EMMC Pediatric Surgery of Maine

Pediatric SurgeryAt EMMC we understand that it is can be a stressful experience for families when one of their children needs surgery.  

Our pediatric surgeons care for children of all ages from newborns to adolescents and provide care for the entire spectrum of general pediatric surgery. Prenatal visits with our surgeons are also available to counsel parents expecting a baby who may have been diagnosed before birth with a surgical problem. We are here to help you through the process every step of the way.

EMMC pediatric specialty services includes two fellowship trained pediatric surgeons to provide comprehensive surgical care right here in Bangor. Our pediatric surgeons Dr. Nathalie Kremer and Dr. Whitney McBride work closely with our EMMC pediatric specialists and local pediatricians to provide high quality surgical care close to home.

All aspects of pediatric surgery to treat common conditions like hernias, appendicitis, and removal of masses to the highly complex procedures not performed anywhere else in the region are available at EMMC.  Many of the surgeries performed with Laparoscopic Minimally Invasive Surgery use very small incisions that reduce pain and allow for a quicker recovery and return to normal activities.

Pediatric surgical Conditions treated at EMMC include common pediatric surgical problems such as:

  • Appendicitis
  • Umbilical hernias and epigastric hernias
  • Inguinal hernias and undescended testicle
  • Phimosis or redundant foreskin
  • Neck fistulas
  • Benign masses such as lipoma, ganglion cysts (dermoid cyst, nevus, “lumps and bumps”)
  • Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis
  • Care for children with feeding difficulties requiring feeding tube access

Complex Conditions diagnosed and treated as an interdisciplinary team:
 
  • Neonatal conditions requiring surgery
  • Complex congenital malformations
  • Surgery of congenital lung malformations
  • Chest wall deformities
  • Pediatric solid tumors
  • Hirschsprung’s  Disease
Eastern Maine Medical Center cares for children from a very large geographic region. Our goal is to provide high quality surgical care and help children and families stay closer to home for their care.


Preparing for Surgery

Surgery can be a scary experience for children and their families, but the EMMC team takes the time to make our youngest patients feel at ease. Understanding what will happen during surgery can make a real difference for children. Join Gracie as she has her tonsils taken out and learn what it’s like to have surgery at EMMC.