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Dr. Banco specializes in up-to-date care for all conditions affecting the adolescent and adult spine, including acute and chronic low back and neck pain.

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Boston Spine Care Group - Robert J. Banco, MD, PC  

Accepting New Patients?

Yes, Dr. Robert J. Banco is accepting new patients at this office.


(617) 219-6355


25 Washington Street, Unit 1B, Wellesley, MA 02481

Office Details

Doctor Specialty Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Languages Spoken English

Insurance Accepted  

Please contact the doctor’s office to inquire about insurance.

About Dr. Banco
Dr. Banco


Robert J. Banco, M.D. is currently an associate clinical professor in the orthopaedic surgery department at Tufts University School of Medicine.

He received his BA degree from Gettysburg College, and his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Banco completed his surgical internship, bone biology and metabolism fellowship, and his orthopaedic residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. A spine fellowship was completed at the New England Baptist Hospital. Dr. Banco was spine section chief of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery for New England Baptist Hospital from 1997-2007. During his tenure as chief at NEBH, the spine section expanded from six surgeons to fourteen. The spine section produced over 150 publications and presentations and took part in 12 FDA IDE studies. After 10 years as chief, Dr. Banco decided to step down so that he could pursue other academic initiatives.

Dr. Banco keeps current on medical knowledge by instructing various courses locally and nationally. His research interests include the outcome of lumbar fusions, cervical and lumbar interbody fusion devices, bone graft substitutes, prosthetic disc replacement devices, and image guided surgery. He has received over $1 million in grants for his medical research. In 2013, The Becker’s Spine Review listed Dr. Banco as one of the top 102 spine surgeons who have made significant contributions to the field of spine surgery through research, innovation or leadership positions.

Dr. Banco is licensed and board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, and the New England Spine Study Group. Dr. Banco was awarded the 2010 Tufts Orthopedic Residency Teaching Award. He received the Castle Connolly Patient’s Choice Award (2011, 2013 – 2014), Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 and 2013), the Castle Connolly Top Doctor award (2009-2013), and has been selected to The Best Doctors in America each year since 2009.



Conditions Treated 

  • Herniated Discs
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Tumors

Services & Procedures

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spine Surgery

Special Interests  

  • Back and Neck Arthritis
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Neck and Low Back Pain
  • spine and musculoskeletal conditions, sports injury, scoliosis, Work comp and Motor Vehicle injury
  • Spine Care
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Injury
  • Spine Problems
  • Spine Surgeon
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine Tumor

Education & Training  

Medical School


  • University of Massachusetts Medical CenterWorcester, MA
    Residency in Orthopedic Surgery


  • New England Baptist HospitalBoston, Massachusetts
    Fellowship in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Languages Spoken  

  • English

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