Surgeon-in-chief Keith Lillemoe, MD (right), and surgical team perform pancreatic surgery on a patient.

About Us

The Department of Surgery provides expert, personalized care and performs innovative research to improve the quality, safety and outcomes of surgery.


Patients & Families

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Welcome Message from the Chief of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at Mass General continues to lead the way in improving patient outcomes with leading-edge surgical care.

Contact Us

Department of Surgery

55 Fruit StreetBoston, MA 02144
  •  Near Public Transit
  •  Handicapped Accessible
  • Phone: 617-723-1010

Health Care Professionals

  • #1 in the Nation 2015-2016

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Mass General #1 in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.

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News & Events

Getting Back to Active

Bob Hazelton suffered from chronic acid reflux and esophageal cancer. He received a minimally invasive esophagectomy, and now has a healthy esophagus and is getting back to his active lifestyle.

The Foam of Life

A Mass General surgeon is developing an innovative, self-expanding foam that may help patients with severe bleeding survive long enough to reach a hospital and undergo surgery.


Our Research

  • Surgical Outcomes Research

    The Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery leads surgical outcomes research and quality and safety initiatives at Mass General.



Thyroid Nodule Care

Specialists of the Thyroid Nodule Program discuss thyroid biopsy results, treatment options and outcomes after thyroid surgery.

LINX® Procedure

LINX Reflux Management treatment option is an innovative, minimally invasive procedure used to treat patients with GERD.


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