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Diagnosis & Treatment


  • State-of-the-art diagnostic imaging from Maine’s only team of pediatric radiologists
  • Complete laboratory testing capabilities
  • Bronchoscopy to view the airways
  • Thorascopy to visually examine the pleura, lungs and mediastinum


Our pediatric surgeons perform a wide range of surgical procedures, and they are well-known for their expertise in minimally invasive techniques. Among the most common procedures they perform are:

  • Appendix removal (appendectomy)
  • Central venous line placement/removal
  • Circumcision
  • Colostomy
  • Gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy)
  • Gastrostomy (feeding tube) placement
  • Hernia repair (repaired open or laparoscopically)
  • Hydrocele repair
  • Intestinal resection (removal of a portion of the intestines)
  • Kidney removal (nephrectomy)
  • Liver biopsy and resection
  • Lung biopsy and resection
  • Nissen fundoplication
  • Oophoropexy
  • Ovarian cystectomy
  • Pectus repair
  • Pull-through for imperforate anus
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Spleen removal (splenectomy)

The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital is a department of Maine Medical Center