Surgical oncologists provide comprehensive, expert surgical treatment for patients with a broad range of cancers. The team of surgeons, nurses, and support service personnel are among the best in the country, and the treatment approach, facilities, and technology available are state-of-the-art.

The surgical treatment of cancer requires an interdisciplinary approach that draws on various specialties. At BMC, there are highly skilled physicians in all disciplines needed to provide comprehensive, quality care. The team of physicians and medical staff takes care of the patient through all phases of care—from diagnosis to treatment to follow-up.

Contact Us

Specialty Clinics

Breast Cancer Surgery

Surgery may be recommended for noncancerous (benign) lumps in the breast as well as cancerous tumors. There are several types of surgery for breast cancer. The location and size of the tumor, and individual preference, can all impact this decision. BMC surgeons are experts in breast cancer surgery and use the latest techniques to provide patients with the best care possible.

Liver Cancer Surgery

Several types of surgical operations and interventions are available to treat liver cancer. Our experienced team of surgeons works with patients and a highly specialized group of other clinicians and staff, including gastroenterologists, interventional radiologists, medical oncologists, and nutritionists to determine the best treatment for each patient.

Pancreatic Cancer Surgery

Surgery is currently the most effective treatment for pancreatic cancer. The two types of surgery used to treat pancreatic cancer are potentially curative surgery and palliative surgery. Potentially curative surgery is performed if it appears the cancer can be removed entirely. If the cancer has spread too far to be completely removed, patients may be treated with palliative surgery. Rather than try to cure the cancer, the goals of palliative surgery are to relieve symptoms and prevent problems caused by the cancer, such as the cancer blocking the bile ducts or the intestine.

Gastric (Stomach) Cancer

Surgery is a common treatment for stomach cancer, which is also known as gastric cancer. Our surgical oncologists work with a team of other medical providers to help patients achieve the best possible outcome.

Adrenal Tumor Center

The Endocrine Surgery team at Boston Medical Center is experienced in treating patients who have adrenal tumors, both benign and malignant. These include pheochromocytomas, paragangliomas, adrenal cortical adenomas, and adrenal cortical carcinomas. Working closely with endocrinologists and other specialists, we develop a care plan tailored to each patient.

Thyroid Nodule Center

At Boston Medical Center, an experienced team of endocrinologists and surgeons evaluate thyroid nodules and determine the best treatment for each patient. Thyroid nodules are common and, fortunately, are usually benign (noncancerous).

Multidisciplinary Partners


Patients with blood disorders receive consultation and treatment for a broad range of benign conditions, such as hemoglobinopathies (sickle cell anemia and thalassemia), hemochromatosis, bleeding and thrombotic disorders (von Willebrand's disease and hemophilia), hypercoagulable states, myeloproliferative disorders, myelodysplasia and anemia, and malignancies such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Medical Oncology

The Cancer Care Center at Boston Medical Center cares for patients with malignant and non-malignant blood disorders and cancer. The Center provides diagnostic services, innovative treatments, and comprehensive care to patients by an outstanding, nationally recognized, multidisciplinary team of hematologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, oncology nurses, social workers, and dieticians.

Radiation Oncology

The first step is a consultation with a radiation oncologist who works closely with other physicians and medical professionals to coordinate the best possible care for every patient.

Our Team

Teviah E Sachs, MD, MPH

Chief of Surgical Oncology

Special Interests

Surgical oncology; Liver, pancreas, and biliary cancers; Stomach cancer; Sarcoma; Melanoma

Provider headshot - surgery department

Michael R Cassidy, MD

Surgical Oncologist

Special Interests

Breast cancer, melanoma, soft tissue sarcoma

David McAneny, MD

Chief Medical Officer; General Surgeon

Special Interests

Endocrine surgery, surgical oncology

Andrea L Merrill, MD

Surgical Oncologist

Special Interests

Breast cancer; Endocrine diseases; cancer

Jennifer F Tseng, MD, MPH


Special Interests

Gastric cancer; Pancreatic cancer; Pancreatitis; Hereditary cancer syndromes; Cancer prevention; Surgical risk reduction


Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine Logo

As the principal teaching affiliate of Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center is devoted to training future generations of healthcare professionals.  Learn more about Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.

Latest from HealthCity