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EMMC was the first program in Maine to offer patients the choice between bypass, banding, and sleeve gastrectomy surgical options. Below is a brief description of these surgeries. Once you have been accepted into EMMC Surgical Weight Loss, your surgeon will work with you to determine which option will work best for you.
All of the surgical weight loss options at EMMC are offered laparascopically if your surgeon determines this is the right option for you. During a laparoscopic surgery, often referred to as minimally invasive surgery, small incisions are used to access the abdomen as opposed to the large abdominal incisions that have been previously used for bariatric surgery. Several devices, including a camera and small lights are inserted to help guide the surgeon through the procedure. Major benefits of laparoscopic surgery include reduced blood loss during surgery, reduced pain, reduced length of stay in the hospital, and quicker return to normal activities and work after surgery. Patients also experience reduced risk of wound complications and smaller scars after surgery.
October 2012 - EMMC's Trauma Program Successfully Reverified by the American College of Surgeons
September 2012 - EMMC Named the First General and Bariatric Surgery Robotic Epicenter in the Nation
July 2012 - EMMC Named One of Nation's Most Wired Hospitals
June 2012 - EMMC Received an "A" for Hospital Safety from The Leapfrog Group