Community Surgery


Clinical Interests
  • Laparoscopic / Minimally invasive surgery
  • Colon and Rectal cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Pancreatic disease
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Paraesophageal hernias
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hernias
Medical Education
  • MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital|Residency, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Surgery
Foreign Languages
  • Greek
  • Danvers: The Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
  • Salem: North Shore Medical Center
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group


Dr. William Kastrinakis is a General and Gastrointestinal surgeon.  He is the Chief of General Surgery at Northshore Medical Center and the Surgical Director of the Mass General/Northshore Cancer Center.  He specializes in minimally invasive surgery, colorectal surgery and general surgical oncology.

Dr. Kastrinakis grew up in Beverly, MA, and went to Tufts University and Tufts Medical School.  He completed a General Surgery Residency at the Brigham and Woman’s Hospital.   He served as the Assistant to the Surgeon in Chief at the Brigham after completing his surgical training and completed a Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship at the Deaconess Hospital.  Dr. Kastrinakis has been on the surgical staff at the MGH since 2014.

Research & Publications


Kastrinakis WV, Ramchurren N, Maggard M, Steele Jr G, Summerhayes IC.  K-ras status does not predict successful hepatic resection of colorectal cancer metastasis.  Archives of Surgery 1995; 130: 9-14.

Kastrinakis WV, Ramchurren N, Rieger KM, Hess DT, Loda M, Steele G, Summerhayes IC, Increased incidence of p53 mutations is associated with hepatic metastasis in colorectal neoplastic progression.  Oncogene 1995; 11: 647-652.

Kastrinakis WV, Brooks DC:   Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. In Textbook of Clinical Gastroenterology.  Edited by Brandt LJ. Current Medicine; 1999.

Kaplan L, Fallon J,  Mun E, Harvey A, Kastrinakis WV, Johnson E, Nierman R, Keroak C:   Coding and reimbursement for weight loss surgery: Best practice Recommendations. Obesity Research (2005) 13, 290–300; doi: 10.1038/oby.2005.39

Arriaga, Alexander F., M.D.,1,3 Lancaster, Robert T., M.D., M.P.H,1,2 Berry, William R., M.D., M.P.H, M.P.A.,1 Regenbogen, Scott E., M.D., M.P.H.,1,2 Lipsitz, Stuart R., Sc.D.,3 Kaafarani, Haytham, M.D., M.P.H.,1 Elbardissi, Andrew, M.D., M.P.H.,1,3 Desai, Priya, B.A.,1,3 Ferzoco, Stephen J., M.D.,4 Bleday, Ronald, M.D.,3 Breen, Elizabeth M., M.D.,3 Kastrinakis, William V., M.D.,5 Rubin, Mark S., M.D.,5 Gawande, Atul A., M.D., M.P.H.1,3   The Better Colectomy Project: A multi-center study of compliance rates with best-practices in colorectal surgery.  Annals of Surgery, 2009.

News & Events

  • Surgeons honored for clinical excellence

    Richard Goodenough, MD, and William Kastrinakis, MD, of the Division of Community Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital have been recognized for clinical excellence.


MGH Division of Community Surgery
104 Endicott Street Suite 200
Danvers, MA 01923-3623
Phone 1: 978-882-6868
Phone 2: 978-882-6826
Fax: 978-882-6848
North Shore Medical Center
81 Highland Ave
Salem, MA 01970-2714
Phone: 978-882-6868