Dr. James Cusack, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 61

Dr. Cusack
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

MGH Cancer Center Surgical ONL

55 Fruit St Boston, MA 02114

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Dr. James Cusack, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Emory University medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cusack to book an appointment.

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I have full confidence in Dr. Cusack. He performed excision of an advanced melanoma with a skin graft and lymph node excision two years ago. He did a beautiful job. Also he is friendly and patient and I am at ease with him to ask questions. He gives clear explanations. He continues to follow - up on my condition.
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From the beginning to the end of my treatment he was compassionate, caring and very professional. Highly recommend
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Louis Gangi – Mar 13, 2020
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Dr Cusack is an outstanding Doctor Is very knowledgeable informative very thorough I cannot day enough great things he is very kind and really cares about his patients
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Tom – Feb 28, 2020
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I had radical surgery (cyto-reductive) surgery in October 2018 and it was performed by Dr. Cusack. I can't say enough about his excellent bedside manner and his genuine care from my diagnosis to current after-surgery appointments and discussions. Also, his nurse Brittney is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and they both take the time to really listen and answer any questions big or small. Very happy with this team at MGH!!
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Dr. James C. Cusack is one of the best physicians I have ever encountered. He is technically outstanding - a miracle worker. He speaks in clear, plain English, and is an all around superb communicator. Highest recommendation.
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Arlington , MA – Feb 20, 2019
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Dr.Cusack and his team were so well prepared if back up was needed. His skills helped us have the best case scenario with a very risky surgery. He was patience before and after the surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Jan 21, 2019
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There is no more perfect doctor. He is caring listens so well and gives one a positive feeling.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Karen Malionek in Lynn – Jun 22, 2018
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Both Dr. Cusack and his staff was very efficient and courteous. Messages left with his office personnel were replied in a timely manner. Straight to the point type of doctor. Addresses your concerns and takes the time to answer any questions you might have. Responds to emails very promptly - which is very much appreciated. His knowledge and experience in his field was impressive and reassuring. We would highly recommend him.
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
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Migdy Moya in Miami, FL – Oct 18, 2017
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Initial visit, very business like, straight to the point. All visits after that, very personable, takes time to address my concerns, explains everything. Good bedside manner, would recommend to others.
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
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Linda Cain in Milford, MA – Mar 30, 2017
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Biography

Dr. James Cusack, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Emory University...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Dermatologic Oncology
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

Education

1995
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Brigham And Women'S Hospital Harvard Med School
Fellowship Hospital
1991
New England Mc Hosps Tufts University School Med
Residency Hospital
1987
New England Mc Hosps Tufts University School Med
Internship Hospital
1986
Emory University
Medical School
1982
Dartmouth College
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • German

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. James Cusack, MD offer telehealth services?

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

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What are Dr. James Cusack, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cusack frequently treats Wound Repair, Colorectal Cancer, and Colectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cusack treats.

Where is Dr. James Cusack, MD's office located?

Dr. Cusack's office is located at 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA 02114. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Cusack speaks German and English. View profile to see all.

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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. Cusack's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Wound Repair
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cusack performs Wound Repair more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Cusack performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Colorectal Cancer
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cusack treats Colorectal Cancer more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Cusack treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Distal Colorectal Cancer
  • Familial Colorectal Cancer
  • Hamartomatous Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-H Colorectal Cancer
  • MSI-L Colorectal Cancer
  • MSS Colorectal Cancer
  • Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer, Familial
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Sporadic Colorectal Cancer
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Colectomy
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cusack performs Colectomy more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Cusack performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy

Dr. Cusack's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anoscopy
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Cystectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Empyema
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Wound Repair

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(617) 724-4093

Dr. Cusack 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
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
EmblemHealth
GHI PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Network Health
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Locations

MGH Cancer Center Surgical ONL

Boston Office55 Fruit St Boston, MA 02114
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