Dr. Robert Canning, MD

General Surgery •  Male • Age 61
  
Dr. Canning
Accepting new patients

U Mass Memorial Medical Group

55 Lake Ave N Worcester, MA 01655

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(508) 334-1000

Dr. Robert Canning, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Worcester, MA and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Canning has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons medical school in 1985. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Marlborough Hospital and MetroWest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Canning to book an appointment.


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(508) 334-1000

Dr. Canning accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Neighborhood Health Plan
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 92% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Canning performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Canning performs this procedure more than 93% of their peers

Gallbladder Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Canning performs Gallbladder Removal more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Canning performs this procedure more than 92% of their peers

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Dr. Canning's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Cancer
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • 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)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spleen Disorders
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thrombosis
  • Total Splenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

Dr. Canning's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Canning

3.7

Based on 6 ratings

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I recently had a complicated surgery by Dr. Canning. He was very caring, knowledgeable, and listened to my concerns. I felt confident in him from my first visit. He did an excellent job and I am recovering nicely. Have already recommended him to others.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a General Surgeon, I understand the anxiety associated with making a decision for surgery and try to make my patients as comfortable as possible both with their decision and their recovery process.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

1990
Montefiore/aecom
Residency Hospital
1986
Montefiore/aecom
Internship Hospital
1985
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School
1981
Columbia College
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Locations

U Mass Memorial Medical Group

U Mass Memorial Medical Group55 Lake Ave N Worcester, MA 01655
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Marlborough Hospital

Marlborough, MA

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

MetroWest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital

Framingham, MA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

Milford Regional Medical Center

Milford, MA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Umass Memorial Medical Center

Worcester, MA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

UMass Memorial Medical Center - Memorial Campus

Worcester, MA
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)