley Medical Center, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Jenis's practice 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)

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

Dr. Jack Elder's medical specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Elder's education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elder honors. Dr. Elder has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to new 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. Fulton Christopher Kornack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1153 Centre Street; Suite 54
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. Fulton Kornack's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kornack is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Dedham Medical Associates (DMA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kornack accepts. Dr. Kornack's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Kornack completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He 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)

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

Dr. Hany Bedair is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bedair include minimally invasive surgery, total hip replacement, and hip revision. Dr. Bedair is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Bedair attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Bedair completed his residency training 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)

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

Dr. David Boruta is a gynecologic oncologist. His areas of expertise consist of 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. Dr. Boruta obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Boruta include: Phi Beta Kappa, .; Alpha Omega Alpha, .; and Fellows Award for teaching Excellence, University of North Carolina, .. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Boruta has an open panel.

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

Dr. Gary Perlmutter works as an orthopedist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), rotator cuff problems, and shoulder arthroscopy. Dr. Perlmutter is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Perlmutter attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Perlmutter takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: 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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. His clinical interests 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 honors. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Ptaszek performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Ptaszek's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Albright's clinical interests: scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and intensive care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Albright is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Albright completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Albright has received distinctions including Von L. Meyer Fellowship Award. and Castle Connolly Top Doctors.

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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 Urogynecology
40 Second Street; Suite 400
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Milena Weinstein's medical specialty is urogynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), pelvic reconstructive surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Weinstein takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Weinstein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Weinstein is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Prolapse, Pelvic Prolapse, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urogynecology
40 Second Street; Suite 400
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Emily Von Bargen works as an urogynecologist in Cambridge, MA, Boston, MA, and Waltham, MA. Dr. Von Bargen is a graduate of the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Von Bargen completed a residency program at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Von Bargen include rectocele (posterior prolapse), pelvic reconstructive surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Von Bargen takes. Dr. Von Bargen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Prolapse, Pelvic Prolapse, ... (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.