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North Valley Surgical Services clinic is a pre/post op clinic for general surgery services in the North Valley Hospital Medical Office Village on the south side of the campus. North Valley Surgical Services provides a sliding fee scale to help those in need thereby making healthcare services more accessible and affordable.

Whitefish Office Hours:  Monday through Friday 8:30 AM – 5PM

General Surgery:

Board certified general surgeon, Ryan Gunlikson, MD, offers a variety of general surgery procedures and is trained in da Vinci robotic surgery.  He offers minimally invasive robot procedures for inguinal and incisional hernias, gallbladder removal and colon surgery.  Dr. Gunlikson performs surgery at North Valley Hospital and Kalispell Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Gunlikson also holds clinic hours at North Country Medical Clinic in Eureka on the second Thursday of the month. Please call North Valley Surgical Services at 406-862-5575 for information and to make an appointment.

Urology:

Urological surgeon, Vassilis Siomos, MD, offers a variety of urological services and procedures including those for urological oncology using the da Vinci robot. To make an appointment with Dr. Siomos, please call Urology Associates at 406-752-8456.

 

Robotic Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System 

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With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few small incisions.  Patients typically feel less pain, experience less blood loss, have shorter hospital stays and significantly faster recovery than with procedures performed using more invasive approaches.

Minimally invasive da Vinci uses the latest in surgical and robotics technologies. da Vinci is beneficial for performing routine and complex surgery. Your surgeon is 100% in control of the da Vinci System, which translates his or her hand movements into smaller, more precise movements of tiny instruments inside your body. da Vinci – taking surgery beyond the limits of the human hand.

The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human wrist. As a result, da Vinci enables your surgeon to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

Physicians have used the da Vinci System successfully worldwide in approximately 1.5 million various surgical procedures to date.

Learn more in this da Vinci robot Fact Sheet.