Dr. Desmond Birkett, MD

Dr. Desmond Birkett, MD

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General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
78 y/o
(11)

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Dr. Desmond Birkett, MD is a general surgery specialist in Burlington, MA and has been practicing for 55 years. He specializes in general surgery.

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

41 Mall Rd

Burlington, MA 01805
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Insurance Accepted

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

Background Check

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. Birkett's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Inguinal Hernia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birkett treats Inguinal Hernia more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Birkett treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birkett treats Abdominal Disorders more than 92% of his peers

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

Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Birkett performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Birkett performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Birkett's conditions and procedures:

Abdominal Disorders
Abdominal Pain
Abscess
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Anal and Rectal Cancer
Anal Disorders
Aneurysm
Anorectal Abscess
Arteriovenous Shunt Creation
Benign Tumor
Biliary Atresia
Breast Diseases
Breast Lump
Cancer
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colorectal Cancer
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Dialysis Access Procedures
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Empyema
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Diverticulum
Esophageal Fistula
Esophageal Surgery
Esophageal Varices
Esophagomyotomy
Excision of Skin Lesion
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
Fracture
Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
Gallbladder Cancer
Gallbladder Removal
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
Gastroenterology Procedures
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Surgery
Hernia
Hernia Repair
Hyperparathyroidism
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Incisional Hernia
Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inguinal Hernia
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
Intestinal Obstruction
Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
Lipomas
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
Partial Lung Collapse
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
Pleural Effusion
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pyloric Stenosis
Rib Fracture
Secondary Malignancies
Small Intestine Cancer
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Splenectomy
Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
Stomach Diseases
Stomach Surgery
Thrombosis
Thyroid Cancer
Tracheal Surgery
Ulcer
Umbilical Hernia
Vascular Disease
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Ventral Hernia
Wound Repair

About Me

Care Philosophy

We are here to take care of what matters most, you. Lahey Health offers access to board-certified specialists in nearly every medical specialty and more than 75 primary care practices in over 30 communities providing you with the full continuum of care, all close to home.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital
  • Guy S and St. Thomas Hospital
    Residency Hospital
  • 1963
    Guys Hosp/London University
    Internship Hospital
    1963
  • 1963
    University College Of London
    Medical School
    1963

Awards

Dr. Birkett's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Birkett

3.9

Based on 11 reviews

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Dr. Birkett's Performance
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Very patient-oriented--friendly and comforting. Clearly explains the patient's medical situation and what his surgery and the recovery are going to be like. Obviously highly experienced and competent.
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Very nice man, professional and a joy
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Locations

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

New Patient?
(781) 334-8743

Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna Test
Aetna Test HMO
Choice Plus Test POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Test
Blue Card Test PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test
First Health (Coventry Health Care) Test PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan Test
MultiPlan Test PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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