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We found 93 general surgeons who accept Tufts Health Plan near Newton, MA.

Dr. Frederick F Bartlett, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
300 Mt Auburn Street; Suite 407
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Frederick Bartlett practices general surgery and vascular surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Bartlett (or staff) speaks Portuguese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic surgery and endovascular disease. He is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Mount Auburn Hospital. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bartlett honors. Dr. Bartlett has received professional recognition including the following: BIDMC Resident Teaching Award; Deaconess-Harvard Surgical Service John L.; and Rowbotham Award For Excellence In Teaching. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Varicose Veins, Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Endovascular Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Henning Arthur Gaissert, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2014 Washington Street; 3rd Floor - North
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Henning Gaissert is a physician who specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gaissert include esophageal cancer, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and lung cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gaissert accepts. Dr. Gaissert attended Technical University Munich, Faculty of Medicine and Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Gaissert has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Faculty Teaching Award, Dept Of Surg, Brown; and the University. Dr. Gaissert (or staff) is conversant in German and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Foundation Medical Partners. Dr. Gaissert is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Surgical Procedures, Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Thymoma, ... (Read more)

Alan Hackford, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
736 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Alan Hackford sees patients in Brighton, MA and Boston, MA. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Hackford (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. Dr. Hackford graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, and First Health are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hackford takes. Dr. Hackford has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctors in Boston in Colon and Rectal Surgery; Top Doctors in America; and Top Doctors in America, US news and World Report. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Christopher John Kwolek, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2014 Washington Street; Suite 561
Newton Lower Fall, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Kwolek, who practices in Boston, MA, Newton, MA, and Newton Lower Falls, MA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include lower extremity (leg) angioplasty, atherectomy, and renal artery aneurysm (RAA). Dr. Kwolek is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Kwolek graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; the University Of Kentucky Master Teacher Award; and Who's Who - National Registry. Dr. Kwolek is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Renal Artery Aneurysm, Aortic Dissection, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Stent Placement, Surgical ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. James Cusack is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Cusack (or staff) speaks German. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Cusack include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and melanoma. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cusack accepts. Dr. Cusack's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; America's Top Doctors for Cancer; and Boston Top Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Melanoma

Allen Davis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
736 Cambridge Street; Cardinal Cushing Pavilion, 6th Floor
Brighton, MA
 

Dr. Allen Davis sees patients in Brighton, MA. His medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Davis takes Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, Aetna, and more. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery; Fellow, American College of Surgeons.; and Tufts University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Russian. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Catherine C Chen, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
300 Longwood Avenue; Fegan, 3rd Floor, Department of Surgery
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Catherine Chen sees patients in Boston, MA and Peabody, MA. Her medical specialties are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Mandarin. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include hydrocele, umbilical hernia, and neonatal surgery. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA). She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Medicaid, and Tufts Health Plan. Dr. Chen has received the following distinctions: Henry Asbury Christian Award, Harvard Medical School; Merck Sharp & Dohme Scholarship of the American College of Surgeons; and Winner, MA Chapter of the ACS Resident Prize Essay Competition. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chen's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Umbilical Hernia, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Neonatal Surgery, Circumcision, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cameron Dorrans Wright, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2000 Washington Street; Suite 665 - Green
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Cameron Wright is a general surgeon and chest surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wright include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Wright graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Wright is professionally affiliated with Foundation Medical Partners, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Endarterectomy, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Rita Marie Sadowski, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
200 Boylston Street; Suite 315
Chestnut Hill, MA
 

Dr. Rita Sadowski is a medical specialist in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sadowski include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Her professional affiliations include Newton-Wellesley Hospital, MetroWest Medical Center, and Milford Regional Medical Center. Dr. Sadowski graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sadowski's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

Dr. Russell W Jennings, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
300 Longwood Avenue; Fegan 3
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Russell Jennings is a specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Boston, MA. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jennings include esophageal surgery, hydrocele, and neonatal surgery. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital Boston and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Jennings attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Jennings average 5.0 stars out of 5. Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jennings takes. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; 1997-Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching; and Nomination University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Jennings is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Umbilical Hernia, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neonatal Surgery, Circumcision, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank William Sellke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Frank Sellke's medical specialty is general surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests encompass heart tumor and heart surgery. Dr. Sellke takes several insurance carriers, including Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, and Medicaid. Before performing his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Sellke attended Indiana University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: National Institutes of Health Grants; Top Surgeons in American; and Indiana University School of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Sellke is conversant in German. He is affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Tumor, Heart Valve Repair, Aortic Disease, Surgical Procedures, Heart Surgery

Omar Yusef Kudsi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Omar Kudsi's specialty is general surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kudsi completed his residency training at Lankenau Medical Center. He has a special interest in abdominal surgery. Dr. Kudsi accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Great-West Healthcare, and AARP, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of IRCAD - Strasbourg, France. Visiting Fellow Award (Society of American GastroIntestinal Surgeons). He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Medical Center (Brockton, MA). He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Surgery

Dr. Michele Annette Gadd, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
108 Willard Road
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Michele Gadd works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. She obtained her medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gadd include breast cancer and nipple-sparing mastectomy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gadd honors. Dr. Gadd has received professional recognition including the following: Ma Dept Of Public Health Grant For Breast Cancer.; American Cancer Society Career Development Award; and To Study Breast Cancer.. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Foundation Medical Partners, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer, Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

Dr. Donald T Hess Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
300 Longwood Avenue; Fegan, 3rd Floor, Department of Surgery
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Donald Hess works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Hess (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hess include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and hernia surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Hess attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He accepts Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and **Specializes in Bariatric Surgery**. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Surgical Procedures, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle Connolly Specht, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2000 Washington Street; Main Floor
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Michelle Specht is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. She is especially interested in breast issues and nipple-sparing mastectomy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Specht accepts. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital, Dr. Specht attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Specht include: Gt Shires Award In Surgery; The 100 Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Ceneter; and Top Doctors Caste Connolly. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Issues, Cancer, Lymphedema, Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

Dr. Robert Cooper Shamberger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Robert Shamberger sees patients in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Lexington, MA. His medical specialties are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Shamberger (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and leukemia. Dr. Shamberger is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shamberger include: Boston Super Doctors and Sub-Board Certifications in Pediatric Surgery. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Umbilical Hernia, Circumcision, Hernia Surgery, Solid Tumor, ... (Read more)

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What is General Surgery?

A general surgeon is a specialist who performs many different kinds of operations, with a focus on those located in the chest and abdomen. General surgeons have specific knowledge about anatomy, surgical techniques, and wound care that allows them to excel at a wide variety of procedures.

While a general surgeon can perform many different kinds of operations, there are a few types that are most common in general surgery. They include:
  • Mastectomies and breast cancer removal
  • Laparoscopic abdominal surgery, including hernia repairs and weight loss surgery
  • Colorectal surgery to treat conditions such as intestinal polyps or Crohn’s disease
  • Abdominal transplants, such as kidney transplants or liver transplants
  • Emergency surgery, performing all different kinds of needed surgery in an emergency department

A general surgery residency requires the doctor to have direct experience in ten widely different areas, including abdominal procedures, pediatric surgery, removing cancer, and repairing trauma. General surgeons have the ability to examine patients, perform biopsies, and plan care. They can prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and manage complications. They are operation experts, from diagnosis through recovery.