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Division of General Surgery

The idea of surgery can be stressful, whether you have chosen to undergo surgery or are facing an emergency procedure. Our highly trained surgeons and support staff in Tufts Medical Center’s General Surgery Division have the skills to set your mind at ease.
Nurse comforting patient before a colon and rectal surgery.
General Surgery

Our team of highly trained surgeons is experienced in all aspects of general surgery, including surgery for hernias, gallbladder disease and disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. We also have dedicated specialists in the management of both benign and malignant diseases. In many instances, you may be eligible for a minimally invasive (laparoscopic) procedure that can decrease pain and speed healing.

World-class care from a world-class team

Every patient is different. That’s why we have built a group of surgeons that can address your individual needs. We are skilled in general surgery to treat routine concerns such as bowel obstructions, appendicitis, cholangitis, hernias and infections. But our team also performs surgeries in a number of specialty fields including surgical oncology, colorectal surgery, bariatric surgery and trauma/critical care services.

Within these specialties, we are proud to offer state-of-the-art services, including hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) to remove difficult-to-treat abdominal tumors. The General Surgery Division’s Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program is one of just a few Centers of Excellence in HIPEC in the United States. Our surgeons also help staff our Breast Health Center, the longest-standing multidisciplinary breast center in New England. Led by Roger Graham, MD, a “Best of Boston” surgeon, the staff of the General Surgery Division works together with oncologists, endocrinologists, nutritionists, psychiatrists and other experts to provide exceptional surgical care that puts patients first.

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Residencies + fellowships

The General Surgery Residency Program is an ACGME full-accreditation program hosted by the Department of Surgery. In October 2011, we were given a 4-year accreditation from the Resident Review Committee.

The Residency Program prepares doctors for careers in surgical care, research and education. Learn more about our exceptional training program.

Our leadership

Our leadership team gives us the guidance and support we need to ensure that the clinical, research and training goals of the department are met.

Beth Phelan, RN comforting a pre surgery patient in stretcher in hallway in Lowell General Hospital's Heart and Vascular department.
Our locations

From regular office visits to inpatient stays, our specialists across Tufts Medicine offer the best in healthcare, when and where our patients need it.

Fellow Mossab Aljuaid, MD/PhD in an EP (electrophysiology)lab procedure at Tufts Medical Center.
Our doctors + care team

Our specialists and care team members across Tufts Medicine deliver unmatched healthcare with a personalized touch.

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