Weight Loss Surgery
May 28, Tuesday 6:00 pm
Where: Courtyard Boston Woburn/Boston North Hotel
We encourage you to attend the live session but the Online Seminar is always open if you don't want to wait until the next live seminar
Support Group Meeting will be
held on June 26, Wednesday at 7:30 pm
following the Information Seminar.
TOPIC: To be announced...
In the meantime check the Online Support Forum for any issues.
Did you know?
Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy or VSG is now covered by most health insurance plans. The Weight Center at Commonwealth Surgical Associates has been offering Sleeve Gastrectomy since 2008.
2012 Top Doctors
Dr. Dennis Begos was recognized
In the December 2012 issue of Boston Magazine Dr. Begos was recognized as a Top Doctor in colorectal surgery. The 2012 list features a total of 645 physicians selected by their peers in 57 specialties.
Dr. Chang has published numerous articles and chapters in the field of vascular surgery. She has presented her clinical research at local, regional and national meetings. She is involved in the education of medical students and training of surgical and family medicine residents from Tufts University.
Medical Society Affiliations
Massachusetts Medical Society
Middlesex East Medical Society
Eastern Vascular Society
Society of Vascuar Surgery
International Society of Vascular Surgery
Jeanette K. Chang, M.D., was born in Washington, DC, and raised in
Allentown, PA. She graduated with Honors from Brown University in
She obtained her medical degree at Tufts University in Boston, MA, and remained at Tufts/New England Medical Center Hospitals for her residency in General Surgery. As chief resident, she received the Oliver Smith Award, for “excellence, compassion, and service; for extraordinary service and caring,” and the Ralph Deterling Award, “for the strongest clinical performance by a senior resident, including the most consistent quality of care, best bedside manner, and greatest kindness shown towards his or her patients.”
Subsequently, Dr. Chang was a fellow in vascular surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, where she underwent additional training in open surgical and endovascular techniques. During her fellowship, Dr. Chang was involved in clinical research and presented her work at numerous local, regional and national meetings.
As a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Chang is board certified in both General Surgery and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Chang joined Commonwealth Surgical Associates in 2002.
Dr. Chang specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease,
both arterial and venous. Her therapeutic repertoire includes carotid artery
surgery for the treatment and/or prevention of stroke; repair of abdominal
aortic aneurysm, both with the traditional open surgical approach and the
less-invasive endovascular technique; lower extremity revascularization
using a combination of angioplasty/stents and bypass surgery; dialysis
access for patients with kidney failure; and numerous treatments for
varicose and spider veins, including radiofrequency ablation (the VNUS
procedure), phlebectomy, and sclerotherapy. She also treats patients
with chronic edema and wounds secondary to lymphedema and other vascular
Upon her arrival at Commonwealth Surgical Associates, Dr. Chang
introduced endovascular surgery to the practice, broadening the scope of
procedures offered. Catheter-based techniques have made it possible to
take a less invasive approach to treating conditions that in the past could
only be addressed with surgery. She has performed the first
endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in a community hospital in
She is also interested in using ultrasonography, a non-invasive imaging modality, in the screening for and surveillance of vascular disease. Dr. Chang is an interpreting physician at the vascular labs of Winchester Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, and Mystic Cardiology Associates. Commonwealth Surgical Associates also has a vascular lab on site.