Meet Our Physicians
At Muto Surgical, we strive to create a friendly environment where each and every patient can expect to receive excellent individualized attention. Our staff is experienced and knowledgeable, and we take the time to be a reassuring resource when addressing our patients’ questions and concerns. Whether assisting patients with insurance information or explaining how to prepare for a visit, we are committed to putting the patient first.
Paula M. Muto M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Muto grew up in Andover and remains a town local today. After many years of study and medical training, she has returned to her home community to carry on her father’s legacy and continue her family’s surgical practice.
She is a Cum Laude graduate of Phillips Academy Andover, Magna Cum Laude from Amherst College, with a B.A. in Neuroscience and English. After graduating AOA from New York Medical College, she trained in General Surgery at Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston. She completed a vascular fellowship at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts and is boardcertified by the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Muto is a Registered Vascular Technologist, a member of many professional organizations, including the American Vascular Society, the New England Society for Vascular Surgery, Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery, the American Venous Forum, and the Association of Women Surgeons. She has both presented and moderated at many national meetings.
Having exceptional training in both vascular and general surgery, Dr. Muto is proficient in complex surgical techniques as well as minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery. She is dedicated to the improvement of women's health, including the treatment and screening for breast and colon cancer, the treatment of peripheral vascular disease, and stroke prevention. Her commitment to limb preservation led her to establish one of the first centers for wound care in the Merrimack Valley, offering patients some of the most up-to-date techniques in venous and arterial surgery. She is dedicated to educating the local medical community in the prevention and treatment of advanced venous disease.
Dr. Muto has been in solo private practice for nearly 10 years and is personally invested in the care of every one of her patients. With the support of her staff, her goal is to provide easy, prompt access to surgical consultation.
She is married to Dr. Jonathan Gordon.
Dr. Muto is on staff at the following hospitals:
Jonathan K. Gordon M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Gordon, originally from New Jersey, has undergone extensive training in programs and hospitals throughout the Northeast.
He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University then went onto New York Medical College. After training in General Surgery at Boston University Medical Center, he completed a fellowship in vascular surgery at the Boston VA Medical Center. Dr. Gordon continued his academic medicine career as an assistant professor in surgery until 2000, when he entered private practice with Vascular Associates of the Merrimack Valley. In 2003, he joined his wife and father-in-law in private practice. He is certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the Board of Preventive and Hyperbaric Medicine. He is also a Registered Vascular Technologist.
Dr. Gordon is a well-trained general and vascular surgeon with expertise in wound care and the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral arterial and venous disease. He is also an experienced laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeon, offering patients screening colonoscopies for cancerdetection as well as minimally invasive surgery for cancer treatment.
Dr. Gordon is currently Chief of Surgery and Chief of Trauma at the Lawrence General Hospital, as well as Medical Director of the Wound Clinic at the Steward Holy Family Hospital.
Always available for his patients especially in emergencies, Dr. Gordon is committed to the highest standards of medical care.
Dr. Gordon is on staff at:
Joann Rigo R.D.M.S., R.V.T.
Joann is a certified ultrasonographer with decades of experience in vascular ultrasound. She is recognized both in New England and around the world for her expertise in venous disease. She is graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture and is a certified Reiki master. At Muto Surgical, she offers our patients not only the best available technology, but an alternative approach to their medical problems.
Barbara Wall B.S.R.N., M.S.N
Coming from over thirty years of Intensive Care nursing experience, Barbara has been our office nurse for the past fifteen years. A graduate of the Catherine Laboure School of Nursing, she is an invaluable member of our team and is dedicated to our patients’ safety and positive treatment outcomes. Barbara assists in our office procedures and is always there to provide the highest levels of comfort and nursing skill.