surgical services, surgery, ellsworth, bar harbor, down east, maine

Down East Community Hospital
11 Hospital Drive, Machias, ME 04654
Phone: 207.255.3356


Surgical Services at DECH

Provider of surgical services to the Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, and Down East regions of Maine.

Down East Community Hospital’s Surgical Unit consists of two operating suites and one procedure/endoscopy room. Our specially trained staff is devoted to excellence in providing quality care and is guided by the Hospital’s mission and values.

Our surgery patients are cared for exclusively by Registered Nurses while patients are under anesthesia which separates our hospital’s Operating Room from most others who utilize Surgical Technicians.

We provide in-patient and out-patient surgical care services including:
  • General
  • Colo-rectal
  • Urology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
dech_Surgery-90687.jpgThe wide use of minimally invasive surgery at our hospital has brought great benefits to our patients in terms of a faster recovery, shorter hospital stay, less post-operative pain and discomfort and less complications. Our OR is equipped with state-of-the-art, high definition laparoscopic technology.

Laparoscopic surgeries include:
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal)
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic hernia repair
  • Laparoscopic bowel surgery
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy and the majority of other gynecological surgeries.
Pain Management
Pain management procedures are also performed including nerve and ganglion blocks and cervical and lumbo-sacral epidural injections to benefit patients with back and neck pain.

Ambulatory Surgical Unit (ASU)
Many surgical procedures today do not require a hospital stay. Our highly trained surgical team of physicians and nurses are committed to providing the care and education you need to return safely to your home the day of your surgery.

dech_Surgery-90693.jpgPost Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
The PACU, commonly known as the recovery area, is adjacent to the surgical suite. The PACU staff consists of registered nurses who are prepared to care for all patients, from routine to critically ill. If you are given general, regional, or spinal anesthesia, you will most likely spend time in this suite after your procedure.

Our surgeons
All of our surgeons are board eligible or board certified and some are certified by more than one specialty board.


Down East Community Hospital is a proud provider of surgical services to the Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, and Down East regions of Maine.