Patient Education

It is important to us that you have all of the information you need to make decisions about your healthcare. On this website, you can find information about your diagnosis, how to prepare for surgery, and other educational materials to share with your family and friends. Learning about the choices available to help you will make it easier to decide what treatment is best for you. We also offer a list of reliable websites for health information so that you can find the answers you need, from trustworthy sources.

If you don’t find the answers that you are looking for on our website, please call our office and ask to speak with one of our nurses at (207) 885-0011. We are happy to help you find the information you are looking for to better your health!

About Your Diagnosis

Preparing for Surgery

After Surgery

Shared Decision Making

What is Shared Decision Making?

Physicians at Neurosurgery and Spine explain Shared Decision Making, a collaborative process which provides the patient with information about their diagnosis, compares treatment options, and takes individual patient concerns into consideration before a treatment plan is established.

Victor's Story

Victor, an outdoor sportsman of Southwest Harbor, was having a difficult time walking and standing up straight due to severe back pain. With a diagnosis of severe spinal stenosis, MMC’s care team, including a patient navigator, guided Victor through his decision-making process, and he chose surgical treatment. Soon Victor was enjoying the great outdoors again.