Dr. Robert J Banco MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Robert Banco is an orthopedic surgeon in Newton, Massachusetts. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care North Shore. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 32 years. He is one of 58 doctors at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and one of 3 at Spaulding Hospital for Continuing Medical Care North Shore who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of Massachusetts
Residency, General Surgery, 1982 - 1983

University of Massachusetts
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1984 - 1988

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Class of 1982

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Mild diabetes is not a contraindication for surgical decompression in cervical spondylotic myelopathy: results of the AOSpine North America multicenter prospective study (CSM).
Arnold, P. M.,Fehlings, M. G.,Kopjar, B.,Yoon, S. T.,Massicotte, E. M.,Vaccaro, A. R.,Brodke, D. S.,Shaffrey, C. I.,Smith, J. S.,Woodard, E. J.,Banco, R. J.,Chapman, J. R.,Janssen, M. E.,Bono, C. M.,Sasso, R. C.,Dekutoski, M. B.,Gokaslan, Z. L.

Polymorphic variation of the guanosine triphosphate cyclohydrolase 1 gene predicts outcome in patients undergoing surgical treatment for lumbar degenerative disc disease.
Kim, D.H., Dai, F., Belfer, I., Banco, R.J., Martha, J.F., Tighiouart, H., Tromanhauser, S.G., Jenis, L.G., Hunter, D.J., Schwartz, C.E.

Efficacy of silicate-substituted calcium phosphate ceramic in posterolateral instrumented lumbar fusion.
Jenis, L.G., Banco, R.J.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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