Dr. Bob Carter, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Carter
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Mass General Neurosurgery

55 Fruit St # White Boston, MA 02114

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(617) 726-8583

Dr. Bob Carter, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Boston, MA. Dr. Carter has more experience with Cranial Neurosurgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Carter to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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(617) 726-8583

Dr. Carter accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
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 Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Blue Shield of California
Basic PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
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
Tufts PPO
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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Frequently Treated by Dr. Carter

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Carter treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Carter treats other conditions, please contact the office at (617) 726-8583.

Cranial Neurosurgery

Cranial neurosurgeons perform surgical procedures that involve opening or passing through the skull to treat conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.Compare with other Cranial Neurosurgery specialists.

Typically treats 70% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Brain Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

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Dr. Carter's conditions and procedures:

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

Dr. Carter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Carter

4.6

Based on 21 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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I am a California resident that was seeking a Neurosurgeon for a Meningioma. After consulting with Dr. Carter, I decided to travel to Massachusetts General Hospital to have the surgery. His expertise along with his ability to communicate with his patients is exceptional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Thomas M. Love – Jul 13, 2019
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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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Mar 25, 2019
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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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Carla Parra / Jordan Conner in La Jolla , CA – Feb 08, 2019
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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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About Me

Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Biography

Bob S. Carter is Professor and Chief of Neurosurgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he specializes in the treatment of primary brain tumors...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1998
Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School
Residency Hospital
1993
Harvard Medical School-Massachusetts General Hospital
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1992

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Locations

Mass General Neurosurgery

Mass General Neurosurgery55 Fruit St # White Boston, MA 02114
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Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
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