North Valley Surgical Services 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 health care services more accessible and affordable.
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 Eureka Healthcare in Eureka. Please call North Valley Surgical Services at (406) 862-5575 for information and to make an appointment.
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
With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few small incisions. Patients typically feel less pain, experience less blood loss, and 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 percent 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 3-D 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.
da Vinci Fact Sheet
Sliding Fee Discount Program
North Valley Surgical Services offers a sliding fee discount program to all those in need, whether or not they have insurance. This program is designed to provide essential medical services regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. Discounts are offered based upon household income and size. A sliding fee schedule is used to calculate the basic discount and is updated each year using the federal poverty guidelines.
Sliding Fee Discount Program information and application >
North Valley Surgical Services
2000 Hospital Way
Whitefish, MT 59937
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.