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October 6, 2023

Northern Light Health expands surgical specialist team

Northern Light Health, Maine's second-largest health care system, has added Dr. Alexander Fisher to its surgical specialist team. 

Fisher earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed a residency in general surgery and a fellowship in surgical outcomes research, both at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. 

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Dr. Alexander Fisher

He also completed a complex general surgical oncology fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Fisher's work focuses on treating a variety of cancers, including those of the colon, liver, pancreas and stomach. He also treats skin cancers and provides surgical treatment of both malignant and benign conditions of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. He also has a clinical interest in treating pancreatic cysts.

“Every patient is different, and every cancer is different,” he said in a news release. “I counsel patients about their unique tumor biology, the anatomy of their tumor, as well as individual preferences, beliefs, and life circumstances. This allows us to partner to make the right decisions for cancer treatment.”

Fisher performs many procedures using minimally invasive and robotic approaches to help patients recover quickly.

Certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery, Fisher is board-eligible for certification in surgical oncology.

Northern Light Health is an integrated health care system comprising 10 member hospitals with 987 licensed beds; a single physician-led medical group; eight nursing homes with 585 long-term beds; five emergency transport members and 37 primary care locations. The system employs more than 12,000 people in Maine.

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