General Surgery Providers:
Surgeons at Northern Montana Medical Group are equipped with PACS, imaging systems that allow Surgeons to view a patient’s diagnostic images in the office or even at home.
Northern Montana Hospital’s 24-hour Physician-staffed Emergency Department will contact the Surgeon electronically when an emergent need arises.
Lives are saved by qualified, excellent Surgeons and new technology that serves our patients well.
The scope of General Surgery
General Surgery is a discipline that requires knowledge of and responsibility for the preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of patients with a broad spectrum of diseases, including those which may require nonoperative, elective, or emergency surgical treatment. The breadth and depth of this knowledge may vary by disease category. Surgical management requires skill in complex decision making; general surgeons should be competent in diagnosis as well as treatment and management, including operative intervention.
- The field of General Surgery as a specialty comprises, but is not limited to, the performance of operations and procedures relevant to the content areas listed above. It is expected that the Certified Surgeon will also have additional knowledge and experience relevant to the above areas in the following categories:
- Related disciplines, including anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, immunology, and pathology (including neoplasia).
- Clinical care domains, including wound healing; infection and antibiotic usage; fluid and electrolyte management; transfusion and disorders of coagulation; shock and resuscitation; metabolism and nutrition; minimally invasive and endoscopic intervention (including colonoscopy and upper endoscopy); appropriate use and interpretation of radiologic diagnostic and therapeutic imaging; and pain management.