Southern Maine Health Care
Cardiovascular Surgery

Surgical Services

General, minimally invasive & robotic assisted surgery - close to home

When you need surgery, choose an experienced local team backed by the quality and expertise of the MaineHealth system. From minor procedures to cancer care and weight loss surgery, SMHC Surgery has you covered with a comprehensive team of specialists providing inpatient and day surgery close to home.

What is robotic assisted surgery?

SMHC is committed to serving our patients with the safest and most advanced technology. That's why we offer minimally invasive robotic surgery featuring the da Vinci XI robot. Some benefits of robot-assisted surgery may include:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less blood loss, pain and scarring
  • Quicker return to normal daily activities

Talk to your doctor about the benefits of robotic surgery, and whether you qualify.

Surgeries commonly performed by our team include:

Michael Carroll, MD, FACS

  • Robotic Assisted Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Robert Doiron, MD

  • Robotic Assisted Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

David Grubb, MD

  • Robotic Assisted Surgery
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • General Surgery

Natalie Calcatera, MD, FACS

  • Endocrine Surgery - thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal disorders
  • Robotic Assisted Surgery
  • General Surgery

Jillian Smith, MD, MPH

  • Complex General Surgical Oncology

The da Vinici X1 robot is a surgical system with three parts:

  • Surgeon console - the control center where surgeon sits to perform the operation.
  • Patient cart - holds the camera and surgical instruments the surgeon controls from the console.
  • Vision cart - manages the communication between all the system components and provides a screen for the care team to view the operation.

How is it use by surgeons?

  • During robotic-assisted surgery the surgeon makes a few small incisions, and uses a 3DHD camera for a crystal-clear, magnified view.
  • The surgeon sits at a console next to the patient and operates through the incisions using tiny instruments and the camera.
  • The da Vinci X1 robot translates every hand movement the surgeon makes in real-time, bending and rotating the instruments.
  • The dual console potentially allows two surgeons to work together during one surgery for the most complex cases.


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Biddeford, ME 04005


25A June Street, Suite 112
Sanford, ME 04005

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