Dr. John Friel, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
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Age 49
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Dr. John Friel, MD
Dr. John Friel, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Nashua, NH. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Friel is affiliated with Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Parkland Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital.

Colon & Rectal Surgery of New England

8 Prospect St

Nashua, NH 03060

Contact Information

(603) 577-3322

Dr. John Friel, MD

Dr. John Friel, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • 5 More

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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Friel's Experience

Dr. Friel's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Board certified in Colon & Rectal Surgery and General Surgery
  • Malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis


  • 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
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • 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
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • 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 of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Sphincterotomy

Background Check

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

Dr. Friel has no awards or honors listed.

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
based on 14 total reviews (10 with comments)
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
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Milford, NH |
Having a surgary is no fun,bur having a great surgeon makes it easier and less stressful
in nashua, nh |
I liked him very much. He is not a doctor who talks down to you. He talks directly to you and makes sure that you understand what he is saying. Would highly recommend him.
Laura Colquhoun, thank you for sharing your positive experience!
in Lyndeborough, NH |
Underwent colon resection for diverticulitis with Dr. Friel. No complications or infection. Dr. Friel was efficient, available and thorough in answering all my questions and concerns about the surgery. I highly recommend him. Steve F.
in Hudson, NH |
Dr Friel has been an outstanding individual during my many bouts with diverticulitis. I have had him by my side over the past 8 years. He has preformed 2 major surgeries once about 4 years ago and just recently with a colostomy reversal. He was by my side all the way. I strongly recommend his exprtise and can't thank him enough for always being there. I definitely would recommend him to anyone whom has struggled with this .Sincerely thankful for all you've accomplished with me. Sandra Petersen
in Amherst, NH |
I was unsure about trusting anyone to address issues in my rectal area, at first. After a thorough discussion of the options available to me, and some additional discussion, relative to my visit, I left the procedure knowing I had seen a skilled doctor and would have no problem trusting him to treat me again, should the need arise. I highly recommend Dr. Friel. He is thorough, efficient and very knowledgeable.
in Lowell, MA |
Dr.Friel was very professional. Described all options. The lancing procedures he performed on me was quick and easy with very little discomfort. I immediately trusted Dr . Friel and his nurse.
in Nashua, NH |
Dr. Friel recently performed a colon partial removal and resection because of a spot found during a colonoscopy. My office consult, hospital stay and after visit all went great. He is personable, professional and a great doctor. I was out of the hospital in two days and back to work in two weeks. I would recommend him to anyone.
in Laconia, NH |
Very thorough and takes the time to explain your problem in terms a normal person can understand. I found him to be very caring and truly concerned about my problem. He offered me options but knew when it was time to recommend the important decisions be made. He is prompt and courteous both at the office and the hospital. I would highly recommend him.
in Hudson, NH |
Dr. Friel was very kind, informative, and thorough during my visits and surgery. I was diagnosed with colon cancer and had many questions and emotions. He took the time to answer my questions and I never felt he was rushing out of the room. He performed a laparoscopic sigmoid resection a week after my initial diagnosis. The procedure went great, the recovery was better than I expected and thanks to his skill, my surgery scar is minor. I highly recommend Dr. Friel!
in Nashua, NH |
Dr Friel had taken the time to explain in great detail the diagnosis and the required surgical procedure I did not feel that I was rushed though the process. The surgery went much better that I expected and the recovery was quick even though this was a significant surgery. Dr. Friel is a highly experience surgeon and I credit his expertise to my quick and painless recovery. I would not hesitate to have any procedure with Dr Friel I assure you that you are in great hands.
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Dr. Friel accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts Health Plans
    Tufts PPO
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Friel has admitting privileges

Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
8 Prospect St
Nashua, NH 03060
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St. Joseph Hospital
172 Kinsley St
Nashua, NH 03060
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Parkland Medical Center
1 Parkland Dr
Derry, NH 03038
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