About Dr. Heisler
Dr. Heisler received his B.A. from Columbia College, his M.D. degree from the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University and did his surgical internship, residency and senior residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center as a Visiting Clinical Fellow in the Department of Surgery of Columbia University.
On completion of training, Dr. Heisler established his surgical practice in Falmouth, the home town of his wife, the former Kristen Kenny, and has been a member of the Department of Surgery at Falmouth Hospital since 1980.
Dr. Heisler’s first use of lasers was in conjunction with the earliest adoption of laparoscopic surgery where photocoagulation (since supplanted by electrocoagulation) of blood vessels was at first achieved using the Nd:YAG lasers - as it happens, the same wavelength as the modern LYRA. Dr. Heisler continues a long and abiding interest in the treatment of breast cancer. He served on the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Task Force on Quality Improvement in Breast Cancer Care and performed the first laser mastectomy at Falmouth Hospital. He also placed the first implantable catheters for the administration of chemotherapy at Falmouth Hospital.
Dr. Heisler has served as President of the Falmouth Hospital Medical Staff, President of the Barnstable District (Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket counties) Medical Society, Trustee of the Massachusetts Medical Society, Councilor of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Trustee of Falmouth Hospital and Founding Trustee of Cape Cod Healthcare - the merger of Falmouth and Cape Cod Hospitals.
The Massachusetts Medical Society recognized Dr. Heisler as the "Community Clinician of the Year" for the Barnstable District in 2009.
Dr. Heisler is a lifelong Boy Scout and current scout leader. The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America, on recommendation by the Cape Cod & Islands Council awarded Dr. Heisler the Silver Beaver Award “for Distinguished Service to Youth” in 2007.
Dr. Heisler had always been interested in the cosmetic implications of surgery. With the advent of the capabilities of the EXCEL, GENSIS, LYRA and VENUS - FDA Class IV lasers - this interest has evolved into a new, complete focus on aesthetic skin care. The lasers are permanently installed on site - Dr. Heisler owns the lasers and appointments are booked for all weekdays. ALL LASER PROCEDURES ARE DONE PERSONALLY BY DR. HEISLER. And we, patients and doctor alike, are having fun doing it.