November 2020 Machias – DECH bids a fond farewell to Urologist, Dr. Dhanvant Rathod, for 16 years of dedicated service.  And, gives a warm welcome to Dr. Mark Hirschhorn who will begin practicing at DECH in January.

Dr. Dhanvant Rathod has traveled the roads between Machias and New York for 16 years for the Urology practice at Down East Community Hospital (DECH).  We appreciate his resolute determination to maintain urologic services in Washington County and his commitment to the community and DECH.  There would have been many who would have had to travel long distances for urologic services if Dr. Rathod’s expertise was not available in Washington County.  “He has been a kind and gentle presence in the DECH family; He will be greatly missed.  We wish him many years of happiness and good health.” Steve Lail, CEO.

While Dr. Rathod will be missed, we are pleased to announce that urologic services will remain in Washington County.  We would like you to join us in giving a warm welcome to Dr. Mark Hirschhorn who will begin practicing at DECH on January 5, 2021.  Dr. Hirschhorn comes to us from SMHC Urology and York County Urology, LLC, in Biddeford, where he has practiced for the last 22 years.  Dr. Hirschhorn received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his residency at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, MA.

Dr. Hirschhorn provides urologic care to men and women.  Some of his specialties include: Voiding Dysfunction, Hypogonadism – Low Testosterone; Erectile Dysfunction; Stone Disease; Cancers of the kidney, prostate and bladder.   Some of the many services he provides include: Minimally Invasive Surgery for Enlarged Prostate (Urolift, REZUM), Greenlight Laser Vaporization of Prostate; Laparoscopic Kidney Surgery; Bioidentical Hormone Replacement; Penile Injection Therapy and Inflatable Penile Prosthesis Implantation for Erectile Dysfunction; Minimally Invasive LASER stone surgery; BOTOX Treatment for overactive Bladder; No Scalpel Vasectomy.

Dr. Hirschhorn’s practice will be located at 229 Main Street in Machias.  An appointment can be made with him through a referral or by calling his office directly at (207) 255-5600.

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