When you or a loved one is faced with surgery, we know how important it is to be close to home and family. That’s why Central Maine Healthcare is proud to provide the region’s most comprehensive surgical care—right in your own community.
Each of our locations in Lewiston, Bridgton, Rumford and Topsham is staffed by the same dedicated team of surgeons, ensuring you receive the highest level of care without the stress of travel. These experts perform a full range of procedures, from routine repairs to severe traumas, using less invasive techniques to help you get back on your feet faster.
With our fully integrated health system, you also have access to state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient facilities, advanced technology, convenient lab and imaging and more resources wherever you seek care. And you can always count on us to listen and walk you through what to expect at every step, so you can feel at ease.
Expertise You Can Trust
All of our general surgeons are board certified and fellowship trained, many with advanced certifications in treating problems with the abdominal wall (hernia), colon and biliary system (gallbladder and bile ducts). They’re backed by specialty trained operating room nurses, anesthesiologists, rehabilitation specialists and more committed to your health and wellness.
Complete Range of Specialties
In addition to general surgery, Central Maine Healthcare offers experts in nearly every surgical subspecialty. From life-saving heart, cancer and neurosurgical procedures, to life-changing weight loss, joint replacement and plastic and reconstructive options, you’ll find the specialist to meet your needs.
Advanced Trauma Care
Serious or life-threatening injuries happen when you least expect them, but rest assured we are always ready to respond. At our Level II Trauma Center, our general surgeons are available around-the-clock and are specially trained to treat all types of severe injuries, including burns. We also have on-call access to orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and more, plus innovative telemedicine technology to consult with our partners at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for the most complex traumas.
All of our hospitals feature multiple operating suites, fully equipped with best-in-class technologies, specialized labs, post-anesthesia recovery units and more to maximize your safety and help ensure the best possible outcome.
Less Pain, Faster Recovery
Our surgeons use some of the most minimally invasive techniques available for a wide range of procedures, requiring just a few small incisions. That often means significantly less pain and scarring, fewer complications and faster healing. In fact, many of our procedures can be done on a same-day basis—allowing you to go home and rest comfortably within hours of surgery. Common laparoscopic options include hernia repair, gallbladder and appendix removal and complex hysterectomies.
Comfort & Convenience
If you do require an overnight stay, you’ll find a warm, restful environment at each of our locations. Most of our inpatient rooms are all-private, with individual bathrooms and other home-like amenities. There’s also plenty of room for a loved one to stay with you and flexible visiting hours.
Support for Every Step
We understand undergoing surgery is a stressful time, so we’ve made sure to make your experience as easy as possible.
It starts with our convenient scheduling and pre-admission appointments, where one of our caring nurses will handle all testing, walk you through your instructions and answer any questions.
On the big day, we’ll make sure you feel comfortable and carefully monitor you before, during and after your procedure. We’ll also help coordinate any ongoing care, including our swing bed program for extra recovery time, as well as personalized rehabilitation to help you get back to the life you love.