Dr. Melissa LaPinska, MD

Dr. Melissa LaPinska, MD

General Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 38
(5)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Melissa LaPinska, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Knoxville, TN. She is 38 years old and has been practicing for 12 years.

1934 Alcoa Hwy Ste 285

Knoxville, TN 37920

Contact Information

(865) 305-9620

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

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Ventral Hernia
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more than 5% of peers
Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
normal
more than 5% of peers
Lipomas
normal
more than 5% of peers

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Therapy Endoscopy
1

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
22

Conditions Treated

  • Appendicitis
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia
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Procedures

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Colectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. LaPinska has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. LaPinska's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. LaPinska to family and friends
5.0
based on 5 total reviews
Dr. LaPinska's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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Dr. LaPinska accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • 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

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Hospitals where Dr. LaPinska has admitting privileges

University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37920
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