Holy Family Hospital is pleased to announce that Romie Mundy, MD has joined Steward Medical Group and the medical staff at Holy Family Hospital.
Dr. Mundy, a general surgeon who is fellowship trained in colon and rectal surgery, earned his medical degree at University of Toledo College of Medicine in Ohio, and then completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine. Following residency, Dr. Mundy completed fellowship training in colon and rectal surgery at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown Alpert School of Medicine in Providence, RI.
A member of the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery, his special interests include minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery, general surgery care for breast, biliary and hernia, and colorectal care that includes colonoscopy, colon and rectal cancer surgery, transanal surgery for rectal polyps; anorectal disorders such as hemorrhoids, fissures and fistulas; Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, and fecal incontinence.
“Dr. Mundy is dedicated and exceptionally trained. With training as a general surgeon and a colorectal surgeon, his skills allow him to help patients with a vast array of conditions,” said Steward Medical Group President George Clairmont, MD. “The Haverhill area has been in need of general surgeons and Dr. Mundy will help fill that void. We are proud to have Dr. Mundy on our surgical team.”
Dr. Mundy is pleased to begin practice in Haverhill, where his wife grew up.
“Haverhill is my wife’s hometown and during my interviews here I was favorably impressed with every person I met. I felt Haverhill would be a great fit for me and my family,” said Dr. Mundy, who considers surgery an almost sacred thing. “Patients place so much trust in their surgeon. A patient’s trust is a great responsibility and a privilege.”
Dr. Mundy’s fellowship training in colorectal surgery expanded his skills as a general surgeon and offered him new skills to help patients with debilitating diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
“These diseases can devastate a patient’s life, often from a young age. Since their disease can be lifelong, having knowledge to care for them surgically is very important. I want patients to know they can be comfortable with me,” said Dr. Mundy, who has seen colorectal surgery and anorectal surgery change lives.
“When I was deciding on the subspecialty of colorectal surgery, I did a procedure for rectal prolapse that is often performed on elderly patients who may not be fit enough to withstand a big abdominal operation. The patient went home the day after surgery and in two weeks flew to see his grandchildren in Colorado. It was his first real trip out of the house in 15 years. That’s the kind of surgery that gives people their lives back, and I enjoy doing that,” said Dr. Mundy.
Dr. Mundy begins seeing patients on August 17, 2015 at SMG General Surgery where he will join V.R. Gokul Prakash, MD and Robert Moore, MD in practice. SMG General Surgery has offices at 62 Brown St., Suite 303 in Haverhill, MA as well as 575 Turnpike St., Suite 27 in North Andover, MA. To schedule an appointment at either location, please call 978-682-2310.
About Holy Family Hospital
Holy Family Hospital is a 383-bed acute-care hospital with two campuses, Holy Family Hospital in Methuen and Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley in Haverhill. Both locations provide comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and 24/7 emergency services to the greater Merrimack Valley, southern New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Seacoast. The hospital’s strengths include orthopedic care, cancer care, neurology, wound and hyperbaric care, behavioral medicine and maternity care. Both campuses are proud recipients of the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission and have earned “A” Hospital Safety Scores from The Leapfrog Group for their performance on national standards of safety, quality and efficiency. Holy Family Hospital is part of the Steward Health Care Systems LLC, the largest integrated community care organization in New England, which combines over 3,0000 physicians, 10 hospital campuses, managed care, insurance programs, home care, an imaging operation, and a number of other post acute services, to provide the most cost effective and highest quality of integrated patient care.