Dr. Yi Lu, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 45
  
Dr. Lu
Accepting new patients

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Neurosciences Center

60 Fenwood Rd Fl 1 Boston, MA 02115

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(800) 294-9999

Dr. Yi Lu, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Boston, MA. Dr. Lu has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Brigham And Women's Faulkner Hospital and Brigham And Women's Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lu to book an appointment.


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Dr. Lu accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 86% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Broken Neck
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Spondylolisthesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

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Dr. Lu's conditions and procedures:

  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • 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 Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Dr. Lu's Reviews

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3.9

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Doctor Lu, treated my dislocated disk and I am not longer in pain. He was so patient and professional. His staff was very attentive and caring. I am pain free thanks to Doctor Lu and his wonderful staff. God bless you all
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Luzmar Centeno – May 14, 2020
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I've been told for years "there's no reason for you to be in so much pain". Dr's didn't believe me. On the second visit, Dr Lu gave me a diagnosis. I finally had an answer and a treatment plan. I'm forever grateful that I found Dr Lu. I would recommend him 100%.
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SJ Borges – Oct 02, 2019
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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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PT patient in Boston, MA – Aug 20, 2018
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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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Nik Anifantis in Mansfield , MA – Jul 20, 2018
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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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Tewksbury, MA – Jul 10, 2017
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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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Susan Brown in Pomfret Center – Mar 03, 2017
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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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Former patient in Massachusetts – Mar 02, 2017
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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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MBJ in Lexington, MA – Dec 07, 2016
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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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Ms Sheila P Silva in Pawtucket, RI – Aug 20, 2016
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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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Dr. William T. Anderson in Pomfret Center, CT – Aug 19, 2016
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About Me

Treat any patients as they were my family members 

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Children'S Hospital Boston
Residency Hospital
Children'S Hospital Boston
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Chinese
  • English

Awards

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  • Does Dr. Lu communicate via email?

    Yes, 1 patient said they communicate via email

  • Does Dr. Lu offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Lu offers telehealth services or virtual visits

  • Does Dr. Lu offer an online patient portal?

    Yes, 1 patient said they offer an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Lu have free onsite parking?

    Yes, 1 patient said they have free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Lu offer weekend visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Lu offers weekend visits

  • Does Dr. Lu offer evening visits?

    No, 1 user indicated that they do not offer evening visits

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Locations

Practice

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Neurosciences Center60 Fenwood Rd Fl 1 Boston, MA 02115
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Brigham and Women's Neurosurgery of Mansfield200 Copeland Dr Mansfield, MA 02048
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Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, Comprehensive Spine Center1153 Centre St Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Brigham And Women's Faulkner Hospital

Boston, MA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Brigham And Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)