North 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 fall 2013 to accommodate the growing surgical needs.
We offer surgical services in the following areas:
- General surgeries
- Gynecological and obstetrics
- Plastic surgery and reconstruction
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 preadmission 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 inpatient 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, 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
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 gallbladder 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.