Philip A. Cohen

Philip A. Cohen, MD

Robotic Surgery - Weight Loss/Bariatric, General Surgery, Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery, and Robotic Surgery - General

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Medical School

Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 2001


Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA, Surgery


UMass Medical Center, Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery

Board Certification

  • Surgery

Academic Appointment

Assistant Professor of Surgery, UMass Medical School

Awards and Titles

Senior resident teaching award


UMass Memorial


"Dr. Phil Cohen is a wonderful doctor. I felt like he was a friend by the end of my ordeal. He treated me with kindness, respect, dignity and his bedside manner is better than any experience I've ever had. I truly thank him for that. I was alone, scared and in a serious situation. He calmed me down and made me feel at ease."

January 8, 2021

"Dr. Cohen and the nurses are all top shelf! I had a good outcome. They found nothing wrong."

October 30, 2020

"My physician was Dr. Phil Cohen and he was always courteous, professional and always kept me informed."

November 11, 2019

"Dr. Cohen and Dr. Whang are superior physicians and I will recommend them highly. I felt personally taken care of. I was very sick and all the team members and nurses were superior in their work. Chris L. from Brigham Women's is very thorough."

May 21, 2019

"The Gannett nurses and CNAs were “understanding, nice to me, supportive and positive.”  Doctors Cohen and Patsos were “dedicated, very nice.”  Doctor Northrup was “a genius, helpful and caring."

January 25, 2019

"Phillip Cohen, the surgeon was very wonderful, his PA Colleen was very wonderful, all the nursing staff and the CNA's on the 2nd floor...  I can't remember all their names but they were so wonderful.  I'd say that this is the best hospital that I've ever been to and I thank you guys so much."

September 18, 2018

"Serious medical condition was handled timely and completely.  Dr. Cohen did a great job."

August 20, 2018

"My nurse, Alisa, my nurse Sarah, were wonderful and great.  Dr. Cohen was my surgeon and everything went as well as could be and as planned.  So wanted to thank the entire staff, also the aides, I believe Dolores was one of them, who was very helpful, so thank you all very, very much."

June 5, 2018

"Dr. Cohen and staff took the time to discuss and explain all my concerns.  This is very important to me, I’ve never been operated on."

May 21, 2018

Patient Stories

Janice LaVallee weight loss patient story

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Janice felt tired all the time. She tried several popular weight loss programs but nothing gave her lasting results.

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David Eckbold weight loss surgery patient story

Vertical Sleeve Surgery

David was used to taking medication for diabetes and high blood pressure but he knew that shedding pounds would make him healthier.

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James Boucher weight loss surgery patient story

Robotic Weight Loss Surgery

James has shed nearly 150 pounds, gone off his medications and built his endurance enough to sustain his 25-mile bike rides!

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Michelle Bernard weight loss surgery patient

Vertical Sleeve Surgery

A few years ago, Michelle couldn’t walk from the parking lot to the entrance of Milford Regional, where she works as a CNA, without stopping at least four times to catch her breath.

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