Dr. Robert J. Banco, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Boston Spine Care Group 25 Washington St Unit 1B, Wellesley, MA 02481 Get Directions
(617) 219-6300

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Dr. Banco received his BA degree from Gettysburg College, and his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He...Read more

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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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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tumor

Procedures Performed

  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection

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    No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Georgetown University School Of Medicine
  • Internship Hospital
    Umass Memorial Med Center
  • Residency Hospital
    Ummc

    Completed in 1988

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Nebh

    Completed in 1989

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • 2010 Tufts Orthopedic Residency Teaching Award, 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Banco says...

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 University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Then he completed a spine fellowship at the New England Baptist Hospital.

Dr. Banco was spine section chief of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery for New England Baptist Hospital from 1997-2007. During his tenure as chief at NEBH, the spine section expanded from six surgeons to fourteen. The spine section produced over 150 publications and presentations and took part in 12 FDA IDE studies. After 10 years as chief, Dr. Banco decided to step down so that he could pursue other academic initiatives. For over 15 years, Dr. Banco was the president and senior partner at the Boston Spine Group. In 2015, he started the Boston Spine Care Group practice.

Dr. Banco keeps current on medical knowledge by instructing various courses locally and nationally. His research interests include the outcome of lumbar fusions, cervical myopathy, cervical and lumbar interbody fusion devices, bone graft substitutes, prosthetic disc replacement devices, and image guided surgery. In 2013, The Becker's Spine Review listed Dr. Banco as one of the top 102 spine surgeons who have made significant contributions to the field of spine surgery through research, innovation or leadership positions.

Dr. Banco currently is an associate clinical professor in the orthopaedic surgery department at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is also a member of the Society of Lateral Access Surgery (SOLAS®), an organization with the intent is to foster research, training initiatives, and peer-to-peer communication that help define and advance the science and art of lateral access surgery and, particularly, the XLIF® approach. SOLAS was created by and is solely supported by funding from NuVasive®, Inc. SOLAS is shaping the future of lateral access spine surgery through collaboration among members, sharing of ideas, and the promotion of less invasive techniques that benefit patient, physician, and hospital.

Dr. Banco is licensed and board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.