Surgical Services at St. Vincent Healthcare
When you choose St. Vincent Healthcare for surgery, you’ll be in the capable hands of an expert surgical team with a track record of success.
Skilled specialists close to home
Whether you live in Billings or the surrounding communities of rural Montana and Northern Wyoming, you can have confidence knowing we use the latest technology and techniques. One of our specialties is robotic-assisted surgery, a minimally invasive approach that uses smaller incisions and generally leads to a faster recovery.
Yellowstone Surgery Center
Many surgeries today are outpatient, meaning you go home the same day as your surgery. For outpatient surgeries at St. Vincent Healthcare, your procedure may be scheduled at Yellowstone Surgery Center, a freestanding ambulatory surgery center that combines advanced technology and treatment with comfortable surroundings.
You may need surgery for any number of reasons. Perhaps you were in a bad accident or have just received a cancer diagnosis. You could have a loved one who has a GI issue or a heart concern. Any of these conditions may need a surgical procedure.
In addition to general surgery, which treats a broad range of conditions, our surgical services include:
- Bariatric surgery for weight loss
- Brain and spine surgery
- Cancer surgery
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Gynecologic surgery
- Heart and vascular surgery
- Orthopedic surgery, including hip replacement, knee replacement and orthopedic neck and spine surgery
- Pediatric surgery
Types of Surgery
At one time having surgery meant having to stay in the hospital a few days. Today, advancements in minimally invasive procedures, pain control and anesthesia often make it possible to go home the same day.
Technology has transformed surgical care. Often you can avoid the need for large incisions or long healing times. Some surgeries are inpatient, meaning we admit you to the hospital for recovery and monitoring. Others are outpatient, or ambulatory, allowing you to go home the day of your procedure. Your doctor will determine the best approach for you, based on your diagnosis and health needs.
Learn more about the types of surgery you might have below.