Dr. Roy Phitayakorn, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 45

Dr. Phitayakorn
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Massachusetts General Hospital

15 Parkman St # 460 Boston, MA 02114

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(617) 643-7935

Dr. Roy Phitayakorn, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Phitayakorn to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Dr. Phitayakorn's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
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Dr. Phitayakorn performs Soft Tissue Tumor Removal more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Phitayakorn performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Lipomas
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Dr. Phitayakorn treats Lipomas more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Phitayakorn treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Phitayakorn performs Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Phitayakorn performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Thyroidectomy

Dr. Phitayakorn's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Excisional Biopsy
  • Familial Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastrotomy
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperadrenalism
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Lump
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mass
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer Surgery With or Without Radical Neck Dissection
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Phitayakorn accepts the following insurance:

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Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Dr. Phitayakorn's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Phitayakorn

5.0

Based on 209 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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In September, 2021 Dr Phitayakorn operated on me to remove a diseased parathyroid gland. Dr Phitayakorn is accessible, friendly, knowledgeable, punctual, and, highly skilled in this particular operation. Two weeks post surgery I feel great (and grateful!) and the incision in my neck is barely noticeable.Dr. Phitayakorn's office manager (Gloria) is also friendly and efficient and accessible.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sheila B – Oct 02, 2021
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Plus: Personable, insightful, and centered. Minus: None Interesting: His stylish glasses
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Chris – Mar 30, 2021
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Dr Phitayakorn is an exceptional doctor. He correctly diagnosed my problem, then successfully operated, removing my parathyroid and restoring me to health.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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GladToLoseMyParathyroid – Mar 29, 2021
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Dr. Phitayakorn was excellent. He and Gloria made the visit comfortable and efficient. I would highly recommend Dr. Phitayakorn and his practice!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Feb 15, 2021
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Dr. Phitayakorn and his staff are sincerely interested in the wellbeing of patients. The doctor and his crew made me feel comfortable and at ease and explained the procedure thoroughly. There was relatively no waiting time. And after the surgery I knew what to expect over the next few days. I would highly recommend this team to any and all.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jan 17, 2021
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I am so grateful I met Dr. Phitayakorn. He is an amazing and caring surgeon giving all the support you need during and after surgery, the entire spectrum. He is a great listerner - best part is that he is easy to reach and accommodating to needs. He responded immediately on two separate occassions off hours, and helped get to a root cause. I will definitely recommend this wonderful doctor and his entire staff - they feel like a part of the family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Maria B – Dec 13, 2020
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Dr Phitayakorn and his staff were excellent in all respects. The surgery to remove the lipoma from my leg went very well. I was so much at ease that I even watched the procedure! Big thanks also to Dr. Phitayakorn's assistant, Gloria, who worked very hard to get pre-approval from my insurance company. I cannot recommend Dr. Phitayakorn and his staff enough!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ken Ross – Nov 16, 2020
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Tremendous surgeon with even better communication skills.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Nov 16, 2020
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Dr. Phitayakorn was excellent. I can't recommend him or his staff enough. He was so responsive, took the time to make sure that I understood things and was patient with all of my questions. He gave me the number of his cell phone to contact him if I had any questions or concerns both before and after the surgery. He is a brilliant surgeon and a compassionate and caring man.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 15, 2020
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explains everything in detail. Available via his cell phone after hours and on weekends for questions/concerns.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 13, 2020
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Dr. Phitayakorn is not just an incredible surgeon, but also an incredible person. He was always available from the moment of delivering my diagnosis (Medullary Thyroid Cancer - extremely rare) to this day (1.5 years later). My cancer requires that a surgeon of excellence diagnose and perform the surgery due to its rarity and complexity. My surgery went perfectly and my scar healed amazingly. Dr. Phitayakorn communicates clearly and with kindness. He was always available and he saved my life. HE SAVED MY LIFE! I'm forever grateful and would not hesitate to recommend him to others. Dr. Phitayakorn cares about his patients, listens, makes sure you understand every step of the process, and I am blessed to have had him perform my lifesaving surgery.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Katie – Aug 15, 2020
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Dr. Phitayakorn is an excellent surgeon. He takes time to answer questions and concerns. He is very caring. His staff is wonderful. It's easy to schedule an appointment and wait time is brief. I would highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 13, 2020
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Dr. P was wonderful! Very helpful and compassionate! He listened to my concerns and was so kind. The staff was fantastic as well and the personal attention was excellent! I appreciated the good communication! A+++!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Charlotte Parnagian – Jul 30, 2020
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I was very nervous at my first appointment to talk about surgery. Within minutes Dr. Phitayakorn explained Parathyroid surgery and calmed me right down. He gave me his cellphone number in case I had any questions. He called me the night before surgery and the day after surgery. He is an extraordinary person. He is a brilliant surgeon and a compassionate, kind man. It was a pleasure to hear his reassuring voice each time he called. I would recommend him and his excellent team to everyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joyce D/ Needham – Jun 30, 2020
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I had been putting off surgery because I was not comfortable with the information I was getting. After I finally saw Dr. Phitayakorn I booked the appointment immediately. I had a complicated thyroid/nodule removal and I was so glad I was under the care of Dr. Phitayakorn and his team.. He is very attentive, kind, and extremely competent. Dr. Phitayakorn also gave me his cell phone number in case I had any concerns or questions before or after surgery. I cannot say enough. I will recommend him to anyone needing general surgery.
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Mar 04, 2020
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Dr. Phitayakorn and his team provided a comfortable surgical experience from start to finish. I arrived on time and was escorted back within minutes. His assistant was friendly and helpful. Dr. Phitayakorn answered all of my questions and concerns regarding my cyst removal. I had been warned by numerous friends the the procedure was quite painful but found it to be quite the opposite under Dr. Phitayakorn's care. He followed up to check on my healing and comfort. I highly recommend his office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bergen H Daley – Feb 15, 2020
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Dr. P had the unenviable task of having to remove a huge lipoma from my armpit area that had become unsightly-and so large that nerves were entangled around it. He did an excellent job. He placed the incision where it would show the least. Aside from two acetaminophen in hospital, I had absolutely no pain post-surgery. I was provided if painkillers if I needed them. I'm no hero, but I never needed any. The doctor had great communication skills, very personable, kind and informative. The entire team involved in my care, including his office assistant, were lovely to work with and very comforting. He checked in when I awoke from anesthesia, he followed up personally via phone with lab results and then we had a tele- visit (great so I did not have to go back into town from the 'burbs) about two weeks later. It was bit of wait to schedule the surgery - but don't let that deter you. He is worth the wait. Hopefully I won't need him again, but would not hesitate to use again
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 14, 2020
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Very caring and empathetic, did an outstanding job removing multiple lipomas from my back/shoulder. Healed up very well. He was always available to answer questions or any other concerns that I may have had. Outstanding surgeon!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bruce – Feb 05, 2020
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Highly recommend Dr. P for thyroid/parathyroid surgery. Answers questions and concerns; does not make you feel rushed. Warm and caring. Great patient/doctor relationship. Hospital staff couldn’t say enough about him which made me comfortable I chose the right surgeon
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Elaine in Fitchburg, MA – Feb 02, 2020
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He performed surgery on my thyroid. Great communicator, I knew exactly what he was going to do. He kept my wife informed throughout the day of surgery. Outstanding results!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Drew Staniar – Oct 23, 2019
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Each patient is an individual who deserves the best possible care.

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2012
Harvard Medical School Gilbert Simulation Center Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Massachusetts General Hospital-Endocrine Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Case Western Reserve University General Surgery
Residency Hospital
2006
University of Illinois at Chicago Masters in Health Professions Education (MHPE)
2003
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internship Hospital
2002
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Medical School
1998
Allegheny College
Undergraduate School
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Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best 2007 UIC MHPE Thesis Award, June 2008
  • Recipient of the 2002 Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Humanism in Medicine Student Award, May 2002
  • Recipient of the 2005-2006 Association for Surgical Education and American College of Surgeons’ Surgical Education Research Fellowship (SERF), April 2006
  • Recipient of the 1998 “Dean’s Award for Leadership” for Working to Strengthen the Allegheny Community., May 1998
  • Recipient of the 2002 Sheehan/Cheke Memorial Prize for Exemplifying the Patient-Physician Relationship, May 2002

Media & Publications

  • Thyroid Disease (Biographies of Disease), 11/8/2010
  • Follow-up after Surgery for Benign Nodular Thyroid Disease: Evidence-Based Approach., July 2008
  • Follicular Thyroid Adenoma and Carcinoma., In Press
  • An Investigation of Epidemiological Factors Associated with Large Nodular Goiter., 6/1/2006
  • Incidence and Location of Abnormal Ectopic Parathyroid Glands., Mar 2006
  • Parathyroidectomy: Overview of the Anatomical Basis and Surgical Strategies for Parathyroid Operations., June 2007
  • Incidental Thyroid Carcinoma in Patients with Graves' Disease., Mar 2008
  • Jaw Tumor: An Uncommon Manifestation of Primary Hyperparathyroidism., Fall 2010
  • What Constitutes Adequate Surgical Therapy for Benign Nodular Thyroid Disease?, 6/1/2009
  • Laparoscopic and Selective Open Resection for Adrenal and Extraadrenal Neuroendocrine Tumors., Jan 2008
  • Difficult Problems in Thyroid Cancer Surgery., Feb 2010
  • Hyperparathyroid Crisis, June 2008

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What are Dr. Roy Phitayakorn, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Phitayakorn frequently treats Soft Tissue Tumor Removal, Lipomas, and Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Phitayakorn treats.

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Dr. Phitayakorn's office is located at 15 Parkman St # 460, Boston, MA 02114. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital15 Parkman St # 460 Boston, MA 02114
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81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

27 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)