Digestive Health Center
Maine Medical Center provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary care for acute and chronic gastrointestinal (GI), hepatic, and pancreaticobiliary diseases, including all cancers of the digestive tract.
All specialists involved in the evaluation and management of GI cancers work together to determine the optimal evaluation and course of treatment for each patient. Oncologic surgeons, including Board certified colorectal surgeons, gastroenterologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, pathologists and other clinicians with specialized knowledge of these malignancies collaborate and meet weekly, sharing their expertise on each patient's case. A critical member of the team of experts is an experienced oncology-certified clinical patient navigator to help coordinate care on behalf of the patient.
The team's commitment to outstanding patient care is augmented by the latest advances in surgical, endoscopic and interventional radiology techniques. We stay on the leading edge of therapy by participating in clinical research, giving patients access to the latest treatment protocols through appropriate clinical trials that may not be available at other hospitals.