General Surgery

Over the past 25 years, our experienced General Surgery team has performed thousands of procedures at some of Boston's finest teaching hospitals. Today, we have recruited highly-regarded surgeons and are able to provide state-of-the-art care in our new operating rooms.


CHA surgeons see patients at all three CHA Hospitals. Surgeries are performed at either Cambridge or Everett Hospital.

The department has grown significantly adding new surgeons who bring specialized care to our communities. Three of the new initiatives include a new minimally invasive surgery program, hepatobiliary and pancreatic program, and multidisciplinary breast center. All of our general surgeons handle routine cases as well as more complex procedures. Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive techniques to reduce the discomfort and recovery time of surgery. Many procedures can now be done on an outpatient basis with patients going home the same day. Many of our surgeons have pediatric experience and can treat children six years of age and older.

Services include but are not limited to:

  • Minimally invasive treatment for GERD (Heartburn)
  • Cancer Treatment-Breast, Colon, Stomach, Esophagus
  • Treatment of Breast, Intestinal, Abdominal, Gallbladder,
  • Appendix, Colon and Rectal Issues
  • Endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid)
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hernia Treatment
  • Cyst and Lesion Removal
  • Wound Care
  • Splenectomies

Diseases we treat include:

  • Achalasia
    Acute and chronic pancreatitis
    Anal Fissures, Abscess, and Fistula
    Barrett's esophagus
    Benign biliary strictures
    Bile duct cancer
    Breast disease -cancer, cysts, lumps, nipple discharge
    Colon Cancer
    Colorectal Polyps
    Condylma Acuminatum
    Crohn's Disease
    Cushing syndrome
    Endocrine cancers and disorders
    Familial Coli
    Gallbladder cancer
  • GI stromal tumors
    Hernias - ventral, incisional, inguinal, femoral, and hiatal
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Intrahepatic and hilar cholangiocarcinoma
    Liver tumors and cysts
    Pancreatic Cancer
    Pancreatic cystic tumors
    Peptic Ulcer
    Pilonidal Sinus
    Portal hypertension
    Primary neoplasms of the stomach, small bowel, colon, and rectum
    Rectal Cancer
    Rectal Incontinence
    Rectal Prolapse
    Retroperitoneal tumors
    Splenic disorders
    Stomach Cancer
    Surgical Infections
    Ulcerative Colitis
    Wound Care