Dr. Paul Arcand, MD

Dr. Paul Arcand, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Paul Arcand, MD is a general surgery specialist in Leominster, MA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in general surgery.Read his story

165 Mill St

Leominster, MA 01453

Contact Information

(978) 466-3333

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 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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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
very high
more than 97% of peers
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
more than 93% of peers
Gallbladder Removal
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Arcand's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Arcand "Growing up in Rhode Island, Dr. Paul Arcand learned quickly how a doctor could have a big effect on his community. "My father is a Family Practitioner, and when I was a boy people would stop me on the street and tell me how grateful they were that my father had helped them or a loved one through an illness. It really had a profound affect on me – that people were so grateful for their care. I think that was the main reason I decided to become a doctor." As an award-winning surgeon at Reliant Medical Group, Dr. Arcand has a lot of opportunities to help people. He performs many different types of surgeries including general, laparoscopic, and bariatric surgery. "I really love operating. I think all surgeons do. Whether it's a laparoscopic gall bladder removal or a colorectal procedure, the surgical component is always very challenging and rewarding," he explains. "Most importantly, as a surgeon, you have the opportunity to really make a difference in people's health and well-being and that's very satisfying." In 2004, Dr. Arcand was named Innovator of the Year at Reliant Medical Group for his pioneering work in the Bariatric Surgery Program. The program takes a multi-disciplinary team approach to helping highly obese people lose weight and become healthier physically, mentally and emotionally. Reliant Medical Group nutritionists, behavioral medicine therapists and other caregivers partner with patients and provide intensive counseling to prepare them for this life transformation. If the team feels the patient would benefit from surgery after the counseling is complete, Dr. Arcand performs the gastric bypass procedure. "The team approach we take is very selective, and has made the program very successful. We work hard to address the underlying issues of why the patient is obese. The surgery is really just one aspect of this program which has helped many patients improve their quality of life." Whether he is in or out of the operating room Dr. Arcand enjoys the atmosphere of working at Reliant Medical Group. "There's a lot of camaraderie here. Whether surgeons, nurses or staff we are all part of the same team, working toward a common goal of healing people and getting them home as soon as we can. I really enjoy being a part of that." When he's not busy with his surgical practice, Dr. Arcand enjoys being at home with his wife and family. He and his wife have three children and they enjoy many types of family activities. Dr. Arcand also enjoys outdoor pursuits such as fishing and hunting. "I've always liked working with my hands, whether it's in the operating room or at home on the weekends. I guess that's just the way surgeons are.""
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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

55  Conditions Treated

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47  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • 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
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • 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
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • 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
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • 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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  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Umass Memorial Med Center
    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. Paul Arcand, MD
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Dr. Arcand is a credit to his profession. He is genuinely concerned with the health and welfare of his patients. His skills as a surgeon are excellent. He takes the time to explain everything and answers all questions so that anyone can understand. Thanks for getting me back to a healthy life!
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Professional, skilled with human being personality. Was sensitive to the my discomfort and pain.Explained the problem in clear understandable English. A real doctor
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