Reza Rahbar, M.D., F.A.C.S, F.A.S.C.R.S., has joined the staff at Central Maine Surgical Associates (CMSA) located at 12 High Street, Suite 401 in Lewiston.
Rahbar completed his undergraduate studies and received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his general surgery training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School in Boston and completed his fellowship in colorectal surgery at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, La.
Rahbar comes to CMSA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he has been in academic surgery practicing colorectal surgery for the last seven years. He is board certified in both general and colorectal surgery. Rahbar is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colorectal Surgery and serves as the co-editor of the World Journal of Colorectal Surgery.
He specializes in surgery for benign and malignant diseases of the colon and rectum with a focus on minimally invasive surgical techniques using advanced laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, and surgical endoscopy. Within the various colorectal diseases Rahbar holds a strong interest and experience in surgical management of Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis.
“Surgery really is a calling, it requires a lot of you, but if you love it like I do, it gives back so much more,” said Rahbar. “I enjoy being a sub-specialist caring for benign and malignant problems. People come to colorectal surgeons with problems they want fixed. I get to help them and in return I get to meet and care for many wonderful people.”
“I realize that what I do as a surgeon is routine work for me, however, undergoing an operation or seeing a doctor in the office is anything but routine for a patient. Remembering that every day helps me keep at my best and connect with my patients,” continued Rahbar.
Rahbar practices at Central Maine Surgical Associates in collaboration with Nina Edwards, M.D., Rajeev Puri, M.D., James Reilly, M.D., David Burke, M.D., Laura Withers, M.D., Anna Royer, M.D., Kimberly Caldwell, P.A.-C., Rebecca Gardina, P.A.-C., Kate Grygiel, P.A.-C., Rebecca Pare, F.N.P., Elizabeth Pavao, F.N.P., and Sara Reeder, P.A.-C.
Central Maine Surgical Associates is part of Central Maine Healthcare and can be reached by calling 207-795-5767.