General Surgery

Expert and convenient surgical care

General Surgery Services

At Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth, our general surgery team offers you specialty care to treat routine to complicated conditions. Many are Associate Professors at Harvard Medical School and highly trained in traditional, laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery.

Our innovative approaches mean you recover faster and feel less pain.

Care Personalized for You

Our general surgery team brings decades of experience to your bedside. Many of our doctors have treated patients from multiple generations of the same family.

When you need surgery, you meet with the surgeon who will perform your operation. We take time to explain your procedure. We listen to your concerns. We answer your questions.

The same doctor who completes your surgery also provides your follow-up care.

At BID Plymouth, we constantly improve care based on national standards, best care practices from our Tertiary (Boston) Affiliates and local patient feedback. As a community hospital, we are small enough to change quickly.

Advanced Procedures

Advances in technology mean a better experience for you. Some simple operations, like the removal of a skin abscess, can be performed in the surgeon’s office.

Most general surgeries that require anesthesia are outpatient. This means you go home the same day as your procedure.

More complex surgeries that require anesthesia may mean you’ll stay overnight in the hospital. For example, after a colorectal repair, you will likely spend a few days in the hospital. This allows your doctor monitor your recovery.

Treatments We Offer

Our team also provides surgical and endoscopic procedures to diagnose or screen for certain conditions or provide a second opinion. When you need answers, we’re here to help.

Treatments we offer include:

  • Laparoscopic and traditional surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Feeding tube placement
  • Surgical treatment for weight loss, severe acid reflux and hiatal hernia
  • Upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy
  • Venous access device (VAD) placement

Patient-Focused Benefits

When you come to BID Plymouth, you enjoy the ease and convenience of visiting a hospital campus close to home.

We provide:

  • Free self-parking and free valet parking
  • Private patient rooms for pre-op and recovery
  • A thriving surgical practice

General Surgery Conditions We Treat

We diagnose, treat and manage a wide range of general surgery conditions.
  • Abdominal wall hernias (such as umbilical hernia)
  • Appendicitis
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Colorectal and gastrointestinal (GI) cancers
  • Diverticulitis
  • Gallbladder conditions; gallstones
  • Hernias (abdominal; complex; groin)
  • Weight loss surgery
  • Anorectal conditions (anal fissure; hemorrhoids)
  • Skin lumps and bumps (abscesses; cysts; benign masses; lipomas)
  • Skin cancers

Services & Specialties

Learn about our general surgery-related services. 


Get personalized, advanced surgical care at BID Plymouth. We offer minimally invasive and laparoscopic procedures in many specialties, including general and thoracic surgery.

Meet the Surgery Team

Learn about our general and thoracic surgery specialists.