Department of Surgery
Surgical Care during COVID-19
We have taken unprecedented steps to ensure your in-person visits are welcoming and safe. In this video, Yolonda Colson, MD, PhD, chief of Thoracic Surgery, & Thoralf Sundt, MD, chief of Cardiac Surgery, discuss the safety measures that have been implemented at Mass General.
We believe that because of diversity we excel; through inclusion we respect; focused on equity we serve, heal, educate and innovate.
The Department of Surgery is committed to recruiting candidates from diverse backgrounds. We have a diversity committee of faculty, staff and residents that meets to discuss program development.
Our Surgical Divisions
The department comprises several surgical divisions, each with its own chief and nationally recognized area of expertise.
Preparing for Surgery
Our goal is to make your experience informed and comfortable. To support you, we've provided resources to help you prepare for your visit.
Our Research Program
Our leading-edge research programs contribute important new knowledge to both the surgical and broader medical communities.
With your support, we can ensure that our patients will continue to benefit from our cutting-edge research and commitment to training tomorrow’s clinicians.
Don't Delay Your Care
At Mass General, our dedicated physicians, nurses and staff are committed to providing expert care—safely and effectively. We remain open and here for you. Your health and safety are our top priorities.
Colorectal Care During COVID-19
A colonoscopy is the best way to screen for colorectal cancer & other diseases. Early detection leads to better outcomes. Physicians in the Mass General Department of Surgery are experts & leaders of treatment for all forms of conditions affecting the colon, rectum, intestinal tract & perianal area.
Pancreatic Care During COVID-19
Diseases of the pancreas can be life-threatening, and too many people have put off important care during COVID-19. The Mass General Department of Surgery is home to one of the largest referral centers nationally for patients with pancreatic and biliary disorders.
Total Surgical Divisions
Each has its own chief and nationally-recognized areas of expertise.
Annual Volume of Procedures
The high volume of procedures results in better outcomes for patients.
Annual Research Funding
150+ staff members carry out basic science, outcomes and clinical research.
The Department of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital provides expert, personalized care and performs innovative research to improve the quality, safety and outcomes of surgery.