Northern Light Cardiothoracic Surgery

Breathe easy. Together, we’ve got this.

Each and every member of the Northern Light Cardiothoracic Surgery team is here for one reason only: to guide and assist our patients on their healthcare journey. We understand that a referral to our practice can be overwhelming and, perhaps, even scary. That is why we pride ourselves on personalized, compassionate care, tailored to each person’s unique healthcare needs.

Our accomplished surgeons utilize the most advanced surgical techniques for diseases of the heart, lungs, esophagus, mediastinum, thoracic aorta, diaphragm, and chest wall. Committed to raising quality through innovation, Northern Light Cardiothoracic Surgery uses minimally invasive approaches and procedures whenever possible, including our state-of-the-art surgical robot, often offering a shorter recovery with less pain, and typically allowing our patients to return to their everyday lives sooner and with fewer restrictions.
Our mission is to deliver the highest quality, expert care with compassion and consideration, and our goal is to give our best to every patient, every time, and make healthcare work for you.

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  • Coronary artery disease
  • Valvular disease
  • Structural heart disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Pericardial disease and effusions
  • Benign and malignant masses
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Pleural effusion
  • Malignant and benign masses
  • GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Achalasia
  • Esophageal perforation or rupture
  • Esophageal diverticulum
  • Malignant and benign masses
  • Lymph adenopathy
  • Thymoma
  • Goiter
Thoracic Aorta
  • Thoracic aneurysm
  • Thoracic dissection
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Hiatal hernia
Chest Wall
  • Malignant and benign masses
  • Pectus deformities

Additional Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center Cardiothoracic services
  • Aneurysm repair
  • Cardiovascular education center
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Coronary bypass surgery
  • Hybrid ablation
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Valve repair or replacement

For directions to our practice, contact information, and a full listing of providers, click here.

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