Dr. Nora Fullington is a board-certified general surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, specializing in minimally invasive ambulatory hernia, pilonidal, and gallbladder surgery.
General Surgery Residency – University of Massachusetts
Research Fellowship – Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston
Doctor of Medicine – New York Medical College
Biology Degree – Providence College
Dr. Fullington performed over 2000 operations while working as a hospital based General Surgeon for the last several years. She transitioned her practice in 2021 to deliver focused specialized care in just a few areas of expertise with the goal of providing the highest level of care in hernia, gallbladder, and pilonidal disease.
She is committed to providing specialized, high quality, patient-centered care while creating a comfortable experience for her patients. Dr. Fullington sees office patients in Wellesley, Massachusetts as well as in Derry, New Hampshire. The practice offers surgery at Mass General Brigham Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Boston Outpatients Surgical Suites and Surgery Center of New Hampshire – Derry.
She is passionate about humanitarianism in medicine and has organized surgical mission trips to Haiti to treat the underserved population in Port au Prince and surrounding communities and has facilitated “Humanism in Medicine” lecture series. She cares deeply that patients feel heard and understood, have their questions and concerns valued and addressed, and feel the benefits of a collaborative approach to their care.
When not working she enjoys time with her family, friends, and pets, travel, sports, hiking, going to the beach, biking, almost all outdoor activities, cooking, and good conversation.
Learn more about Dr. Fullington’s professional history
Lauren Ott, PA-C
Lauren Ott is a physician assistant who has expertise in gallbladder disease, ambulatory hernia and pilonidal disease. Lauren and Dr. Fullington 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. Fullington in the operating room. As a surgical assistant, she has developed mastery of open and laparoscopic 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. Fullington, she strives to improve the quality of care of each patient.
Lauren serves on the Opioid Reduction Task Force of the Abdominal Hernia Society Quality Collaborative. Together with surgeons across the country, this group is working hard to reduce the impact of post op surgical prescribing has on the epidemic
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 MCPHS University in Boston.
Anna Canavan is a physician assistant with extensive experience working with surgical patients especially in the care of gallbladder disease, hernias and pilonidal disease. Anna works closely with Dr. Fullington providing a team approach throughout a patient’s care. Anna and Dr. Fullington work as a team to examine patients and discuss treatment options. Working together allows them to spend more time with each patient to provide education about their diagnosis and treatment plan and to answer any questions that arise. This continuity of care is carried forward into the operating room where Anna is an expert in assisting with both open and laparoscopic surgeries. She aims to ensure that every patient feels comfortable and heard and receives the highest level of care.
Anna grew up in Quincy, MA. She has an undergraduate degree in Biology from Assumption College in Worcester and a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Tufts University in Boston. She worked for many years as a patient care technician on a surgical floor, during which she gained extensive experience, giving her an authentic perspective of what it is like to be a patient.
When not working, she enjoys going to Red Sox games, traveling, going to the beach, walking her dogs, and spending time with her family and friends.