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Dr. Melissa LaPinska, MD

General Surgery ·  Female · Age 40

Dr. LaPinska

University Surgeons Associates

1934 Alcoa Hwy Ste 285 Knoxville, TN 37920

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Dr. Melissa LaPinska, MD is a general surgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 8 years. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine in 2005 and specializes in general surgery and therapy endoscopy.


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Biography

Dr. Melissa LaPinska, MD is a general surgery specialist in Knoxville, TN and has been practicing for 8 years. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine in 2005 and specializes in general surgery and therapy endoscopy.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Therapy Endoscopy

Board Certifications

Education

2011
Case Western Res U/Univ Hosps Cleveland
Fellowship Hospital
2010
University Of Virginia Health System
Residency Hospital
2005
Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine
Medical School
2000
Tennessee Technological University
Undergraduate School
2011
2010
2005
2000

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(865) 305-9620

Dr. LaPinska accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
MVP Health Care
POMCO Group
Principal Life
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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. LaPinska's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ventral Hernia
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Dr. LaPinska treats Ventral Hernia more than 5% of her peers

Dr. LaPinska treats this condition more than 5% of her peers

Breast Lump
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Dr. LaPinska treats Breast Lump more than 5% of her peers

Dr. LaPinska treats this condition more than 5% of her peers

Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. LaPinska performs Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 5% of her peers

Dr. LaPinska performs this procedure more than 5% of her peers

Dr. LaPinska's conditions and procedures:

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Ventral Hernia

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