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Pediatric Surgery

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Montana Children's Specialists, a department of Kalispell Regional Medical Center, provides services for babies, children and adolescents from Montana, surrounding states and Canada. The specially trained pediatric surgeons diagnose and treat a wide range of congenital conditions (also known as birth defects) and acquired conditions. Surgeries may be related to internal organs, trauma or burns, with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques.

Depending on the condition, we provide both outpatient and inpatient surgical treatment. Our dedicated team is focused on caring for children and families – before, during and after surgery.

Regional Clinics

For patients in other areas of Montana, we offer regional clinics in Bozeman, Helena, Great Falls and Missoula. To learn more or make an appointment, call (406) 758-7089.

Bozeman Clinic
1610 Ellis Street, Suite 1B
Bozeman, MT 59715

Great Falls Clinic
2012 14th Street SW
Great Falls, MT 59404

Helena Clinic
121 N. Last Chance Gulch, Suite C
Helena, MT 59601

Missoula Clinic
1821 South Avenue West, Suite 202
Missoula, MT 59801

Medical Tourism

We are proud to serve patients from out of state and neighboring Canada. Saturday appointments are available in Kalispell. Find out more about medical tourism or call (877) 398-7022.

Pediatric Surgeons

Rachel Desimone, Pediatric APRN

Rachel Desimone, Pediatric APRN

Pediatric Surgery
Montana Children's Specialists
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Kristine J. Thayer, MD, FACS, FAAP

Kristine J. Thayer, MD, FACS, FAAP

Pediatric Surgery
Montana Children's Specialists
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Patient forms

Patient Consent and Financial Agreement Form
New Patient Registration Form
Authorization to Share Care Information
Pediatric Intake History