We found 106 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Neighborhood Health Plan PBO near Boston, MA.

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street, Transplant Center; Division of Thoracic Surgery
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Morse is a thoracic surgery specialist in Boston, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Morse include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Morse has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Lowell General Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair

All Interests: Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Esophagectomy, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $3,304
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $906
Dr. Michael Lanuti, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Blk 1570 Thoracic Surgery Department
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Michael Lanuti practices thoracic surgery. Dr. Lanuti's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and barrett's esophagus. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lanuti has received the following distinctions: Friedman-Lambert Scholar in Academic Thoracic Surgery and Boston Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (Brighton, MA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes 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)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Wrn 11
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Allan Goldstein practices pediatric surgery in Boston, MA. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldstein include hirschsprung disease and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Goldstein takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Goldstein has received professional recognition including the following: Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Mass. General Hospital and Surgeon-in-Chief, MassGeneral Hospital for Children. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital. Dr. Goldstein welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hirschsprung Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Henning A Gaissert, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Blk 1570
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Henning Gaissert's specialty is thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Gaissert include esophageal cancer, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and lung cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Technical University Munich, Faculty of Medicine and Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Faculty Teaching Award, Dept Of Surg, Brown University; and Allen W. Locke M.D. Physician Award, Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Gaissert (or staff) speaks German and French. He is affiliated with Southern New Hampshire Health System, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (Brighton, MA), and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Surgical Procedures, Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Thymoma, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 47
  • Charge (avg.): $576 - $5,325
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $168 - $1,362
Dr. Peter Theodore Masiakos, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Wrn 11 Pediatric Surgery
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Masiakos' area of specialization is pediatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masiakos include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Masiakos's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Masiakos obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. In addition to English, 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
55 Fruit Street; Warren 11
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Cassandra Kelleher specializes in pediatric surgery. Dr. Kelleher has a special interest in gynecological problems, minimally invasive surgery, and neonatal surgery. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Kelleher completed residency programs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Kelleher (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Kelleher is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Esophagus Problems, Weight Loss Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. David Lawlor, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
55 Fruit St Warren Ii
Boston, MA
 

Dr. David Lawlor's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lawlor include minimally invasive surgery, burns, and intensive care. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Lawlor graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Alpha Omega Alpha. Traveling Burn Fellowship. . Certification In General Surgery, Royal College Of; Partners; and Excellence Award. Dr. Lawlor (or staff) speaks French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Southern New Hampshire Health System, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lawlor's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Burns, Intensive Care, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Disorders

Dr. Cameron Dorrans Wright, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Blk 1570c
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Cameron Wright works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Wright has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Southern New Hampshire Health System, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Wright is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Endarterectomy, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Thoracic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Other
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Doody is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Dr. Doody is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at The Montreal Children's Hospital, John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Who's Who In America 2001 McGovern Award for Clinical Excellence MGH; and Castle Connelly America's Top Doctors. Dr. Doody's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Hirschsprung Disease, Gastrointestinal Problems, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
55 Fruit Street; Wrn 1121
Boston, 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 obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Ryan 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)

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit St Blake 1570
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ashok Muniappan practices thoracic surgery in Boston, MA and Concord, MA. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Muniappan is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. His professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Muniappan's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Lung Transplant, Acid Reflux, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Diaphragmatic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Arminder Jassar practices thoracic surgery. Dr. Jassar's areas of expertise include the following: aortic aneurysm, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and aortic dissection. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Jassar attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Jassar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm, Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Valve Repair, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Bertram Zarins, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
175 Cambridge Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Bertram Zarins is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zarins's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, ACL reconstruction, and shoulder dislocation. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zarins's practice is open to new patients. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Zarins has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. He is conversant in Latvian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Ligament Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $4,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $573

Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
55 Fruit St. Yaw 10-a
Boston, MA
 

Dr. John Petrozza sees patients in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Reading, MA. His medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of expertise include male infertility, female infertility, and fibroids. Patient reviews placed Dr. Petrozza at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Petrozza accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Petrozza include: Administrative Chief Resident Top Ten Graduate, University Of Texas; Boston Super Doctors; and Us News and World Report Best Physicians - Top 1%. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Salem Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Female Infertility, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Male Infertility, Robotic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vascular Surgery
15 Parkman Street; Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Richard Cambria's area of specialization is vascular surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cambria has received professional recognition including the following: Past President, Society for Vascular Surgery; Robert R Linton MD Professor of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Harvard Medical School; and Boston Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Cambria (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and German. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Cambria welcomes 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
30 Lancaster Street; 2nd Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Frank Pedlow's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Pedlow's clinical interests: cancer, cervical (neck) spine problems, and herniated disc. He is professionally affiliated with St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (Brighton, MA), New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH), and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Pedlow is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Pedlow completed residency programs at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Pedlow (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Greek, and French.

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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)

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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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