Dr. Francis McGovern, MD

Urology •  Male • Age 63
  
Dr. McGovern
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Mcgovern Urological Inc

1 Hawthorne Pl Ste 109 Boston, MA 02114

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(617) 726-3560

Dr. Francis McGovern, MD is a Urology Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. McGovern has more experience with Urologic Surgery, Urologic Care, and Male Reproductive Medicine than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Brigham And Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McGovern to book an appointment.


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Dr. McGovern accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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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
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Practice Areas

Urologic Surgery

Urologic surgery treats conditions affecting the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive system through procedures including cystectomy (bladder removal), prostatectomy (prostate removal), and pelvic reconstruction.Compare with other Urologic Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 82% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGovern performs Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck more than 86% of their peers

Dr. McGovern performs this procedure more than 86% of their peers

Kidney and Ureter Removal
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGovern performs Kidney and Ureter Removal more than 81% of their peers

Dr. McGovern performs this procedure more than 81% of their peers

Bladder Surgery
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGovern performs Bladder Surgery more than 79% of their peers

Dr. McGovern performs this procedure more than 79% of their peers

Urologic Care

Urologic care focuses on the health and treatment of the male and female urinary tract, as well as the male reproductive system.Compare with other Urologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Urinary Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGovern treats Urinary Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. McGovern treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGovern treats Blood in Urine (Hematuria) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. McGovern treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGovern treats Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) more than 98% of their peers

Dr. McGovern treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Male Reproductive Medicine

Male reproductive medicine specialists diagnose and treat conditions related to male fertility and reproductive health through procedures such as vasectomy or vasectomy reversal, intrauterine insemination, and intracytoplasmic sperm injection.Compare with other Male Reproductive Medicine specialists.

Typically treats 51% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Vasectomy
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGovern performs Vasectomy more than 59% of their peers

Dr. McGovern performs this procedure more than 59% of their peers

Erectile Dysfunction
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. McGovern treats Erectile Dysfunction more than 43% of their peers

Dr. McGovern treats this condition more than 43% of their peers

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Dr. McGovern's conditions and procedures:

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Diverticulum
  • Bladder Infection
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Complex Penile Surgery
  • Congenital Obstruction of Ureteropelvic Junction
  • Cystectomy
  • Cystotomy
  • Cystourethroscopy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Kidney and Ureter Removal
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Kidney Stone Removal, Closed
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Orchiectomy
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pelvic Exenteration (For: Gynecologic, Urinary, or Colorectal Malignancy)
  • Penile Cancer
  • Percutaneous Destruction of Kidney Lesion
  • Peyronie's Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate Cyst
  • Prostate Removal
  • Prostatectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Prostatitis
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Testicular Atrophy
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate) or Laser Destruction of Prostate
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Ureteral Stricture or Kinking
  • Ureteroneocystostomy
  • Urethral Dilation
  • Urethral Stricture
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stone Removal (Litholapaxy)
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Urostomy
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vasectomy
  • Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

Dr. McGovern's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. McGovern

4.9

Based on 46 ratings

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Very honest and straight to the point. Exactly the kind of doctor we were looking for. Went to him for a second opinion and he took the time to explain everything to us and the dangers. So much appreciated the honesty and care he has.
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Caitlynn – Sep 18, 2020
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What more is there to say about Frank that hasn't been said here below. He has the experience and confidence that can only come from success. He is highly skilled and practiced, patient with his patients, and empathetic. His wife is wonderful and sort the business end of things well. If you're in doubt, sit in his waiting room for a few hours. Ask people where they come from to see Frank. People go out of their way to seek his treatment.
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Robert Mauro – Aug 22, 2020
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Dr McGovern is absolutely the best. I had prostate surgery scheduled 1000 miles away where I lived at the time, but was fortunate to get a consult with Dr. McGovern. After 5 minutes I knew that he was the one who I wanted to do my surgery- even though it involved the extra expense of traveling that far. I have been cancer free now for 4+ years and have had no problems whatsoever- and I can say that being able to have Dr McGovern perform my surgery was one of the best things that has happened in my life. I have the greatest respect for him as a surgeon, as a person and as a friend! If I could assign a rating of over 5, I would certainly do so
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John Olshinski – Apr 10, 2020
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Dr McGovern provided me with a series of diagnostic procedures to assess if my prostate has cancer, including digital exam MRI scan and biopsy. All of which were done with great care and precision and with the highest regard for my personal well being. Dr McGovern and his entire team are absolute professionals. Many thanks for your great care!
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Leon Olivier – Feb 07, 2020
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Had the pleasure of meeting DrMcGovern through a friend.I was diagnosed with stage one kidney cancer.The minute I met him I knew he was the surgeon that I would choose. This surgeon is completely caring,he takes his time in explaining the different options that you have regarding your surgery. From the minute I met him and his staff they are all really concerned about you as a person ,they are well trained and compassionate.I would highly recommend DrMcGovern and his staff. Jimmy B
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James Bolognese in Chelsea, MA – Jan 28, 2019
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Dr. McGovern saved my life! I was fortunate that he was the doctor on call Christmas weekend and he quickly concluded that emergency surgery was called for. That required securing an operating room and assembling his team for surgery the next day. His quick and accurate diagnosis coupled with his skill and immense experience as a surgeon brought me through an imminently life-threatening condition. Following surgery, Dr. McGovern assembled a team of specialists to work with me on my recovery.
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Peter G in South Orleans, MA – Jan 23, 2019
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Dr, McGovern is a super star, a doctor's doctor, and someone that I trust 120%. My experience through surgery and the care given by his office was outstanding!! I am lucky to have Dr. McGovern taking care of me.
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G. Baletsa in ANDOVER – May 24, 2018
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A true life saver. Compassionate, talented and one of the best surgeons in the country. Going on 17 years cancer free
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Joseph Flaherty in Weymouth, Ma – Feb 12, 2018
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Dr.McGovern is the poster boy for exactly how every doctor should be...smart, knowledgeable, kind, energenic, patient and respectful. Outsatnding in every way! He loves people and it shows...not just with his patient, but with his team, and all hospital personnel. Dr. McGovern is awesome!
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Jan 29, 2018
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the best in the world. Thirteen years later, doing better than i thought when first diagnosed with kidney cancer. I was symptomatic, i was initially misdiagnosed in my local ER. I was sent to Lahey initially and left quickly before they could embolize, TG! Thanks to a cousin's son in law's boss's recommendation, i went to see Dr. McGovern. The hospital nursing and dietary staff need improvement, but i would say this doctor and the surgical team were second to none!
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Janet M in Washington, Me – Jan 17, 2017
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Absolutely ,"The Best".
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Fairhaven MA 02719 – Nov 01, 2016
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The best Urologist and Sugical Urologist in Boston. I have worked with him and I have sent family members and friends to him and all were very happy with him. He is the real deal! The complete package! He was also my urologist and I wouldn't have anyone else. He is very easy for anyone to talk to. He is a good listener! He will put patients at ease and explain everything to you. No surprises, and if you have a question, just call him. Very approachable.
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Charlene in Massachusetts – Oct 25, 2016
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One of the BEST doctors around. He was polite, kind and very knowledgeable.
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Jon in Wilmington, MA – Aug 15, 2016
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Not only is he a warm and compassionate human being, he is an excellent surgeon. He makes one feel completely comfortable and safe as a patient. He is the best!!!!
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Cambridge, MA – Apr 19, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Francis McGovern, MD is a Urology Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. McGovern has more experience with Urologic Surgery, Urologic Care, and Male Reproductive Medicine than other specialists in ...Read more

Specialties

  • Urology

Board Certifications

Education

1989
Mass Genl Hospital
Residency Hospital
1984
Mass Genl Hospital
Internship Hospital
1983
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Mcgovern Urological Inc

Mcgovern Urological Inc1 Hawthorne Pl Ste 109 Boston, MA 02114
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Brigham And Women's Hospital

Boston, MA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Massachusetts General Hospital

Boston, MA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgery Award™ (2020)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

MelroseWakefield Hospital

Melrose, MA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Newton - Wellesley Hospital

Newton, MA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

North Shore Medical Center

Salem, MA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)