Colon and Rectal Surgery

Through its Center for Specialty Care and affiliated general surgeons’ offices, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton (BID-Milton) provides high-quality and compassionate colon and rectal surgical care, including minimally invasive surgery, in a convenient community hospital setting.

This team of surgeons includes experienced and respected general surgeons who perform colon and rectal procedures along with Thomas Cataldo, MD, a fellowship-trained colon and rectal subspecialist surgeon from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center who sees patients in the Center for Specialty Care and performs surgery at BID-Milton.

Common colon or rectal conditions treated surgically at the hospital include:

  • Bowel obstructions
  • Colon polyps
  • Colorectal cancers
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hemorrhoids

The colon and rectal surgery program is noted for its collaborative, team approach to care. Surgeons work closely with colleagues from anesthesiology, peri-operative surgery and pathology as well as gastroenterology and other medical specialties as needed.

A well-established surgical physician assistant program, featuring master’s degree-prepared PAs, greatly enhances quality of care and patient satisfaction by assisting with care post-operatively in the hospital.


Morgan Bresnick, MD
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Internship: Boston University Medical Center
Residency: Boston University Medical Center
Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Appointments: 617-313-1450

Thomas Cataldo, MD, fellowship-trained colorectal subspecialist surgeon
Medical School: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Internship: UMass Medical Center
Residency: UMass Medical Center
Fellowship: Ochsner Medical Foundation
Appointments: 617-313-1445

M. Morey Farizan, MD
Medical School: Teheran University
Internship: Ellis Hospital
Residency: Boston University Medical Center
Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles
Appointments: 617-298-0481

Thomas Fitzgerald, MD
Medical School: Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
Internship: Baystate Medical Center
Residency: Baystate Medical Center
Appointments: 617-479-7333

Gregory Kechejian, MD
Medical School:Georgetown University School of Medicine
Internship: Albany Medical Center
Residency: Albany Medical Center
Fellowship: Boston University Medical Center
Appointments: 617-696-0660