Dr. Jana Simonds, MD

Colorectal SurgeryFemaleAge 46

Dr. Simonds
Accepting new patients

SMG General Surgery

11 Nevins St Ste 201 Brighton, MA 02135

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(617) 789-2442

Dr. Jana Simonds, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Brighton, MA. She is affiliated with medical facilities Holy Family Hospital and St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Simonds to book an appointment.

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  • Friendly Staff
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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  • Easy Scheduling
    Patients said scheduling was easy. See reviews

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

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. Simonds' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simonds treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Simonds treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallstones
Gallstones
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simonds treats Gallstones more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Simonds treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Pelvic Abscess
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Simonds treats Pelvic Abscess more than 82% of her peers

Dr. Simonds treats this condition more than 82% of her peers

Dr. Simonds' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Simonds accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
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
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Dr. Simonds' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Simonds

3.9

Based on 14 ratings

5 Stars
71.42857142857143%
(10)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(1)
1 Star
21.428571428571427%
(3)
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (10)
  • Office environment (10)
  • Staff friendliness (10)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (4)
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
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Dr. Simonds literally saved my husbands life. He was transferred from another hospital in a emergency situation and she had to do emergency surgery right away. She was very compassionate and had empathy for our situation. He spent 5 days in the hospital and she came and personally visited him daily regardless of how busy she was or how many other patients she was careing for. When we got home she called randomly just to check in and took care of his wounds at every follow up appointment and explained everything. Highly recommended Doctor.
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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Helena Camarao – Nov 26, 2020
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Dr. Simonds is a great surgeon! I had been suffering from hemorrhoids for years and fissures for a couple of months when I visited her. She was very patient with me. She did not jump into performing a surgery right away. She spent months to treat my problems without a surgery (I think this shows how much she cares about her patients). I ended up having a surgery. She did a great job (no infections etc.). I feel very lucky that our paths crossed and I am fully recovered. I highly recommend her!
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What could be improved
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Mar 13, 2019
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Great doctor. Listened patiently to my concerns. Very compassionate doctor. Would highly recommend her to anyone!
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What could be improved
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Brookline, MA – Sep 21, 2017
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Had a pilonidal cyst surgery through her...got a lot worse and now need another surgery almost a year later. Very inconsiderate and does things without telling you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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J in Massachusetts – Jan 14, 2017
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Dr. Simonds was very accommodating, squeezing me into her schedule to a hernia repair so I could get back to my active life ASAP. She was very communicative and worked with me to avoid opiates as I am a recovering heroin addict. Both her team and the anaesthesiologist spoke to me individually to help ensure that I would not be even offered opiates or given to them under anaesthesia Dr. Simonds even was able to check her calendar on her phone before the surgery to squeeze me in for a post op.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Ant in Watertown, MA – Nov 17, 2016
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I was quite anxious about my upcoming colon surgery. I met with Dr. Simonds and she was able to explain in detail what was involved, what to expect, and what not to worry about. She even drew me a map of what she expected to find, and how she was going to fix it. Surgery went very well. Dr. Simonds visited me often during my recovery. For major surgery, Dr. Simonds made it all seem easy.
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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Barry Owens in Littleton, MA – Jun 17, 2016
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I was not happy with my experience with Dr Simonds. I had to take my child there who was in extreme pain to begin with. A procedure was needed to be done on my child which caused even more pain. I do not think enough was done to prevent the amount of pain that was experienced. Nor do i think that Dr.Simonds showed very much compassion or empathy for the pain my child was experiencing. Not all people have the same amount of tolerance of pain and this should always be considered with every patient
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
4 people found this helpful
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Haverhill, MA – Apr 21, 2016
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Extremely knowledgeable in her field, excellent communication before, during, and, after my exams/procedure, pleasant, engaging t bedside manner that made me feel very comfortable.
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
1 person found this helpful
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arthur hamilton in Salem, NH – Mar 25, 2016
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Very professional,very knowledgeable about several different procedures for this type of surgery.
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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Bruce D in Salisbury, MA – Jan 28, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Jana Simonds, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Brighton, MA. She is affiliated with medical facilities Holy Family Hospital and St. Elizabeth's...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Languages

  • English
  • Russian

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What are Dr. Jana Simonds, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Simonds frequently treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones, Gallstones, and Pelvic Abscess. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Simonds treats.

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Dr. Simonds' office is located at 11 Nevins St Ste 201, Brighton, MA 02135. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Simonds speaks Russian and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

SMG General Surgery

SMG General Surgery11 Nevins St Ste 201 Brighton, MA 02135
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Simonds is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Holy Family Hospital

Methuen, MA

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

Brighton, MA

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

5 Awards Received