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Dr. Joseph R Madsen has the following 1 specialty
- Neurological Surgery
A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.
Dr. Joseph R Madsen has the following 21 expertise
- Muscle Spasticity
- Neural Tube Defects
- Spinal Disorders
- Intracerebral Hemorrhage (Bleeding In The Brain)
- Brain Tumor
- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
- Neurosurgical Procedures
- Crohn's Disease
- Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
- Brain Injuries
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Brain Surgery
Dr. Joseph R Madsen is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I cant say enough about Dr. Madsen, he is my hero. My daughter, Megan, was diagnosed with a very large brain tumor at 17 mos of age and the other doctors gave her no hope of coming thru, Dr. Madsen performed the 6 hour surgery and my daughter came out with no complications. He saved my daughters life and I owe my life to this man. If it wasnt for Dr. Madsen my daughter wouldnt be here today!!
Thanks to Dr. Madsen, my little girl is where she is today. She was diagnosed with an arachnoid cyst during pregnancy and Dr. Madsen placed a shunt when she was 2 months old sucessfully and has also done one tough revision since. Him and his team are amazing in every way! Because of them she is happy, healthy and excelling everyday! Without him and his team I don't think she would be where she is today! I would love to move us somewhere warm and sunny everyday but not unless I could move them with me : ). I highly recommend Dr. Madsen and Dr. Smith for the best care in Boston!
This Doctor saved my son's life. He is an amazing Doctor who knew my sons condition without even needing an xray, when 3 other Doctor's misdiagnosed his conditon. He was facing brain damage or near death, by the time I took him to see Dr Madsen, after 3 months of being told everything other than his conditon. He had not soft spot at birth. He was diagnosed with premature suture closing. The operation was a success and no brain damage at all. My son was placed on a respirator during the operation, but Dr Madsen seen him through. I owe my life to this man. This was 16 years ago. Today my son Rashard Perry is a straight A student, in college level honor classes and Valedictorian of his school. Truly a brainiac, Blessed & gifted. "We are forever grateful for the work this Doctor done in saving his life". Our gratitude is beyond the words. God Bless you Dr Madsen. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts !
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2017)
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Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Dr. Madsen is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
37 Years Experience
Harvard Medical School
Graduated in 1981
Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Joseph R Madsen accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA HMO Blue Select
- BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim ElevateHealth HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Multiplan PPO
Tufts Health Plan
- Tufts PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsBoston Childrens Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA
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