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Francis Xavier Vacanti, MD





Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine

Clinical Interests
  • Anesthesia for plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Anesthesia for pediatric surgery
  • Anesthesia for ambulatory surgery
Medical Education
  • MD, Nebraska Health System
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Anesthesiology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group

Research & Publications

Select Recent Publications:

Vacanti FX.  PHEMA as a fibrous capsule-resistant breast prosthesis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004 Mar;113(3):949-52. PMID: 15108887 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Vacanti FX, Kwun BD. Carbon dioxide at anesthetic levels protects against irreversible damage during spinal cord ischemia. J Surg Res. 1996 Apr;62(1):59-62. PMID: 8606511 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Vacanti FX, Kwun BD. Vascular occlusion produced over 24 hours increases spinal cord tolerance to occlusion. J Surg Res. 1996 Apr;62(1):29-31. PMID: 8606505 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Kwun BD, Vacanti FX. Mild hypothermia protects against irreversible damage during prolonged spinal cord ischemia. J Surg Res. 1995 Dec;59(6):780-2. PMID: 8538181 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Vacanti CA, Silbert BS, Vacanti FX. Fentanyl-induced muscle rigidity as affected by pretreatment with amantadine hydrochloride. J Clin Anesth. 1992 Jul-Aug;4(4):282-4. PMID: 1419008 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-8406
Fax: 617-726-5845

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