General Surgery

Northern Light Mercy Surgery is made up of some of Maine’s most accomplished surgeons who are focused on providing the best possible outcomes and patient experience. Our patients are seen as a whole person, not as an illness. Patients receive 24/7 access to dedicated, highly skilled, board-certified surgeons; a personalized treatment plan that utilizes the most advanced surgical techniques and non-surgical treatments; and private hospital rooms for recovery.

We offer surgeries and procedures for acute problems, including both simple and highly complex hernias, gallbladder disease, bowel obstruction, diverticulitis, and appendicitis. We also provide state of the art surgical treatment for cancers of the digestive system, including colorectal cancer and esophageal cancer, as well as skin cancers such as melanoma. Our providers have extensive experience in minimally invasive techniques, which are employed whenever possible.

We also offer evaluation and treatment of varicose veins due to chronic venous insufficiency. While the vast majority of patients obtain treatment, including endovenous ablation and phlebectomy (removal of varicose veins), in the office setting, we offer seamless access to Mercy Hospital’s interventional radiology and wound care services for patients who have severe or complex venous insufficiency.

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Same day visits are available when an urgent need is identified by a primary care or urgent care provider. At Northern Light Surgery, we offer a number of services, including:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal and groin hernia
  • Gallstone and gallbladder disease
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux and (hiatal) hernia
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Ileostomy and colostomy management
  • Appendicitis and other surgical emergencies
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hemorrhoids and anorectal disease
  • Cancers of the abdominal organs and digestive tract (including esophageal cancer and colorectal cancer)
  • Skin cancers, including melanoma
  • Diseases of the adrenal glands
  • Diseases of the liver and spleen
  • Skin infection and wounds, including pilonidal cysts
  • Lymph node biopsy and removal
  • Feeding tube placement

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Colon surgery is one of the most commonly needed types of abdominal surgical procedures. During the three-year period 2015-2017, Mercy patients undergoing laparoscopic (minimally invasive) colectomy procedures were discharged a day sooner than the national average and had a 28 percent lower chance of developing an infection.

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