Dr. Yi Lu, MD

Dr. Yi Lu, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
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Dr. Yi Lu, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Columbia University / College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 2005 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

75 Francis St

Boston, MA 02115

Contact Information

(617) 525-7378

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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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

Care Philosophy

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

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Dr. Lu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lu

4.0

Based on 8 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...Read More
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Aetna
Choice Plus Test POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card Test 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) Test PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan Test PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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