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Welcome to the Department of Surgery

Outstanding surgical care in a convenient community hospital setting.


Your CHA surgery team has highly skilled, fellowship-trained physicians who joined us from some of the nation’s finest hospitals. They can help with many different needs – from foot care to eye surgery and nearly everything in between.

Each year we see patients during more than 60,000 visits.


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

CHA Cambridge Hospital CHA Somerville Hospital CHA Whidden Hospital

Subspecialty Care

CHA surgeons specialize in the following areas:

General Surgery  Plastic Surgery   Vascular Surgery  
Breast Surgery Podiatry (Foot Care) OB/GYN Surgery
Hepatobiliary/Pancreatic Thoracic Surgery Orthopaedics (Bone & Joint)
Ophthalmology (Eye Care) Urology
Otolaryngology (ENT)  

Many of our staff are trained in minimally-invasive surgery. Whenever possible your surgery will be done using the latest techniques that reduce pain and speed up your recovery.

Open Access

CHA surgeons now offer Open Access appointments. You can call us and be seen today, tomorrow or next week.

Our doctors are experts in General Surgery, Breast Surgery, Eye Surgery, ENT, Podiatry, Urology, Vascular Surgery and other areas. Just call 617-665-2555.


Podiatric Surgery - CHA is home to one of four Harvard podiatric surgery training programs, which means that some of the nation’s finest foot surgeons work here.

General Surgery - CHA works closely with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is a teaching site for the BIDMC General Surgery Residency Program.

Contact Us

Appointments or Referrals

Phone: 617-665-2555

For Patients

Women in Medicine at CHA

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