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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (10)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Kenneth Tanabe is Excellent. Dr. Tanabe has been reviewed by 18 patients who have provided 10 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.7
Promptness 4.6
Courteous Staff 4.6
Accurate Diagnosis 4.5
Bedside Manner 4.5
Spends Time with Me 4.5
Follows Up After Visit 4.9

Specialties & Research

Dr. Kenneth Tanabe, MD is board certified in Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 5 areas:
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer (Sigmoid Neoplasms)
  • Liver Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Education & Awards

Dr. Tanabe graduated from University of California at San Diego, La Jolla. He has 5 awards.

Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2003 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® for Cancer (2005 - 2007, 2009 - 2012, 2014 - 2015)
Patients' Choice Award (2011 - 2012)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011 - 2013)
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)


Dr. Tanabe has 7 hospital affiliations:

  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital 
  • Massachusetts General Hospital 


  • Spanish
  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Kenneth Kenji Tanabe MD is a male Surgeon, has 26 years of experience and practices in Surgery.
Where does Dr. Kenneth K. Tanabe practice?
Dr. Kenneth Tanabe has 1 office location.
Dr. Kenneth Tanabe practices Surgery near Boston, MA.
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