Our Providers

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 3,500 hernia operations and has published his outcomes in peer reviewed medical journals and reports all patient outcomes to a national database. While performing over 400 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. He is also passionate about improving value within the healthcare system for patients, providers, payers, and employers. 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, 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 4 years, Lauren has evaluated over 800 new pilonidal patients and well over 3000 patients with groin hernia and umbilical hernia. 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 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  Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 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