2827 Fort Missoula Rd.
Missoula, MT 59804
P: (406) 327-4035
Mon. - Fri.
8 am - 5 pm
Surgeons order routine lab tests before you are admitted to the hospital or before certain outpatient procedures. The tests help find possible problems that might complicate surgery or may cause surgery to be canceled or delayed if not found and treated early. Tests include labs, electrocardiogram, x-ray and urinalysis. We also research cardiac and pulmonary studies for anesthesia. If the patient is at risk for anesthesia we have an anesthesiologist review the chart so they can recommend to go ahead with surgery, or to get further studies prior to surgery.
Additionally we provide pre- and post- surgical education, pain management education, as well as, smoking cessation materials (if necessary).
For some procedures, we will provide specific instructions:
- Total Joints
- Back surgeries
- Hernia repair surgeries
- Total shoulders and T&A
Schedule Your Appointment
Be sure your pre-surgical appointment is scheduled approximately a week before your surgery. To schedule your appointment, call (406) 327-4035.
Patient Procedure Videos
EMMI, our interactive patient education system, will help you have a better understanding and level of comfort about an upcoming surgical procedure. You'll learn how a procedure works, what to expect when you go home, what to do before and after your surgery, the risks, benefits and alternatives. Our hope is that you will be more knowledgeable and confident throughout your treatment process.
Video programs are available on individual procedure pages or search our video library.
*Don't see a video for your specific surgery? Contact us at (406) 327-4035.