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We found 18 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 thoracic surgeon. Dr. Lanuti has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and barrett's esophagus. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lanuti has received distinctions including 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 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, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Peter Masiakos practices pediatric surgery. Dr. Masiakos (or staff) speaks Greek. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, thyroid surgery, and tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Masiakos trained at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Masiakos takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; American Board of Surgery Certification; and College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Masiakos's practice 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's medical specialty is pediatric surgery and general surgery. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lawlor's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, burns, and intensive care. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His distinctions 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 hospital/clinic affiliations include Foundation Medical Partners, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), and Massachusetts General Hospital. His 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

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Ryan practices pediatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ryan include minimally invasive surgery, intensive care, and neonatal surgery. Dr. Ryan is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Ryan's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Ryan attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Ryan (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. He also offers interpreting services for his 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, Preventive Medicine
736 Cambridge Street; Cardinal Cushing Pavilion 9 St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Brighton, MA
 

Dr. Frank Pedlow's areas of specialization are spine surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and preventive medicine; he sees patients in Boston, MA and Brighton, MA. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive spine surgery, cervical (neck) spine problems, and image-guided surgery. Dr. Pedlow is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Pedlow accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He 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) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and French.

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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)

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

Dr. James Cusack's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Cusack's clinical interests encompass 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. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Cusack 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. He is affiliated with 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

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

Dr. Dicken Ko is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and transplant surgery. He works in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Waltham, MA. Dr. Ko is especially interested in prostate problems and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Queen's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Vancouver General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ko include: Director, MGH Urology Community/Region Practice; Awd Bill Knox Memorial Award & Tate Mason Award; and Resident Scholar, American Urological Association. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. Dr. Ko is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He 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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Newton, MA and Boston, MA. In addition to English, Dr. Jenis (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Jenis's areas of expertise include lumbar stenosis, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, Nashoba Valley Medical Center, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Jenis's residency was performed at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jenis's distinctions include: North American Spine Society Clinical; Traveling Fellowship, .; and AOA JOA Traveling Fellowship. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. Dr. Elder has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is especially interested in vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Elder attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice 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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Jamaica Plain, MA, Boston, MA, and Dedham, MA. Dr. Kornack's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Dedham Medical Associates (DMA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kornack has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors and Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard. He 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. Hany Salah Bedair, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2014 Washington Street; Suite 361
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Hany Bedair's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Bedair a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, total hip replacement, and hip revision. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. Dr. Bedair's 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: 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's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Boruta performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. 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 accepts. 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. His practice is open to 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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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
40 Second Avenue; 2nd Floor
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Gary Perlmutter works as an orthopedic surgeon. His areas of clinical interest consist of frozen shoulder, rotator cuff problems, and shoulder arthroscopy. Dr. Perlmutter is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Perlmutter accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received the following distinction: 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 areas of expertise consist of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), catheter ablation, and supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Dr. Ptaszek'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. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Ptaszek completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ptaszek 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)

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 specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Dr. Albright is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and intensive care. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His distinctions include: Von L. Meyer Fellowship Award. and Castle Connolly Top Doctors. Dr. Albright is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Albright is accepting 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 Urogynecology
40 Second Street; Suite 400
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Milena Weinstein's specialty is urogynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Weinstein (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Dr. Weinstein's areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), pelvic reconstructive surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Weinstein 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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinstein takes. 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.