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Christopher R. Morse, MD

  • Phone: 617-726-2811
Thoracic Surgery
Department of Surgery


  • Cancer Center
  • Thoracic Cancers
  • Thymoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Digestive Healthcare Center
  • Swallowing and Heartburn Center
  • Barrett's Esophagus Treatment Center
  • Transplant Center
  • Lung Transplant
Clinical Interests
Lung cancer
Esophageal cancer
Minimally invasive pulmonary (lung) resections
Minimally invasive esophageal resections (esophagectomy)
Laparoscopic antireflux surgery/GERD
Laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair
Laparoscopic re-operative antireflux surgery
Airway surgery
General thoracic surgery
Barrett's esophagus
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Lowell: Lowell General Hospital
Salem: North Shore Medical Center
Medical Education
MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Thoracic Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients

Preview clip of Digestive Healthcare Center CME program

Christopher Morse, MD, reviews minimally invasive treatments for esophageal cancer, including esophageal resections. Please note that this video contains images from a real procedure and may cause discomfort for some viewers.

Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy (MIE)

Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is a procedure performed by Massachusetts General Hospital surgeons using small incisions to remove a diseased esophagus and reconstruct the gastrointestinal tract. For more information, visit

Minimally invasive surgery lessens pain of esophageal cancer

Christopher Morse, MD, of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital has been able to remove esophageal tumors using an innovative minimally invasive procedure that offers patients less postoperative pain and a shorter recovery time

Getting Back to Active: Bob’s Story

Bob Hazelton lived with chronic acid reflux for years and was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2011. After his surgical team at Massachusetts General Hospital performed a minimally invasive esophagectomy, Bob has a healthy esophagus and is getting back to his active lifestyle.

Division of Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-2811
Fax: 617-726-7667