Michael Reinhorn

Dr. Michael Reinhorn, MD

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OVERVIEW

Dr. Michael Reinhorn is a board-certified general surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a father, husband, cyclist and swimmer. For the last 12 years, Michael Reinhorn has enjoyed seeing new patients in the area surrounding Newton-Wellesley Hospital, a highly rated hospital in Newton, MA just 10 miles outside of Boston. Dr. Reinhorn’s focus is entirely on ambulatory hernia and pilonidal patients and in creating a focused practice servicing the entire New England region. While we perform the vast majority of our surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, we have been exploring safe ambulatory alternatives for patients including ambulatory centers near Boston. Dr. Reinhorn has interest and expertise in minimally invasive inguinal hernia surgery and has performed over 3400 hernia procedures during his career Years of experience: 17 years as a Surgeon, 22 as an MD.

WebMD Spotlight
WebMD Spoke with Dr. Reinhorn about a few relevant health topics.

What is the experience like for patients that visit your office?
We strive for each patient’s experience to be a pleasant visit to our office.  First of all, we have partnered with local artists from surrounding communities to display their original artwork. The first impression that patients get is that they are walking into an environment with soothing colors, meant to relax them. The initial interaction is with our front office staff in person or on the phone.  Each team member of Boston Hernia is uniquely trained to handle most questions and concerns about hernia or pilonidal care.  We emphasize efficient and personalized care at every aspect of our patients’ experience.  We do our best to educate and partner with our patient so that everyone feels like any decision is a collaborative one. Our surgical care is focused on delivering the highest quality care and a fast recovery from surgery.

Can you describe how your team interacts with patients? 
Our team strives to maintain a patient centered approach to every interaction within the capacity of our small practice.  We provide ample time for new patients to get answers to their questions during their initial consultation.  We feel that being on time is critical to our patients and our well being.  Sometimes that means that we require more than one appointment to take care of patients who have had multiple previous operations or complications from previous surgery.

Our staff has been in the consultation room and the operating room with us. They understand most facets of hernia and pilonidal disease and can answer many questions our patients have on the phone. We expect our staff to be professional, courteous and accommodating when possible and we need to know if we can do better.

Do you have any stories where a patient had an exceptional experience with you or your team?
We have had several patients who have had traditional hernia surgery on one or both sides of their groin and found us for their recurrent hernia or a new hernia on another side.  Some of the happiest patients are the ones that tell us how much better their recovery was after our operation as opposed to their previous laparoscopic or open hernia repair.

What drew you to your current specialty?
As a general surgeon I was doing a lot of different operations, with very good outcomes.  I fell into inguinal hernia surgery after attending a lecture about the type of hernia repair we now do - open preperitoneal inguinal hernia surgery. When I sat in that lecture over 15 years ago I knew that the surgeon was describing what to me sounded like the perfect hernia operation.  I have an engineering background and when the surgeon described getting a piece of mesh behind all of the abdominal muscles in the groin while the patient was able to avoid general anesthesia, I knew that is the way I wanted to repair hernias.  I learned the repair and started to focus my practice to doing that operation.  About 2 years ago an international paper suggested that the best way to fix an inguinal hernia is with mesh behind the abdominal wall and under local anesthesia.  I feel very fortunate that we have been able to help a lot of patients with this hernia approach.

Anything interesting about yourself that you’d like to share with your prospective patients?
I am lucky to have found a profession and area of focus that allows me to help people, while giving me immense personal satisfaction.  I love what I do for a living.   I also enjoy spending time with me family, traveling, hiking or camping.  On a personal note, I used to be a long distance competitive swimmer and find inner peace in exercise and endurance sport.

If you had to select a quote to represent yourself as a physician / provider to your patients, what would it be? 
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Medical School
Boston University
Graduated 1996
Cornell University
Graduated 1992
Brandeis
Graduated 2017
Boston University School Of Medicine
Graduated 1996

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Boston Hernia and Pilonidal Center
20 Walnut St Ste 100
Wellesley, MA, 02481
"I recently had inguinal hernia surgery at Boston Hernia. It was an outstanding experience. Dr. Reinhorn and his staff clearly explained my options and patiently answered my questions. His team set very clear expectations for the day of surgery and the days and weeks following. Everything was clearly detailed and left me with little doubt of what to expect. I especially appreciated Dr. Reinhorn's approach ..."
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  • June 10, 2020

INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED (27)

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  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • UHC Options PPO
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Tufts PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Tufts Granite Advantage EPO, PPO and Saver
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Aetna Whole Health Colorado Front Range
  • BCBS MA HMO Blue Select
  • CompBenefits AdvantagePlus Plans
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • PHCS PPO
  • BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
  • First Health PPO
  • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO

LOCATIONS

20 Walnut St Ste 100
Wellesley,MA,02481
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
17 Riverside St Ste 203
Nashua,NH,03062
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
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  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Brigham & Womens Faulkner Hospital