Dr. Richard H. Koehler, MD

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Dr. Richard H. Koehler, MD

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Dr. Richard Koehler M.D. F.A.C.S. 57 Prospect St # 103, Nantucket, MA 02554 Get Directions
(508) 825-1070

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Richard H. Koehler MD FACS specializes in Advanced Abdominal Laparoscopic Surgery, with 23 years of experience. He has an interest...   Read More

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      in Nantucket, MA |
      I was referred via the e.r. for a visit for gallstones. Dr. Koehler assessed my need for a cholecystectomy & hoped for a lapriscopic to shorten recovery, etc. He was vastly knowledgable w/out being pretentious & I felt relieved & very confident in his skill-set and expertise.....he told me of his familiarity with my condition, & his life-long career (yet he has a jovial, youthful way)in this field & teaching. My lapriscopic turned 'open' midstream & Dr.Koehler was a pro! Dr. K. is the best!!
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      Could not have been happier with entire process. Dr.Koehler professianal and personable. Minimal amount of pain after Hernia surgery and have recovered as well as back to work quickly. He explained procedure beforehand as well how I would feel afterwards , all spot on .
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      Excellent experience! Dr. Koehler took the time to explain the procedure and recovery thoroughly. He was very positive, caring and professional. His staff was great as well.
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      Dr. Koehler is a wonderful physician who takes his work very seriously. I have been under his surgical care twice and both times he made me feel very much at ease; communicated with me clearly every step of the way; and was genuine in his follow-up care. He has a great sense of humor and he surrounds himself with a professional team. I particularly like Jo, who coordinated all my care and checked on me regularly. I would recommend him highly to anyone needing his services. .
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      Specialties

      • General Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Surgery

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      • General Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Abdominal Hernia
      • Abdominal Pain
      • Adhesions
      • Anal Fissure
      • Anorectal Abscess
      • Appendicitis
      • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
      • Colon Cancer
      • Colorectal Cancer
      • Crohn's Disease
      • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
      • Gallbladder Diseases
      • Gallstones
      • Hemorrhoids
      • Hernia
      • Incisional Hernia
      • Inguinal Hernia
      • Intestinal Abscess
      • Intestinal Obstruction
      • Lipomas
      • Secondary Malignancies
      • Umbilical Hernia
      • Ventral Hernia

      Procedures Performed

      • Abdominal Surgery
      • Adhesiolysis
      • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
      • Appendectomy
      • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
      • Appendectomy, Open
      • Colectomy
      • Colonoscopy
      • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
      • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
      • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
      • Gallbladder Removal
      • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
      • Gallbladder Surgery
      • Gastrointestinal Surgery
      • Hemorrhoid Removal
      • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
      • Hernia Repair
      • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
      • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
      • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
      • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Colon Surgery
      • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
      • Laparoscopic Ventral Herniorrhaphy
      • Laparotomy
      • Minimally Invasive Surgery
      • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
      • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
      • Port Placements or Replacements
      • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
      • Sphincterotomy
      • Surgery, Trauma
      • Thoracentesis
      • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Tufts University School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1982

      • Internship Hospital
        Tufts New England Medical Center

        Completed in 1985

      • Residency Hospital
        Tufts New England Medical Center

        Completed in 1989

      • Fellowship Hospital
        National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

        Completed in 1987

      • Undergraduate School
        Boston College

        Graduated in 1978

      • Other Education
        Advanced Laparoscopy Course Bethesda Naval Medical Center

        Completed in 1992

        Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor 1992-Present
        Advanced Trauma Operative Management Instructor 2004-Present
        Basic Laparoscopy Course Sutter Medical Institute

        Completed in 1991

        Gordon Research Conference Invitee, American Association For The Advancement Of Science

        Completed in 1987

      Awards & Recognition

      • Awards & Honors
        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
        • Magna cum Laude, Boston College
        • Order of the Cross and Crown, Boston College
        • Humanitarian Service Award (Oct. 17th San Francisco earthquake assistance)
        • Navy Acheivement Medal
        • Combat Action Ribbon (Navy/Marine Corps)
        • Navy Unit Commendation
        • Meritorious Unit Commendation
        • Fleet Marine Force Ribbon
        • National Defense Medal
        • Southwest Asia Campaign Medal (with Marine Corps Eagle, Globe & Anchor for service in combat with USMC forces)
        • Overseas Service Ribbon
        • Kuwait Liberation Medal-Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
        • Kuwait Liberation Medal-Kuwait
        • Navy Commendation Medal
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      • Media & Publications
        • Reoperative experiences and adhesion formation in laparoscopic ventral incisional hernia repairs: a multi-institutional clinical study.
        • Diagnosing the occult contralateral inguinal hernia: Combined use of diagnostic laparoscopy and TEPP laparoscopic repair.
        • Recurrences in laparoscopic incisional hernia repairs.
        • Therapeutic laparoscopy for trauma.
        • Triage of American combat casualties: The need for change.
        • Laparoscopic evaluation of abdominal trauma: A preliminary report
        • Videothoracoscopy in the evaluation and treatment of thoracic injury: A preliminary report
        • Gasless laparoscopy and conventional instruments: The next phase of minimally invasive surgery
        • Thoracoscopic repair of missed diaphragmatic injury in penetrating trauma: Case report. . R.H.Koehler, R.S.Smith. J Trauma 1994;36:424-427
        • Successful laparoscopic splenorrhaphy using absorbable mesh for grade III splenic injury: Report of a case. R.H.Koehler, W.R.Fry, R.S.Smith. Surg Lap Endo 1994;4:311-315
        • SURGICAL FACE MASK, INCLUDING REUSABLE MASKS,WITH FILTERED INHALATION AND EXHALATION VALVES US Patent Application Publication No US 2012/0103339 A1, May 3, 2012;Appl No. 13/284,646;
        • US Patent Application Publication No US 2012/0103339 A1, May 3, 2012;Appl No. 13/284,646; SURGICAL FACE MASK, INCLUDING REUSABLE MASKS, WITH FILTERED INHALATION AND EXHALATION VALVES; Provisional Patent App. No. 61/173/927 filed April 29, 2009
        • CURRICULUM VITAE

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      • English
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      • Specializes in General Surgery
      • Board certified in General Surgery
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      Dr. Koehler's Care Philosophy

      Richard H. Koehler MD FACS specializes in Advanced Abdominal Laparoscopic Surgery, with 23 years of experience. He has an interest in laparoscopy for intraabdominal adhesion-related complications and for hernia surgery. Dr. Koehler has publications on laparoscopic surgery in peer-reviewed journals; he has lectured and taught extensively, nationally and internationally, on laparoscopic advanced hernia surgery and on laparoscopic adhesiolysis. 

      While actively practicing laparoscopic surgery, he is also doing novel research on the effectiveness of traditional surgical masks, as well as higher level face masks, in protecting both the patient and the surgeon. He has presented his findings at a European symposium on nanoparticles in surgical smoke, and has published the initial findings this year in the Journal of the International Society of Respiratory Protection. His hope is to develop the world's most efficient filtering facepiece respirator.

      He holds 3 patents on respirator facemasks.

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      Dr. Koehler says...

      25 Years Board Certified in General Surgery

      23 Years of Laparoscopic Surgical Experience, including:

             10 Publications in peer reviewed journals

            102 abstracts, lectures, hands on proctoring, and live telesurgery given   in  the US as well as in Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Hungary and Poland.

      ADVANCED TRAUMA OPERATIVE MANAGEMENT INSTRUCTOR AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS

      ADVANCED TRAUMA LIFE SUPPORT INSTRUCTOR AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS

      MEDICAL DEVICE PATENT: US Patent Appl. Pub. No.: US 2012/0103339 A1: "SURGICAL FACE MASK, INCLUDING REUSABLE MASKS, WITH FILTERED INHALATION AND EXHALATION VALVES"

      MEDICAL DEVICE PATENT: US Patent Appl. Pub. No.: US 2015/0040910 A1: "FACE MASK SEAL FOR USE WITH RESPIRATOR DEVICES AND SURGICAL FACEMASKS, HAVING AN ANATOMICALLY DEFINED GEOMETRY CONFORMING TO CRITICAL FIT ZONES OF HUMAN FACIAL ANATOMY, AND CAPABLE OF BEING ACTIVELY CUSTOM FITTED TO THE USER'S FACE"

      DESIGN PATENT: US Design Patent No.: US D717,939 S "FACE MASK SEAL",

      TRADEMARK: USPTO: Serial Number 85863722:"CRITICAL FIT TECHNOLOGY"