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Dr. Geoffrey Van Flandern, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 56

Dr. Van Flandern

Longwood Orthopedic Associates

830 Boylston St Ste 106 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

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Dr. Geoffrey Van Flandern, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chestnut Hill, MA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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4.4

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So far, so good!. I had an Anterior approach, R Total Hip replacement on 10/03/19. Plan is to have the second hip done on 12/02/19 and then be playing golf again by February, 2020. Very keen focus on rehab on hip 1 while preparing for hip 2. He has always been prompt, informative and responsive. I really enjoy the focus and his primarily biz related interactions. Staff is fantastic. Referred to Dr. Van Flandern by head of anesthesiology who supports all of Baptist OR work as well as a peer physician who had both of his hips done by Dr. Van Flandern as well. Two powerful referrals!
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I had a great experience with Dr. Van Flandern. My surgery went very well, I had no complications. Good and speedy recovery!
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He's excellent. I had an Anterior approach, Total Hip replacement on 4/12/18. Was playing golf again while walking the course on 6/23/18. He was always prompt, informative and responsive. A real pro. His entire office team is excellent.
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Took 9 months to abate moderately severe pain after a hemi knee replacement. H never believed the pain was that bad. Some time later when I was in severe pain & needed help before a long trip I saw his PA who took an x-ray & showed it to him. VF said the hemi was fine & do some PT. When I arived at my new destination & was in tears with pain another orthopaedist showed me on new studies how much arthritis was under the kneecap & how the outside of the knee was bone on bone.
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I chose Dr. Van Flandern based on recommendations from others. Anterior THR, three weeks ago. I've already recommended him to others. I thought he was highly responsive to my questions, highly professional, and also have been very impressed with the support that his office and staff provide. I'm sure there are many other options out there, without question I would (and do) highly recommend Dr. Van Flandern.
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Just had my four/five year follow-up!! Five yrs for my bilateral hip replacements, and four yrs for bilateral knee replacements. Dr. van Flandern is not only an excellent surgeon, but also a compassionate, caring one. Yes, I have had to wait for my appt, but I have never felt rushed during my appts. He would tell me when he would not be coming to the hospital, but he would never fail to call to ask how I was coming along. My questions were always answered thoroughly!
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I was appalled by his lack of compassion and professionalism. I had a hip labral repair and suffered with pain for months after surgery. He continuously downplayed my pain and was very disrespectful. Dr Van Flandern was not pro-active in my care and 9 months out I am still in pain. I was so put off by some of his remarks that I finally spoke with a mediator at New England Baptist. Unfortunately for me, he is not employed by NEBH
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Dr van flandern just did my third revision of my left hip. He is an amazing surgeon who is both incredibly knowledgeable and compassionate at the same time. He happened to be off for the weekend after he did my surgery but he called me at the hospital every morning to check in with me. I am very grateful that I have him as my dr. He explained that my case is very complex but he was willing to tackle it as long as I understood that it was going to be a long and painful road.
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He was knowledgeable, compassionate, and a very good surgeon. I would highly recommend Dr. Van Flandern and the New England Baptist Hospital for any orthopedic surgery you might need.
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Hip replacement. Excellent experience! Wish I did it sooner - feeling great! Thank you Dr Van Flandern!
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Biography

Dr. Geoffrey Van Flandern, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chestnut Hill, MA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1989 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

New England Baptist Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Northwestern U/McGaw Med Center
Residency Hospital
Northwestern U/McGaw Med Center
Internship Hospital
1989
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
1989

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(617) 277-1205

Dr. Van Flandern accepts the following insurance:

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
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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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. Van Flandern's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hip Resurfacing
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Van Flandern performs Hip Resurfacing more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Van Flandern performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Birmingham Hip Resurfacing
Chronic Pelvic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Van Flandern treats Chronic Pelvic Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Van Flandern treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Van Flandern treats Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Van Flandern treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Van Flandern's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

86% Patient experience rating, 17% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)