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Dr. Thomas Canto Joins Surgical Team at Baystate Wing Hospital

PALMER — Dr. Thomas Canto, a board-certified general surgeon, has joined the medical staff at Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer.

“Improving access to local surgical care remains one of our top priorities,” said Dr. David Maguire, chief medical officer for the Eastern Region, which includes Baystate Mary Lane and Baystate Wing Hospital. “Dr. Canto is an accomplished and experienced general surgeon, and we are so pleased that he has chosen to return to Baystate Wing Hospital. He is an essential addition to our surgical team, medical staff, and our hospital community. His return to our team is a testament to our continued commitment to providing expert care close to home.”

Canto comes to Baystate Wing Hospital with more than 25 years of experience in general surgery. Prior to the past two years at Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge, he spent 14 years providing surgical care at Baystate Wing Hospital. He earned his doctor of medicine degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University; his internship at Boston University; and his surgery residency at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. He was also chief surgical resident at Berkshire Medical Center and was affiliated with practices in Virginia and the Carolinas before moving to Massachusetts. In addition to being an accomplished general surgeon, Canto is a wound-care specialist.

Canto is currently welcoming new patients. He joins Dr. Kelly Galster, Dr. Zeling Chau, and Michael Bell, physician assistant, in providing care in the Baystate Health Eastern Region. For more information or to make an appointment, call Baystate General Surgery in Palmer at (413) 370-5015, or in Ware at (413) 967-2800.

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