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Dr. Yi Lu, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 43

Dr. Lu

Dr. Yi Lu, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 2005 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(617) 525-7378

Dr. Lu accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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
Open Access Plus
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
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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. Lu's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Broken Neck
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lu treats Broken Neck more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Lu treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Spondylolisthesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lu treats Spondylolisthesis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Lu treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lu treats Spine Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Lu treats this condition more than 96% 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

Dr. Lu's conditions and procedures:

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniospinal Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Treat any patients as they were my family members 

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Miami / School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
Brigham & Womens Hosp-Chldns Hosp
Residency Hospital
Brigham & Wmns Hosp
Internship Hospital
2005
Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical School
2005

Awards

Dr. Lu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lu

3.7

Based on 9 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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Both Dr.Lu and his team were highly skilled, and knowledgeable, however also had outstanding bedside manner and seemed to genuinely care about my situation and outcomes. I am a physical therapist and have already recommended patients to see him if they needed a surgical consult as well.
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Dr. Lu preformed spinal surgery on my 72 year old father... 5 hour operation it went as planned my fathers pain went from a 10 to almost completely gone. Dr Lu I would recommend to anyone that needs a neurosurgeon. Got my father back to normal in a professional and quick manner..
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Terrible incompetent doctor who caused permanent nerve damage after spinal fusion surgery and laminectomy in 2013. I suffer every day and he took no responsibility. Please save your life and go to somebody else.
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Dr. Lu is a standout in his field. I feel I owe my life and my normalcy of life to his skills, and I will forever be in his debt. Thank you Dr. Lu!!
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Dr. Lu performed a spinal fusion with laminectomy on me in Feb. 2015. I ended up with a brain bleed, three major surgeries in three weeks,major caf leak and MRSA in my spine as a result of this surgery. I now have permanent nerve damage. I suffer in chronic pain. Dr. Lu refused to acknowledge my infection. He never followed up with me only hntil one year post op. He insisted I have a SCS implanted despite my infectious disease doctor's recommendations against it. He does not listen.
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Dr. Lu performed spine surgery on my husband in August. When we met with him to discuss what type of surgery he would recommend, he was thorough and precise with his explanation of the best procedure. We put our faith in his confidence, experience, and success rate...and we are glad we did so. All went according to plan; my husband is without pain and his spine is straight. Dr. Lu's secretary was also considerate, informative, and helpful. Great experience for us.
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Dr. Lu & his staff are the best! I guess you can see my opinion based upon my evaluation review, Never have I had more faith in a Dr. than the faith I have in Dr. Lu. After listening to my symptoms descriptions, looking at test results & giving me a physical exam, he diagnosed my medical problems within 10 minutes. I nearly fainted! He carefully explained everything that I needed to know about both upcoming operations. The entire neurosurgery dept was efficient, friendly & respectful! AMEN!
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Dr. Lu provides excellent diagnostic acumen, a continuum of options and clear prognosis for procedures. His collaboration with Dr. Issa and Dr. Battacharya affords patients with wraparound services within one practice, thus eliminating the need to travel to various sites for appointments. The office staff are well efficient, kind and helpful. The med students were well prepared. I am particularly grateful to Dr. Lu's assistant; Lori Gurska, who navigated the Worker's Comp system for us.
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