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Surgical Oncology Team

Carney Hospital Lung Cancer ClinicThe surgical oncology team at Morton Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care includes experienced and compassionate physicians from Morton Surgical Associates, Taunton Urology, Interventional Radiology, and Bristol Pulmonary, as well as various other physicians within Steward® Medical Group. Depending on the type of cancer being treated, our surgical oncology experts use the most technologically advanced, minimally invasive surgical techniques. Their specialties include breast health issues and colon disease, among other general surgery procedures.

Our surgical oncology services include:

  • Laparoscopic abdominal oncology surgery
  • Minimally invasive oncologic surgery
  • Radiological minimally invasive biopsies
  • Minimally invasive urologic surgical care
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Gynecologic surgery

The surgical oncology staff includes:

  • Imad Bahhady, MD, is board certified in internal medicine with sub-specialties in pulmonary diseases, critical care medicine and sleep medicine. He earned his medical degree at Aleppo University Hospital in Aleppo, Syria, and completed his residency in pulmonary critical care medicine at Tufts Medical Center. Bahhady practices at Bristol Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine, PC.
  • Bruce Bodner, MD, specializes in general surgery and is board certified in surgery. He earned his medical degree at New Jersey Medical School and completed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Bodner practices at Morton Surgical Associates, PC.
  • Seema Byahatti, MD, is board certified in otolaryngology, a branch of medicine and surgery that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the head and neck. Byahatti earned her medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine and completed her residency at New England Medical Center. She is the chief of the otolaryngology division at Morton Hospital and practices at ENT Specialists, Inc. in Norwood and Taunton. 
  • Peter Levesque, MD, specializes in urological surgery and is board certified in urology. He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York and completed his residency at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Mass. Levesque practices at Taunton Urologic Associates. 
  • Hirschel McGinnis, MD, specializes in radiology, diagnostic radiology and vascular/interventional radiology. He is board certified in diagnostic radiology with a sub-specialty in vascular and interventional radiology. McGinnis earned his medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. He practices at Taunton Radiology Associates. 
  • Thomas Roodhouse, MD, chief of the surgical department, earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois’ College of Medicine and completed his residency at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. Roodhouse practices at Morton Surgical Associates, PC. He specializes in general surgery and is board certified in surgery. 
  • Richard Taus, MD, specializes in diagnostic radiology and vascular/interventional radiology. He is board certified in diagnostic radiology with a sub-specialty in vascular and interventional radiology. Taus earned his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his residency and fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York. He practices at Taunton Radiology Associates.
  • Charles Thayer, MD, is co-medical director at Morton Hospital. He specializes in general surgery and is board certified in surgery. He earned his medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School and completed his residency Bellevue/New York University Medical Center. Thayer practices at Morton Surgical Associates, PC, and speaks English and French. 
  • Joseph Tito, MD, specializes in general surgery and is board certified in surgery. He earned his medical degree at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York and completed his residency at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY. Tito practices at Morton Surgical Associates, PC.
  • Armand Yelle, MD, specializes in urological surgery and is board certified in urology. He earned his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Yelle practices at Taunton Urologic Associates.

 

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Phone: 508-828-7000
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