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Hiroko Kunitake, MD

617-724-4338

Accepting New Patients

Overview

Departments

General & Gastrointestinal Surgery

Surgery

Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Digestive Healthcare Center

Clinical Interests
  • Laparoscopy for colon and rectal cancer
  • Laparoscopy for Crohn's disease
  • Laparoscopy for ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis
  • Ileoanal j-pouch surgery
  • Colonoscopy
Medical Education
  • MD, UCLA School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, University of Minnesota
Board Certifications
  • Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Existing Patients
Patient Gateway
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 - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • 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.

Patient Age Group
Adult
Provider Gender
Female

Biography

Hiroko Kunitake, MD, MPH, is a board-certified colorectal surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital. 

She received her medical degree at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and completed her general surgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital followed by a fellowship in Colorectal Surgery at the University of Minnesota. 

Dr. Kunitake’s clinical areas of expertise include Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer, diverticulitis, anorectal disease, and colonoscopy. Her particular areas of interest are in minimally invasive approaches to the treatment of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and sphincter preservation techniques for rectal cancer.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Kunitake's research interests include Inflammatory bowel disease, Colon and Rectal cancer and Cancer survivorship.

Multimedia

  • Advances and Controversies in Colorectal Surgery

    In May 2018, Mass General participated in the Advances and Controversies in Colorectal Surgery educational course. The course educated surgeons about advances in benign and malignant colorectal disorders taught in a hands-on environment. Surgeons also learned about updates in literature and research, surgical tips and insights from our faculty.

  • Mass General Center for Pelvic Floor Disorders

    The Pelvic Floor Disorders Center at Mass General brings together a multidisciplinary team of specialists. This team works together to treat the complex and often interconnected problems that cause pelvic floor disorders. The center’s treatment philosophy is built upon a foundation of honest, open communication with every patient. Learn more about the center and its specialists.

Contact

Surgery Department
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-724-4338
Fax: 617-726-0638

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