The thought of surgery can feel daunting. But with new innovative surgical options at Central Maine Healthcare, it doesn’t have to mean a lengthy hospital stay or recovery.
Our board-certified surgeons specialize in the latest minimally invasive techniques for a wide range of procedures, both common and complex. These laparoscopic options involve just a few tiny incisions, plus small specialized tools and cameras placed inside the body.
Compared to traditional open surgery, these techniques may offer you a variety of benefits, such as:
- Significantly less pain
- Less blood loss
- Less scarring
- Fewer complications
- Shorter recovery time
- Shorter (or no) hospital stay
- Faster return to the life you love
Full Range of Options
Common minimally invasive procedures we perform include:
- Appendix removal
- Colon surgery
- Complex bowel and colon resections
- Ear, nose and throat (ENT) procedures
- Hernia repair
- Hysterectomy and other gynecological procedures
- Gallbladder removal
- Tumor removal
- Orthopaedic procedures for the knees, hips, ankles and shoulders
- Urologic procedures
- Weight loss (bariatric) procedures
Healing in the Comfort of Home
With our minimally invasive approach, many of our patients can avoid an overnight hospitalization. In fact, each of our main locations throughout central and western Maine includes a fully accredited same-day surgery unit. Depending on the type of surgery and your unique needs, we may have you home within hours of your procedure.
Prior to your surgery date, you’ll have meet with one of our pre-admission nurses to walk through all instructions and arrange any necessary tests.
After surgery, you’ll rest in the unit under the observation of one of our dedicated nurses and/or your doctor. We ensure you have recovered from anesthesia and are prepared for self-care at home. Usually within a few hours, you will be able to leave with a family member or other caregiver.
Same-day surgery is not right for everyone. Your surgeon, anesthesiologist and care team will work together and with you to help determine the best solution for your health.