About Todd Francone, MD

Todd D. Francone, MD MPH is a board certified colorectal surgeon at MGH and an Asst 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.

Dr. Francone earned his medical degree from Upstate Medical Univ 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.

Prior to joining MGH, Dr. Francone served as Asst Professor for Surgery and Oncology at the Univ 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 Minimally 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.

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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

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

American Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Accepted Insurance Plans

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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.