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Quick Facts

  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Regional Top Doctors
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • Top 10 Doctor - State
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Accepted Insurance

  • First Health
  • United Healthcare
  • Anthem
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Multiplan

Doctors in Casco Bay Surgery

View all physicians that belong to Casco Bay Surgery.

Ratings & Comments

88 ratings with 22 comments

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Casco Bay Surgery when asked is excellent. Casco Bay Surgery has been reviewed by 88 patients. The rating is 3.8 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Casco Bay Surgery as provided by patient reviews is 18 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

3 specialties

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

    Colorectal surgeons are doctors who perform surgery in order to correct problems with the anus, rectum or colon. These physicians perform colonoscopies, and other diagnostic procedures, in order to identify any issues that require surgical intervention. They then determine what type of surgical procedure would be best. The specialists also care for these patients post-operation to ensure proper healing and recovery.

  • Bariatric Medicine

    Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
    The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
    Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
    One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.

  • General Surgery

    A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
    The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
    Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.

  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of Vermont College Of Medicine
  • Boston University School Of Medicine
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
  • George Washington University School Of Medicine And Health Sciences
  • University Of Medicine And Dentistry Of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Casco Bay Surgery is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Portland, ME.

  • Spectrum Medical Group

    Group Practice

    South Portland, ME

  • Plastic Hand

    Group Practice

    South Portland, ME

  • Plastic & Hand Surgical Assoc

    Group Practice

    South Portland, ME

Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.