Colon and Rectal Surgery

Doctors + Care Team

The members of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery are dedicated to providing patients with disorders of the lower intestinal tract with the best possible care and compassion.

To reach any of the members on our team, please call 617-636-6190. If you need to fax a document to one of our team members, our fax number is 617-636-6110.

Richard T.  Birkett, MD

Richard T. Birkett, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Colon and Rectal Surgeon
Department(s): Surgery , Colon and Rectal Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6190
Fax #: 617-636-6110

Dr. Birkett treats a wide array of both benign and malignant colon, rectal and anal conditions. His interests include minimally invasive techniques to treat colon cancer, sphincter-saving techniques for rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, and rectal prolapse. He treats anorectal conditions including symptomatic hemorrhoids, anal fissures, anal fistulas and is trained in sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence. He has a special interest in both robotic surgery and advanced laparoscopy as well as advanced trans-anal surgery using the TAMIS platform.

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Lilian  Chen, MD

Lilian Chen, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Colon and Rectal Surgeon; Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program; Associate Director of Surgical Education; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6190
Fax #: 617-636-6110

Minimally invasive and robotic colorectal surgery, colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, anorectal disease, rectal prolapse and sacral nerve stimulator for fecal incontinence

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Amanda Bisacre, RN
Registered Nurse

Lynn Fitzgerald
Administrative Assistant