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Dr. Robert Banco, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 64

Dr. Banco

Boston Spine Care Group

25 Washington St Unit 1B Wellesley, MA 02481

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Dr. Robert Banco, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Wellesley, MA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine and specializes in orthopedic surgery and minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery.


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3.8

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Dr Banco destroyed my spine and nerves into my pelvis. Since then I have had 14 surgeries and have permanent spinal cord damage from his surgery where he put screws into my spinal cord
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I cannot tell you how highly I recommend Dr. Banco !!! I had 3 back surgeries in my twenties and he did a 10 hour surgery 15 years later. He saw me when nobody gave me hope. He was very honest and told me exactly what it would be like and honest about not getting rid of all the pain. He also did a fusion on my 15 daughter and my husband. There is NO other surgeon I would recommend as highly as Dr Banco. He will tell you if surgery will not help and will give you other alternatives if possible!
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This Doctor is nothing short of the Best. He is there when u need him.His skills are heavenly.The man gave me more from surgery than I thought I would get.4 months out. Functioning finer than frog hairs now. Eric Floyd.
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I had the same problem, every Doctor I saw said it was muscluar problem. I was sent to Dr Banco, who found two vertabre in need of repair. Had the surgery in 2015, and all my problem were better than before. No one can get rid of arthitis, and that is the only problem I have now.
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I had 2 discs removed by Dr Banco and hardware put in place. Upon waking up I had bad problems. He performed a second surgery to remove a badly placed bolt as it had hit soft tissue. I did not get better but worse . Dr Banco refused to help me. Went to Leahy Clinic. They found all the hardware had been installed wrong and was hitting soft tissue and had it all removed. Dr Banco did offer me an anti -depressant prescription. How thoughtful !
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I can't say enough about this amazing man ! I'm 39 year old woman who was suffering since 19 with severe neck and shoulder pain . I had been seen by many other specialists who told me repeatedly it was muscles. Well one MRI and 15 mins with Dr. B and all the years of pain were now able to be fixed . I was scared to death to do the surgery but he was patient and kind, I finally got up the nerve to do it in June 2016 ! It's my new birthday because now I'm better than I've been since my teen years!
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I read the review where the person left a bad review of Dr . Banco. I can only imagine that the reviewer didn't follow the instructions from the doctor after surgery. Dr. Banco repaired a serious back injury of mine in 2004. He was absolutely the most honest doctor I've ever met. He told me upfront that even though he could repair the mechanical issues of my spine, getting rid of the pain was something that probably wouldn't happen. I can walk today due to the ability of Dr Banco.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Banco received his BA degree from Gettysburg College, and his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his surgical internship, bone biology and metabolism fellowship, and his orthopaedic residency at the Univers...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Umass Memorial Med Center
Internship Hospital
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1989
NEBH
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Ummc
Residency Hospital
1989
1988

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • 2010 Tufts Orthopedic Residency Teaching Award, 2010

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(617) 219-6300

Dr. Banco accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts POS
Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
WellPoint
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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Dr. Banco's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Banco treats Spinal Stenosis more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Banco treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Banco treats Spine Disorders more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Banco treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis
Spondylosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Banco treats Spondylosis more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Banco treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Banco's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoporosis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Tumor

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