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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Northern Light Mercy Hospital offers minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopic surgery and robotic-assisted surgery.

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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 Mercy 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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Northern Light Mercy Hospital has a da Vinci surgical system, which gives your surgeon an advanced set of instruments to use in performing robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery.

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Colon surgery is one of the most commonly needed types of abdominal surgical procedures. During a recent three-year period (2018-2020), Mercy patients undergoing elective colectomy procedures were able to have their surgery completed with a minimally invasive technique in almost 85% of cases. Over 50% of patients were able to be discharged from the hospital in three days or fewer.
 

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