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Todd D. Francone, MD

  • Chief, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Director, Robotic Surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Associate Chair, Department of Surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital


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Todd D. Francone, MD MPH is a board certified colorectal surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Tufts Medical School.  His clinical interests include surgical treatment of colorectal malignancies, diverticulitis and inflammatory bowel diseases. He provides treatment options through robotics, endoscopic procedures and other minimally invasive techniques.


General & Gastrointestinal Surgery


Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Digestive Healthcare Center

Clinical Interests
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diverticulitis
  • Inflamatory Bowel Disease
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery, Robotic surgery, Open surgery
  • Sphincter preservation techniques
  • Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM)
Medical Education
  • MD, SUNY at Syracuse (Upstate) College of Medicine
  • Residency, Lahey Clinic|Residency, New York Presbyterian-Cornell|Residency, Saint Vincent's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Board Certifications
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Newton: Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • 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
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

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

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Dr. Francone is board certified in general surgery and colon and rectal surgery.   He earned his medical degree from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York and completed his general surgery residency at NYP-Weill Cornell Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Lahey Clinic in addition to a clinical colorectal oncology research fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NYC.

Prior to joining MGH, Dr. Francone served as Assistant Professor for Surgery and Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center where he also obtained a master’s degree in public health. From there, he returned to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center to serve as Director for Robotic Colorectal Surgery as well as Program Director of the Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency Program. He also served as an instructor in medicine at Tufts Medical School.

Dr. Francone has a broad experience treating benign and malignant colorectal pathology particularly inflammatory bowel disease and cancer. His clinical expertise includes organ-preserving techniques especially as they are applied to rectal cancer such as Transanal Endoscopic Surgery (TES) including Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEMS) and Transanal Mimimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS). His expertise also includes advanced minimally invasive surgery including robotic-assisted laparoscopy, single-incision (SILS) and multi-port laparoscopic colectomy, Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME) and natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES). He has special interests in the geriatric population including pre-operative risk assessment and multidisciplinary care in the elderly.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Francone's research interest include novel minimally invasive techniques including natural orifice surgery, improving surgical outcomes as well as colon and rectal cancer.  In particular, he has special interests in the geriatric population including pre-operative risk assessment and multidisciplinary care in the elderly.

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Newton Wellesley Hospital
2000 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02462-1650
Phone: 617-219-1285
Fax: 617-219-1289
Surgery Department
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-219-1285

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