Dr. John C. Friel, MD

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Dr. John C. Friel, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery | Male

Colon & Rectal Surgery of New England 8 Prospect St # North, Nashua, NH 03060 Get Directions
(603) 577-3322

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John Friel, MD, is a colon and rectal surgeon serving the greater Nashua area. He is board certified in Colon...Read more

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4.4 based on 7 responses
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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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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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • 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

Procedures Performed

  • 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

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    Malpractice Claim

    Dr. Friel has 1 malpractice claim

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    • Settlement  (2/11/2014)
    • Amount or Range: Average
    • State: Massachusetts
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Education

  • Medical School
    Albany Med Coll

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    Umass Memorial Medical Center
  • Residency Hospital
    Umass Memorial Medical Center
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
  • Undergraduate School
    Providence

    Graduated in 1990

  • Other Education
    Boston University School Of Medicine

    Completed in 1994

Awards & Recognition

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • 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
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Dr. Friel's 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.