Dr. John Friel, MD

Dr. John Friel, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
Dr. John Friel, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Nashua, NH and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Albany Med Coll in 1998 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery.

8 Prospect St

Nashua, NH 03060

Contact Information

(603) 577-3322

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Golden Rule
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Top Care Areas

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more than 87% of peers
Colon and Rectal Surgery
more than 83% of peers
more than 78% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Friel "John Friel, MD, is a colon and rectal surgeon serving the greater Nashua area. He is board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery."

1  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

23  Conditions Treated

21  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 2/11/2014
    Amount or Range: Average
    State: 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.


  • Providence
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Albany Med Coll
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Umass Memorial Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Umass Memorial Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Boston University School Of Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Friel's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Friel to family and friends
19 total reviews (15 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Friel'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 (15)

Dr. Friel was very professional,thorough,informative,pleasant, As nervous as I was I felt very comfortable and at ease with Dr. Friel. He performed a Rubber Band Ligation of my hemorrhoid and walked me through the whole procedure quickly. I have to say I felt so much better and happy after my...more
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Hello Carol, we are so pleased that you had such a positive experience with Dr. Friel and his entire team. Thank you for leaving this great review which we will be sure to share with Dr. Friel's team. Thank you again and have a wonderful day.

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Could not have asked for a better, nicer doctor! Should have had a colonoscopy years ago, kept putting it off. He understood why, did not give me a sermon. There were many polyps removed and and needed future surgery. He was very friendly, courteous and thorough. Did not rush you in and out,...more
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Hello, thank you so much for leaving a great review for Dr. Friel. We are happy that you're experience was so positive that you returned for a follow up with him as well! Thank you again and have a great afternoon.

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I was just plain uncomfortable with the reason to go see him but just as the reviews had mentioned he was very pleasant and professional, if need be in the future I will not hesitate to return and I will most definitely recommend if asked
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Hi, we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience! Thanks again for the recommendation, and have an amazing day!

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I was very embarrassed to consult with a rectal doctor, but Dr. Friel made easy for me, and I felt very comfortable to discuss the issue with him. I also had my first colonoscopy with Dr. Friel, and I'm very pleased with the way he took care of me. I definitely recommend him to anyone who is...more
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2 office visits with Dr Friel went very well. He is easy to talk to & takes the time necessary to fully explain treatments & options. I had a hemoroid ligation procedure done that was quick with minimal pain & discomfort. He diagnosed another condition & said it would heal itself in a short time...more
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Hi, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit with John Friel, MD!

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