Dr. Michael Potter, MD

Dr. Michael Potter, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Michael Potter, MD is a general surgery specialist in Worcester, MA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University Of Massachusetts Medical School in 1997 and specializes in general surgery.Read his story

123 Summer St Ste 210

Worcester, MA 01608

Contact Information

(508) 368-3190

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Umbilical Hernia
very high
more than 98% of peers
Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
very high
more than 95% of peers
Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Potter's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Potter "As a surgeon at Reliant Medical Group, Dr. Michael Potter realizes the importance of trust in the doctor-patient relationship. "When people come to you for an operation, the first thing you have to do is gain their trust," he explains. "Patients have to believe in you and have a certain level of trust in your abilities before you can operate on them – I think that's really essential in surgery." A graduate of Harvard University and UMass Medical School, Dr. Potter enjoys the ability to perform different types of surgery in his practice at Reliant Medical Group. "We do a wide range of surgery here, from general surgical procedures to laparoscopy and bariatric surgery. Offering such a wide range of procedures allows us to take care of virtually every patient need." Working at Reliant Medical Group, Dr. Potter enjoys learning about and utilizing the latest surgical techniques and advancements. "One of the things I like most about surgery is that the technology is always moving forward. For instance, laparoscopy has really changed the way we do certain procedures and allowed patients to enjoy a much faster recovery time by utilizing a smaller incision. Robotic surgery is also going to play a big role in the future, giving surgeons greater maneuverability and more precise control." As a surgeon, Dr. Potter is well aware of the many changes taking place in medicine. "Medicine is constantly evolving. Doctors are always examining new treatments and techniques to determine the best course of action. There's no doubt as physicians we have a greater body of knowledge to draw upon than ever before. It has made decision-making more complicated for doctors, but patients have really benefited." When he's not busy with his surgical practice, Dr. Potter likes to spend time with his wife and children. He has enjoyed the outdoors ever since he was a child and loves to go fly-fishing and cross-country skiing. "Being a surgeon keeps me very busy, but I think it's important to try to find time for the other things in life I enjoy.""
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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

48  Conditions Treated

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47  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • 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)
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Wound Repair
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Massachusetts Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Ma Med School
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Michael Potter, MD
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Am very disappointed with lack of communication and care following hernia surgery by Dr Potter.
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Dr.Potter seems to be a very professional individual in terms of his interaction with me as a patient. He is attentive, explains the issues with an absolute clarity and confidence. I am also impressed with the supportive approach of his other staffs as well during my surgery.
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Such a nice caring man. I have had to see Dr. Potter 3-4 times in the last few years for a repeated medical problem. He is excellent in his care and respect for patients. All the nurses who assist him are super nice as well. Good guy!
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