Dr. Cynthia Paciulli

Gastrointestinal Surgery

Metabolic & Bariatric surgery


Stress Less about Surgery

Collaborate with a Holistic Minded Surgeon

“Every surgery is Major Surgery
when it’s performed on YOU.”

– Dr.P

Most of us view Surgery as a last resort,
but sometimes it’s the best option

Surgery can be Scary.

For most people, needing and contemplating surgery are frightening prospects.

The Operating Suite and Hospital environment may be unfamiliar and intimidating.

You may have read conflicting information online, encountered different opinions from various other healthcare providers, or heard “worst case” stories from well-intending people.

You Might Be Asking…

  • Do I really need surgery? Is there another option?
  • Will it hurt me physically/financially/or otherwise?
  • Does my provider See ME and Hear ME as a Unique Individual?
  • Can I trust this Surgeon and team?
  • I don’t want to give up control . . . how can I maintain my autonomy?
  • Will surgery restore my health and Quality of Life? How soon?

I have been in your shoes several times myself.

When health problems arise there is always uncertainty, and whether we like to admit it or not, some level of anxiety.

Having experienced both sides of the proverbial fence, I can truly empathize with you.

I Listen to Understand

“When I meet a new patient, I feel my role is to fully evaluate their presenting problem and generate the safest, most effective options to address the problem at hand. I strive to learn their perspective and history so that I can understand, educate, and reassure them about the steps we need to take together to help them regain their health.”

– Dr.P

My Advice to You

1. Do your research.

Learn what you can about the skills of the surgeon.

Most surgeons will pass this test. Then learn what you can about the surgeon as a human being – is this professional relatable, attentive, and in alignment with your values?

2. Follow your instincts.

Choose a surgeon with whom you feel comfortable.
Believe it or not, trust or lack of trust for your provider can dictate your outcomes from medical treatments.

3. Do your part

Advocate for yourself.
Ask the questions you need answered. Make sure you fully understand.
Express how you feel and how you view the situation.
Adhere to recommendations for preparation and recovery.

“I want to see you living fully ASAP!”


Dr. Cynthia Paciulli practices within the world-renowned Mass General Brigham Integrated Health Care System

Dr. Paciulli is widely recognized as a thoughtful and precise surgeon with quality outcomes and excellent patient success rates. She is a compassionate and fully present holistic-minded provider. Her mission is to combine her interest and training in psychology and BioEnergetics, her passion for Food as Medicine, and her ongoing education in the field of Functional Medicine (individualized systems based approach which focuses on root causes rather than symptoms) to empower people to truly thrive in life well beyond their surgical experience.

Testimonials from Patients

“I am so honored when people remember me, even from many years ago. When new issues arise in their own lives or with their families or friends, they look me up again.”
–Dr. P

This woman saved my life!!!! I underwent an emergency ileostomy with complications and am grateful beyond words that Dr. Paciulli was my surgeon. I knew from the moment we met that I was in the best hands. I am forever thankful for her and she will always hold a place in my heart.
Stephanie Shaines
Stephanie Shaines
December 29, 2022
Wonderful doctor with a wonderful team. They have completely changed my life! Thank you!!!
Katie Akeley
Katie Akeley
April 28, 2022
Dr. Paciulli is the best surgeon ever! She is down to earth and very good at what she does. She generally cares about each and every patient! She has been my Dr. For many years and has done several different types of surgery on me. I would never use any other Dr.
Laurie Loyd
Laurie Loyd
January 3, 2022
Once again I am overwhelmed by the amazing care I received from Dr Paciulli. She did not do my initial RNY, but as a patient of this group when I went in to the emergency room and found I needed emergency surgery, she took charge. She listened and explained and comforted me at a time that was almost impossible. I cannot thank her enough for her dedication, expertise and just for caring. I could not imagine being in any more capable hands.
Heather Twombly
Heather Twombly
January 16, 2021
Dr. Paciulli is my hero! She was amazing from the first meeting until now. She is a wealth of knowledge and was able to explain every aspect to me in great detail. Her enthusiasm is reassuring and comforting. She has spent the time to listen and work with me both before and since the surgery. She has continued to follow me and my progress since my surgery over a year ago. I would highly recommend her to anyone and everyone. She and her team at the Wentworth-Douglass Bariatric and Weightloss program are second to none! Thank you.
Robert Pruyne
Robert Pruyne
September 10, 2020
Dr Paciulli performed my Sleeve stomach reduction surgery in July 2020. Both she and all the staff at the Wentworth Douglas Hospital Bariatric Center were excellent. They listened well, answered all my questions, and were patient and kind. No one ever really wants to have surgery, but if you have to, these folks are the best!
Jocelyn VanBokkelen
Jocelyn VanBokkelen
September 4, 2020
Dr Paciulli takes the time to give you all the information you need and helps you make the decision that is right for you she will answers all questions you may have. Day of surgery she will pop in to see how you are doing and makes you feel at ease. I have had her do Two different procedures and everything went great. Would definitely recommend Dr Paciulli.
Tony Vendasi
Tony Vendasi
September 2, 2020