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Dr. Michael Lanuti, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2000 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Michael Lanuti is a thoracic surgeon in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Dr. Lanuti has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and barrett's esophagus. His professional affiliations include St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (Brighton, MA), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lanuti takes. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lanuti's distinctions include: Friedman-Lambert Scholar in Academic Thoracic Surgery and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Lanuti speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Lung Radiofrequency Ablation, Myasthenia Gravis, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Peter Masiakos' specialty is pediatric surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Masiakos (or staff) speaks Greek. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Masiakos include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and thyroid surgery. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Masiakos honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Varicocele, Preventive Care, Esophagus Problems, Thoracic ... (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, who practices in Boston, MA and Brighton, MA, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Pedlow's areas of expertise include cancer, cervical (neck) spine problems, and herniated disc. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pedlow (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and French. Dr. Pedlow's professional affiliations include St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (Brighton, MA), New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH), and Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to 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)

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 specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kornack include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Kornack's professional affiliations include Dedham Medical Associates (DMA) Dedham, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. Dr. Kornack is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Kornack attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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)

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

Dr. Dicken Ko practices urology (urinary tract disease) and transplant surgery. He studied medicine at Queen's University School of Medicine. Dr. Ko completed his residency training at Vancouver General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Ko include prostate problems and genitourinary cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ko has received professional recognition including the following: Director, MGH Urology Community/Region Practice; Awd Bill Knox Memorial Award; and Tate Mason Award. He speaks Cantonese. He 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, Genitourinary 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. Louis George Jenis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
299 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Louis Jenis is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Newton, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Jenis has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: lumbar stenosis, minimally invasive spine surgery, and cervical (neck) spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Jenis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of UMass Memorial Medical Center's residency program. 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) is conversant in Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his 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)

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

Dr. Hany Bedair specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, total hip replacement, and hip revision. On average, patients gave Dr. Bedair a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bedair attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice 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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
52 2nd Avenue; Suite 1150
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Peter Asnis' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Asnis include ACL reconstruction, PCL injury, and shoulder injury. Patients rated Dr. Asnis highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Asnis offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Asnis's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

Dr. Christopher John Kwolek, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2014 Washington Street; Suite 561
Newton Lower Fall, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Kwolek's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of lower extremity (leg) angioplasty, atherectomy, and renal artery aneurysm (RAA). Dr. Kwolek is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kwolek include: 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Renal Artery Aneurysm, Aortic Dissection, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Inferior Vena Cava Filter ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos Fernandez-Del Fernandez-Del-Castillo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Adult Gastroenterology
52 Second Avenue; Suite 1110
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Carlos Fernandez-Del-Castillo works as a general surgeon. He is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Fernandez-Del-Castillo's clinical interests encompass pancreas problems and gastrointestinal surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; For Excellence In Surgical Education; and Harvard Medical School Clifford Barger Excellence. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fernandez-Del-Castillo is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fernandez-Del-Castillo is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Pancreas Problems, Gastrointestinal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $2,646
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $687
Dr. Jack S Elder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2014 Washington Street; 6 South
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Jack Elder, who practices in Newton, MA, Boston, MA, and Danvers, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. 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 is especially interested in vesicoureteral reflux, newborn circumcision, and urinary tract infection (UTI). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Elder offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Henry Ford Health System. Dr. Elder's 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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
52 2nd Avenue; Suite 1150
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Scott Martin is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Dr. Martin's areas of expertise include the following: total shoulder replacement, hip arthroscopy, and PCL injury. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martin honors. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Martin (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Total Shoulder Replacement, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $2,438 - $6,770
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $182 - $1,159

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

Dr. James Cusack works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. His clinical interests include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and melanoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cusack takes. Dr. Cusack's education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at Tufts Medical Center. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Cusack's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Cusack's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Urogynecology
40 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Milena Weinstein sees patients in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Her medical specialty is urogynecology. Her clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), pelvic reconstructive surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Weinstein is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinstein is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Weinstein (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Maurice Albright specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Albright obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and intensive care. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His distinctions include: Castle Connolly Top Doctors; Von L. Meyer Fellowship Award; and Harvard Medical School Shore Fellowship for Scholars in Medicine. Dr. Albright speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Shriners Hospital For Children, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. 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 General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
52 Second Avenue; Suite 1110
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. David Berger specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berger include diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Berger takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Berger has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors and Surgical Residency Teaching Award. Dr. Berger (or staff) is conversant in Dutch. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Berger has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (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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