Our Providers

Nora Fullington, MD

 Dr. Nora Fullington is an expert in minimally invasive hernia, gallbladder and pilonidal surgery

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Nora Fullington will be joining our practice in May of 2021.

Dr. Nora Fullington is a board-certified general surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, specializing in minimally invasive ambulatory hernia, pilonidal, and gallbladder surgery. 

Educational Background:

  • General Surgery Residency – University of Massachusetts
  • Research Fellowship – Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston
  • Doctor of Medicine – New York Medical College
  • Biology Degree – Providence College 

Dr. Fullington performed over 2000 operations while working as a hospital based General Surgeon for the last several years. She will be joining us in May 2021 to specialize in ambulatory hernia, pilonidal, and gallbladder surgery. While Dr. Fullington is a very experienced surgeon, she and Dr, Reinhorn will initially operate together when performing the open preperitoneal inguinal hernia repair and the Shouldice (non-mesh) hernia repair. In addition to offering open preperitoneal mesh and non-mesh hernia repairs. Her laparoscopic training and experience will allow for care of patients who for various reasons would benefit from laparoscopic hernia surgery rather than the open preperitoneal repair. 

Additionally, given her vast laparoscopic experience, she brings  expertise in gallbladder surgery to our practice. She is committed to providing specialized, high quality, patient-centered care while creating a comfortable experience for her patients.

She is passionate about humanitarianism in medicine and has organized surgical mission trips to Haiti to treat the underserved population in Port au Prince and surrounding communities and has facilitated “Humanism in Medicine” lecture series. She cares deeply that patients feel heard and understood, have their questions and concerns valued and addressed, and feel the benefits of a collaborative approach to their care.  

When not working she enjoys time with her family, friends, and pets, travel, sports, hiking, going to the beach, biking, almost all outdoor activities, cooking, and good conversation. 

Learn more about Dr. Fullington’s professional history

Michael Reinhorn, MD

Michael Reinhorn, MD

Dr. Michael (Micki) Reinhorn is a board-certified general surgeon, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, specializing in ambulatory hernia and pilonidal surgery. He is also an associate clinical professor of surgery at Tufts University. His practice is located near Boston and services most of New England.

Educational Background:

  • Doctor of Medicine & General Surgery Residency- Boston University
  • Engineering degree – Cornell University
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration – Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Dr. Reinhorn has performed over 4,400 hernia operations and has published his outcomes in peer reviewed medical journals and reports all patient outcomes to a national database. While performing over 500 hernia operations each year, Dr. Reinhorn is working to identify ways to reduce opioid prescribing and utilization in hernia patients. He is the chairperson of the opioid reduction task force for the Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative (ACHQC). He is also passionate about improving value within the healthcare system for patients, providers, payers, and employers. Dr. Reinhorn was recently elected by the Americas Hernia Society to represent them on the board of the ACHQC. He is an expert in work related groin injuries and has lectured nationally about groin injuries as well as about his streamlined, specialized practice.

Over his surgical career, Dr. Michael Reinhorn has developed expertise in minimally invasive inguinal and umbilical hernia surgery. He is also a specialist in surgical treatment of pilonidal disease and for the last eleven years, he has been performing the “Cleft-lift” or “Bascom flap” procedure. While no formal training after surgical residency is required to become a hernia surgeon or pilonidal surgeon, as a result of his 17 years of experience focusing on these conditions, he has become expert in both. His practice is focused on inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, epigastric hernia and pilonidal disease in order to provide sub-specialized level of care for patients suffering from these conditions.

When not working, he enjoys time with his wife and three children, including hiking in the White Mountains, skiing, swimming, biking, traveling and cooking.

Dr. Reinhorn’s Downloadable CV

Lauren Ott, PA-C

Lauren Ott, PA-C

Lauren Ott is a physician assistant who has expertise in ambulatory hernia and pilonidal disease. Over the last 6 years, Lauren has evaluated well over 5000 patients with groin hernias and umbilical hernias as well as over 1200 new pilonidal patients. Lauren and Dr. Reinhorn work together in the office as a team; spending more time with each patient, examining, educating, and discussing treatment options including surgery. Lauren sees patients immediately before and after their surgeries, and is trained to assist Dr. Reinhorn in the operating room. As a surgical assistant, she has developed mastery of inguinal hernia surgery and pilonidal cleft lift surgery, and in addition to assisting in surgery, she functions as surgical coach. Lauren’s strengths are her ability to connect with people quickly, and explain complex diagnosis and treatment to anyone. By working closely with Dr. Reinhorn, she strives to improve the quality of care of each patient.  

Lauren serves on the Opioid Reduction Task Force of the Abdominal Hernia Society Quality Collaborative.  Together with surgeons across the country, this group is working hard to reduce the impact of post op surgical prescribing has on the epidemic

Lauren grew up in Erie, PA and has an undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from MCPHS University in Boston.

 

Recent Testimonial

What a personable staff! I felt at ease from my initial contact and then every step of the way. The staff behind the scenes, his PA Lauren and all the doctors and nurses were wonderful. Not to mention minimal scarring and very quick, easy recovery.

11/22/17