Physicians & Departments

Surgical Services

Martha's Vineyard Hospital's board-certified general surgeons treat a wide range of conditions, including colo-rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, breast disease, gallbladder surgery, and hernias. Employing a collaborative model of care, our surgeons work with anesthesiologists and the Operating Room staff, along with other members of your healthcare team to ensure a patient-centered continuum of care.

General & Laparoscopic Surgery

  • Appendix
  • Colon
  • Endoscopy
  • Fissures
  • Gallbladder
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Trauma Care
  • Wound Vac placements (Wound care and treatment)

Breast Surgery & Examinations

  • Abnormal Mammograms
  • Breast Sparing Mastectomies
  • Image-guided biopsies
  • Lumpectomy
  • Masses / Cysts / Pain
  • Mastitis/Infections
  • Sentinel Node Procedures


  • Enlarged glands
  • Lymph node biopsies
  • Thyroid Evaluations


  • Boils
  • Cancer
  • Moles
  • Wound Care


  • Evaluations & Doppler studies

Mammography & Breast Health

Martha's Vineyard Hospital's Mammography Department offers comprehensive diagnostic and mammography screening services through the Breast Imaging Department of our affiliate, Massachusetts General Hospital. Our Mammography Department is staffed by physicians from Mass General where the results are read and evaluated. We also perform diagnostic ultrasound breast exams and biopsies.

Martha's Vineyard Hospital's Surgical Services Department offers consultations with a surgeon with specialized experience in breast health and needle and surgical biopsy.

Mammograms are offered: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Diagnostic exams are offered with a MGH radiologist every Wednesday.

If you are a new patient, please request your last 4 mammograms from your current provider. Your records may be mailed to:are transferring as

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital
Mammography Department
PO Box 1477
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

To schedule a Mammogram or a Breast Ultrasound call 1-508-957-9421. On the day of your scheduled appointment, go directly to the Radiology Department to register.

Richard Koehler, MD

  • Specialty: General and Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Telephone: 508-693-9012
  • Fax: 508-696-6150
  • Accepting new patients?: Yes
  • Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Internship/Residency: Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Board Certification: General Surgey

Pieter Pil, MD, PhD Chief Medical Officer

  • Specialty: Surgical Services
  • Telephone : 508-693-9012
  • Fax: 508-696-6150
  • Accepting new patients?: Yes
  • Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine
  • Internship/Residency: Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • Board Certification: General Surgery