Surgical Services – The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Surgical ServicesNorth Valley Hospital offers the latest diagnostic and surgical technologies providing patients a level of medical care normally limited to much larger hospitals. Here, you’ll find leading-edge technology in the hands of Board Certified Surgeons and highly skilled staff who bring a personal touch to each patient they have the honor of caring for. A fourth operating room suite was added to the hospital in the fall of 2013 to accommodate the growing surgical needs.


We offer surgical services in the following areas:

  • Dental
  • Ear/Nose/Throat
  • Gastrointestinal
  • General Surgeries
  • Gynecological and Obstetrics
  • Orthopedic
  • Plastic / Reconstruction
  • Podiatry
  • Spine
  • Urological


Same Day Surgery

The Same Day Surgery Department is an efficient way to have outpatient surgeries. Patients wait and recover in large privately-divided patient rooms, and a pre-admission visit the day prior to your surgery allows patients to be admitted and discharged right from the Same Day Surgery Department. If your surgery requires you to stay with us, you will be moved to our one of our comfortable in-patient rooms.


Robotic Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System

North Valley has been offering da Vinci robotic surgery since 2010.  Our da Vinci trained,  board-certified surgeons offer procedures for:

With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few small incisions.  Patients typically feel less pain, experience less blood loss, da Vinci Surgery OBG 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.

Single Site Robotic Surgery


Single Site Robotic Surgery:

This newer technology combines the single incision surgical technique with the da Vinci robot to offer patients the benefits of both. FDA approved for gall bladder surgery, North Valley invested in the special equipment to allow two surgeons to be trained in the procedure to date. The first surgery of its kind in Western Montana was performed at North Valley Hospital in July, 2012.


Stryker(R) Computer Navigation System for Total Knee Replacement Surgery:

This technology aids the surgeon in making precise adjustments for the best possible implant fit, fewer complications, and improved joint stability. For more information, click here to visit the Center for Orthopedics page.


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