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Specializes in General Surgery • Male • Age 59

57 Prospect St # 103
Nantucket, MA 02554
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Dr. Koehler's Experience

Dr. Koehler's Care Philosophy


  • General Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery

Dr. Koehler says...

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Adhesiolysis
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
  • Laparotomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Thoracentesis
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Adhesions
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

Background Check for Dr. Koehler

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  • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

  • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Awards & Recognitions


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Magna cum Laude, Boston College
  • Order of the Cross and Crown, Boston College
  • Humanitarian Service Award (Oct. 17th San Francisco earthquake assistance)
  • Navy Acheivement Medal
  • Combat Action Ribbon (Navy/Marine Corps)
  • Navy Unit Commendation
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
  • Fleet Marine Force Ribbon
  • National Defense Medal
  • Southwest Asia Campaign Medal (with Marine Corps Eagle, Globe & Anchor for service in combat with USMC forces)
  • Overseas Service Ribbon
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal-Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Kuwait Liberation Medal-Kuwait
  • Navy Commendation Medal

Media & Publications

  • Reoperative experiences and adhesion formation in laparoscopic ventral incisional hernia repairs: a multi-institutional clinical study.
  • Diagnosing the occult contralateral inguinal hernia: Combined use of diagnostic laparoscopy and TEPP laparoscopic repair.
  • Recurrences in laparoscopic incisional hernia repairs.
  • Therapeutic laparoscopy for trauma.
  • Triage of American combat casualties: The need for change.
  • Laparoscopic evaluation of abdominal trauma: A preliminary report
  • Videothoracoscopy in the evaluation and treatment of thoracic injury: A preliminary report
  • Gasless laparoscopy and conventional instruments: The next phase of minimally invasive surgery
  • Thoracoscopic repair of missed diaphragmatic injury in penetrating trauma: Case report. . R.H.Koehler, R.S.Smith. J Trauma 1994;36:424-427
  • Successful laparoscopic splenorrhaphy using absorbable mesh for grade III splenic injury: Report of a case. R.H.Koehler, W.R.Fry, R.S.Smith. Surg Lap Endo 1994;4:311-315
  • SURGICAL FACE MASK, INCLUDING REUSABLE MASKS,WITH FILTERED INHALATION AND EXHALATION VALVES US Patent Application Publication No US 2012/0103339 A1, May 3, 2012;Appl No. 13/284,646;
  • US Patent Application Publication No US 2012/0103339 A1, May 3, 2012;Appl No. 13/284,646; SURGICAL FACE MASK, INCLUDING REUSABLE MASKS, WITH FILTERED INHALATION AND EXHALATION VALVES; Provisional Patent App. No. 61/173/927 filed April 29, 2009

Education & Training

Medical School

Tufts University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1982

Internship Hospital

Tufts New England Medical Center
Complete in 1985

Residency Hospital

Tufts New England Medical Center
Complete in 1989

Fellowship Hospital

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Complete in 1987

Undergraduate Schools

Boston College
Graduated in 1978

Other Education

Advanced Laparoscopy Course Bethesda Naval Medical Center
Complete in 1992
Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor 1992-Present
Advanced Trauma Operative Management Instructor 2004-Present
Basic Laparoscopy Course Sutter Medical Institute
Complete in 1991
Gordon Research Conference Invitee, American Association For The Advancement Of Science
Complete in 1987

Languages Spoken by Dr. Koehler & Staff

  • English

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