Dr. David Canes, MD

Dr. David Canes, MD

Urology  |  
Male  |  
42 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. David Canes, MD is an urology doctor who practices in Burlington, MA. He is 42 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Canes is affiliated with Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

41 Mall Rd

Burlington, MA 01805
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Care Philosophy

We are here to take care of what matters most, you. Lahey Health offers access to board-certified specialists in nearly every medical specialty and more than 75 primary care practices in over 30 communities providing you with the full continuum of care, all close to home.
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Dr. Canes' Experience

Dr. Canes' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Urology
  • Board certified in Urology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Urology

Board Certifications

  • Urology
    Accredited by: American Board of Urology*

Conditions Treated

  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Blood in Semen (Hematospermia)
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureterovesical Junction
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypospadias
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Infection, Chronic
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stones
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Undescended Testicles
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Yeast Infections


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  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adrenalectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Complete Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystometry
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lithotripsy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Orchiectomy
  • Partial Nephrectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Total Cystectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Ureteroneocystostomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Uroflowmetry

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Weill Cornell Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Canes has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 100 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Canes is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Canes' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Canes to family and friends
based on 67 total reviews (21 with comments)
Dr. Canes' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (21)
in Wilmington, MA |
Working with Dr Canes to get through my Prostate Cancer was a great decision . The process Was smooth and was explained to the smallest detail. Outcome was great with side effects being minimal.
Nashua, NH |
I recently had a prostate cancer surgery that Dr Canes performed at the Parkland Medical Center. Dr. Canes and the rest of the staff were excellent and I am very pleased with how everything went and would highly recommend him.
in MA |
As an anesthesia provider, I have worked with surgeons for years. Dr. Canes calmly & methodically walked me thru each step after a high-grade prostate cancer diagnosis. He instilled a sense of calm & confidence. 5 months after laparoscopic robotic prostatectomy, I have not had one drop of incontinence. Dr. Canes is a technical artist who is compassionate, professional & meticulous. He is highly-regarded among his medical & surgical peers. I am fortunate & grateful to have had him as my surgeon!
in Portsmouth, NH |
I was diagnosed with early onset Prostate Cancer and after a discussion with my primary, local urologist knew a visit with a surgeon was in order. He recommended Dr. Canes, Dr. Canes careful, and respectful approach helped me to make the right decision. My surgery was 100% successful and I am glad that I didn't wait, which could have increased complications. My neighbor was also a patient, same surgery, and same amazing outcome.
in Pelham, NH |
Very informative mild mannered drew charts explaining what to expect during biopsy took to him like a bee goes to honey and that was just the consultation. I will do whatever he recommends thank you Dr. Canes
in Londonderry, NH |
Dr. Canes through an annual prostrate screening and subsequent testing discovered I had an aggressive form of prostrate cancer. Dr. Canes took time to completely explain to me my condition and the options available to me (surgery vs. radiology). He also sent me to a radiologist who further explained this options. I chose surgery. Dr. Canes performed robotic surgery on my prostrate and lymph nodes. The surgery was successfully completed. I am in good health and functioning fully.
NH |
I'm 61 and on the other side of the Canes/DaVinci magic. The night before surgery my wife and I wept, and two months after surgery my life is no different except for the addition of dear, Halfa Viagra. I recognize my good fortune, however, I think I contributed to it by selecting Dr. Canes. He's done over a thousand prostate procedures with the DaVinci machine and, equally important, he's warm and caring. I can't say enough about this dedicated man with world-class surgical skills. Grateful.
in Newbury, NH |
At age 57 after unfavorable results of my prostate biopsy were delivered my wife researched Da Vinci robotic surgeons and found Dr. Canes. His reviews and results were encouraging. After surgery this past Halloween, I am now cancer free, my sexual function is back and after 3 months, I was again fully continent. My overall experience couldn't have been better. I highly recommend Dr. Canes to others and I thank you Dr. for your professionalism, expertise and positive outcomes...
Sandown, NH |
Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you to the most awesome doctor!! On January 31 Dr Canes performed surgery on a close relative. I can't say enough good about this man. I'll never forget the smile he had on his face when he delivered such great news. He's not only an exceptional surgeon but he cared so deeply about his patient and our family. We actually received a phone call during surgery letting us know that the surgery was going well. Lahey clinic is so very fortunate to have you Dr Canes!!
in Londonderry, NH |
Dr. Canes came highly recommended to me after I received the diagnosis of Prostate Cancer. I could not be more pleased with the recommendation to consult with him. After explaining my diagnosis and options available, we decided that a Robotic Assisted Prostatectomy was the treatment of choice. I feel fortunate to have had such a talented, skilled Surgeon available to me. My surgery was a success and I have no side effects. I recommend him 100%, without reservation.
in Chester |
Dr. Canes is an skilled physician and surgeon.I found him to be a genuine ,sensitive, and skilled listener to me as his patient. This is a unique attribute in a provider. He give me accurate and important information as I approached surgery.
in Arlington, MA |
Dr. Canes is a high experienced and caring physician who connects well with his patient's. His experience, knowledge and skills as a surgeon, gave me great confidence that I was is excellent hands before, during and after my procedure. He listens intently and is very in tune with his patient's needs. He kept me and my Wife informed about my condition and progress throughout my treatment. I have already recommended Dr. Canes to two other people with the same condition, who reached out to me.
in Georgetown, Maine |
Professionally, Dr Canes exhibits a unique combination of technical proficiency and patient empathy. He is highly competent, a recognized leader in his field, with a confident, reassuring manner. He listens carefully, he is kind and thoughtful. A remarkable surgeon.
Hudson, NH |
I was referred to Dr. Canes after results of a high PSA test. After meeting with Dr. Canes, I had a prostate biopsy and was diagnosed with intermediate prostate cancer. I chose to have Dr. Canes perform robotic prostatectomy on me and it was the best decision I could have made. Not only am I now cancer free but due to the skills of Dr. Canes, I have no side effects from the surgery. Dr. Canes is a highly skilled and compassionate physician and surgeon and I would highly recommend him.
in Webster, NH |
Very precise and meticulous, takes nothing for granted. Showed genuine concern, and treated me as a unique individual. Looked at the big picture, and made me feel at ease with his expertise.
in Nottingham, NH |
This Dr. knows his stuff. Having done hundreds of robotic surgeries he is the best. If I was told I had to do it again tomorrow, he would do it for me. Everything went as smoothly as possible with him. He was compassionate, caring, professional, and the type of Dr. a scared patient looking at prostate cancer wants to have on his side. Don't put off being checked for this disease. If it shows up with a PSA, have it taken care of. His staff of nurses are unbelievable. They are the best.
in Derry, NH |
Dr. Canes perform my radical prostatectomy in April 2016. I found him to be very thorough, patient and compassionate from initial consultation to diagnosis and treatment. I never felt like just another patient when I dealt with Dr. Canes or anyone in his staff and they really took an interest in my situation and the fact that I am a relatively young man with a family and a scary diagnosis. My surgery was successful and I am cured. I experienced NO incontinence or erectile disfunction.
in Amesbury, MA |
On Feb 23rd 2016 I was wheeled into the operating theater at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass where my surgeon, Dr. David Canes, performed robotic assisted surgery to remove my prostate and lymph nodes because of a cancerous nodule on the prostate. I was so glad it was Dr. Cane who did that procedure for me. Why Dr. Canes? First because he has done this procedure over 4000 times. He usually does at least 4 robo-prostatectomies per week.
in Derry, NH |
Dr. Canes is an outstanding physician and surgeon. He removed my cancerous prostate on March 21, 2016. His technical expertise is superior. He carefully took the time to outline the procedure I had in advance, even drawing a picture for a visual learner like myself to help me understand the nature of the operation. The care he took to follow up with me after the surgery was also excellent. I would highly recommend without reservation Dr. Canes as a urologist and surgeon to anyone.
in Pepperell, ma |
Very patient, explained everything, excellent staff From the front desk in Derry, nh to the nurses and physicians assistant. This is how health care should be!
in Maine |
Superb radical prostatectomy with a minimum of post surgery discomfit. Nerves were spared and urinary continence was restored after two months.
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Dr. Canes accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Canes has admitting privileges

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
41 Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01805
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