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St. Joseph General Surgery

St. Joseph General Surgery offers a range of general surgical procedures, from esophageal surgery to colonoscopy, with a particular focus on anti-reflux surgery. 

Dr. David Rydell, one of our surgeons, is the only physician in Maine offering the Trans oral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF) procedure - a patient-friendly method for treating chronic acid reflux disease (GERD).

St. Joseph General Surgery offers many services, including the following:

  • Hernia repair.  Many hernias are now repaired using minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques.
  • Gallbladder removal.  Most gallbladder procedures are also performed laparoscopically.
  • Bowel surgery.  Used to treat a variety of colon and rectal diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids and more.
  • Esophageal surgery.  Performed to treat esophageal cancer, reflux disease or GERD, as well as motility or functional disorders.

Offices at 620 Evergreen Woods
700 Mount Hope Avenue, Bangor, Maine
(207) 907-3650
Fax: (207) 947-1360

Surgical procedures are performed in the modern Surgery Center at St. Joseph Hospital with its caring staff, including its own dedicated anesthesia team.


Meet Our Providers

David Rydell DO
Dr. Rydell has been a trauma and general surgeon for the past eight years in Bangor.  He completed his residency through Michigan State Medical School at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, a part of Midwestern University. He is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery

Kshitij Kakar MD

Dr. Kakar completed his surgical internship at Rhode Island Hospital-Brown University, Povidence, RI; his residency at the University of Texas Health Center, San Antonio. He also completed a fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at University Hospitals-Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH. He is also fellowship trained in laparoscopic surgery and anti-reflux surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Karis Gale PA-C

Ms. Gale is a Certified Physician Assistant and a graduate of the University of New England Physician Assistant Program.




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