Dr. Holly Michaelson, MD

Dr. Holly Michaelson, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Holly Michaelson, MD is a general surgery specialist in Northampton, MA and has been practicing for 21 years. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1997 and specializes in general surgery.

22 Atwood Dr Ste 203

Northampton, MA 01060

Contact Information

(413) 584-4637

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Connecticare
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Northeast Health Direct
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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Excision of Breast Tumor
very high
more than 97% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Breast Diseases
very high
more than 94% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

54  Conditions Treated


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49  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thoracentesis
  • Wound Care and Management
  • Wound Repair


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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.


  • Temple University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Drexel University
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Michaelson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Michaelson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Michaelson to family and friends
27 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Michaelson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr. Michaelson literally saved my life following an injury from a colonoscopy done by another doctor. I also found her to be patient, sensitive, and very thorough. I would recommend her to anyone in need of surgery.
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I do not have any sense of either this physician caring about her patients, any empathy, spending as little time as possible w/ visits, or being competent. She does not appear to listen to her patients at all and will talk over you when you try to explain something or relate your history. She has...more
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I have had 2 surgeries with her & WOW! She made me feel comfortable & confident. I would recommend her for any surgery.
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