Dr. Alan Hackford, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
(8)
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Dr. Alan Hackford, MD
Dr. Alan Hackford, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Brighton, MA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Hackford is affiliated with St. Elizabeth's Medical Center.

736 Cambridge St

Brighton, MA 02135

Contact Information

(617) 562-7014

Dr. Alan Hackford, MD

Dr. Alan Hackford, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Top Care Areas

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Anal Fissure
very high
more than 97% of peers
Anal Disorders
very high
more than 92% of peers
Intestinal Obstruction
high
more than 85% of peers

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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sphincterotomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Univ Of Ct Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • New England Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • New England Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Lahey Clin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hackford has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hackford's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hackford to family and friends
5.0
based on 8 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Hackford's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Quincy, MA |
My dad was diagnosed with colon cancer and we originally went to Boston Medical who were unemphatic, dismissive and told us that "waiting another month isn't going to hurt" because he wasn't sure if the colonoscopy was clear enough. In search of a 2nd opinion, we found Dr. Hackford who told us the colonoscopy was very clear, demonstrated much patience in explaining the situation to my dad who didn't understand English. We were scheduled for surgery within two weeks and the mass was removed witho
in Brookline, MA |
I had an operation for Grade 4 prolapsed internal hemorrhoids. I found Dr. Hackford very personable. He put me at ease and the operation I had was completely successful.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Hackford accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts PPO

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Hackford has admitting privileges

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
736 Cambridge St
Brighton, MA 02135
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