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Located within a world-class academic medical center, the Colorectal Surgery Program offers state-of-the-art surgical services for conditions affecting the colon, rectum, intestinal tract, and perianal area.
Our colorectal surgeons specialize in performing colon and rectal surgery. This specialization requires rigorous advanced training and a highly focused clinical practice dedicated to colorectal disease management. Our surgeons are board-certified, Harvard Medical School-affiliated physicians who perform some of the highest volumes of colorectal surgery and laparoscopic colorectal surgery in New England. Research demonstrates that high-volume experience results in improved outcomes for patients. In addition to holding leadership positions in preeminent surgical organizations, each of our surgeons is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery.
As part of our approach to care, we work closely with specialists from the Digestive Healthcare Center, Pelvic Floor Disorders Center and Cancer Center, as well as gastroenterolgists, gastrointestinal and interventional radiologists, endoscopists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, gynecologists, physical therapists, neurologists and other colorectal specialists throughout Massachusetts General Hospital. Whether your condition requires care from one specialist or an entire team, we work together to develop a personalized care plan to treat your condition.
Mass General is a major referral center for the full range of colorectal conditions, such as:
We provide a full range of colorectal surgical procedures, the most common of which include:
For questions about colorectal surgery or to make an appointment, please call 617-643-5166 (DHC Colorectal Center access coordinator). If your insurance plan requires you to obtain a referral from your primary care physician, please obtain it before making your appointment.
Accepting New Patients
Colorectal cancer is malignant cells found in the colon or rectum.
We welcome patients with a new or existing colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy, and their family and friends, to monthly meetings of the Massachusetts General Hospital Ostomy Support Group.
Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery
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