Dr. David Lin, MD

Colorectal SurgeryMaleAge 42

Dr. Lin
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Precision Surgical Specialists of Lowell, Chelmsford, MA

21 Village Sq Chelmsford, MA 01824

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(978) 995-3292

Dr. David Lin, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Chelmsford, MA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Tufts University medical school in 2005. He is affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lin to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lin's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Anal or Rectal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Anal or Rectal Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Intestinal Abscess
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Intestinal Abscess more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lin treats Hemorrhoids more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Lin treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Lin's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sleeve Gastrectomy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Lin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health HMO
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-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
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Lin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lin

4.5

Based on 8 ratings

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1 Star
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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (8)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (8)
  • Office environment (7)
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly (1)
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Dr. Lin himself was friendly and explained things well during my visit on 5/27, but after a quick exam he didn't have an answer for my incontinence and wanted to refer me to another center. At this point, I was told that the transfer to the new center would be done shortly and I'd hear back from his staff with the info within a week or so. All of this would have been fine, but... I called the office to check in after two weeks (6/10) and was told the info would be coming "soon", and then again on 7/9. In this second call, I was also told the transfer of info to the new center wasn't even started until 6/15, five days after my first call. I called again today (7/16) and still have no confirmation that I'm fully transferred to the new center yet. This time, I was given the information for the doctor I'm being referred to and was basically told to call them directly. It seems that Dr. Lin's office has no intention of following up on the service they originally promised me.
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  • Office environment
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Janelle Drake – Jul 20, 2021
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I have been a patient of Dr. Lin for about 1 month and he is ALWAYS amazing to deal with. Dr. Lin listens and explains everything in detail. Dr. Lin is not just a highly skilled doctor, he is also very skilled in dealing with patients as human beings. This doctor made a very uncomfortable (and embarrassing) procedure a little less terrible by treating me with dignity and respect at every turn.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jul 15, 2021
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Dr. Lin is just awesome. Friendly, informative, smart, and caring.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Ray Eason – Apr 16, 2020
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In Sept, I was diagnosed with diverticulitis, that is when I met Dr. Lin. The next 6 months everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. Dr. Lin was always there for me, smiling, optimistic, coming into my hospital room everyday reassuring me that I would get through this. He stayed with me during a procedure that I would not have made it through, if it weren't for him holding my hand. I have never met such a compassionate Dr. He was a blessing & I thank him with all my heart. He is the Best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Kelly in Dracut, MA – Jun 07, 2017
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I met Dr. Lin for the first time when I was in the hospital in July diagnosed with acute diverticulitis. He is a kind and compassionate surgeon who really cares about his patients. He listens and explains everything in detail. He continued to follow my case from that day to the time when surgery became necessary in September resulting in a colostomy. I was impressed that he visited me everyday that I was in the hospital. After waiting 5 months I was able to have the reversal done.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Doris Hubert in Lowell, MA – Mar 13, 2016
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I was referred to Dr.Lin for my colon.My experience with office visits as well as my surgeries were the most comfortable I've felt in years with a surgeon. He was a very ethical and professional kind surgeon and made sure I was comfortable after my surgery and always spoke with a smile.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Moraima Perez in Lowell,Mass – Feb 09, 2016
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Dr. Lin is the nicest, most professional doctor. He is so kind, compassionate, direct, and informative. My father was referred to him for a tumor in his colon; Dr. Lin performed a procedure (sigmoidoscopy) to determine the best course of treatment. He takes a lot of time to understand his patients, and speaks very kindly and forthrightly, which we really appreciated. He's what a doctor should be. His assistants are great too.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Heather in Westford, MA – Jan 07, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Focus on personal patient care Educate patient on treatment plan Provide before & after operative care

Biography

David Lin, MD, FACS, MEng, is board certified in both General Surgery, and Colon and Rectal Surgery.  He has advanced training in laparoscopic colon...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gastroenterological Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

2012
University of Chicago Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Baystate Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2011
Baystate Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2005
Tufts University
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Chinese

Awards

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Does Dr. David Lin, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Lin has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. David Lin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lin frequently treats Anal or Rectal Pain, Intestinal Abscess, and Hemorrhoids. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lin treats.

Where is Dr. David Lin, MD's office located?

Dr. Lin's office is located at 21 Village Sq, Chelmsford, MA 01824. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. David Lin, MD speak?

Dr. Lin speaks Chinese and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Precision Surgical Specialists of Lowell, Chelmsford, MA

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Lowell General Hospital

Lowell, MA

67% Patient Experience Rating, 2% lower than the national average

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