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Dr. Bob Carter, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 55

Dr. Carter

Dr. Bob Carter, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(617) 726-8583

Dr. Carter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Shield of California
Basic PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Federal Employee Program (FEP)
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Health Plans
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Carter's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Meningiomas
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carter treats Meningiomas more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Carter treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carter performs Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Carter performs this procedure more than 79% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Complex Skull Base Surgery
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Aneurysm
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Skull Base Surgery
Brain Surgery
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Carter performs Brain Surgery more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Carter performs this procedure more than 62% of his peers

Dr. Carter's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

About Me

Dr. Carter's goal is to try to help patients navigate the complexities of treatment for brain tumor and brain vascular lesions. By focusing on a multidisciplinary strategy with outstanding colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusett...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1998
Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School
Residency Hospital
1993
Harvard Medical School-Massachusetts General Hospital
Internship Hospital
1992
Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1998
1993
1992

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1992

Dr. Carter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Carter

4.5

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
85%
(17)
4 Stars
5%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
10%
(2)

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What People Say About Dr. Bob Carter, MD
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Dr. Carter and his team are great. He operated on me in 2018 and changed my life. I don't say that lightly. I was diagnosed with a rare tumor in my left temporal lobe. Dr. Carter operated on me in 2018. He exercises great judgement and direction. If you are looking for a brain surgeon with great bedside manger, meet him and the team. I also want to say that the entire MGH team from pre-surgery to post operative care was spectacular. His team goes above and beyond.
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My son was a patient of Dr. Carter at UCSD....we had a wonderful experience with him. I would travel there if or when necessary so he could continue my son's care.
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Dr. Carter is exceptionally talented!! He was able to remove 99.9 percent of my epidermoid tumor, without impacting the nerves surrounded it. The other neurosurgeons that I had consulted with had estimated that they could remove about 80 percent of it, and a second surgery would be needed to remove the remaining 20 percent later down the line. Kudos to Dr. Carter and his staff! Couldn't be more pleased.
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