Gary Willstein, MDHip, Knee, and Shoulder Surgeon
Dr. Gary Willstein is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in total joint replacement of the hip, knee, and shoulder; sports medicine; fracture care; and general orthopedics. He is a very experienced surgeon with over 28 years specializing in orthopedic treatment and surgical success. He prides himself on providing exceptional patient care, which is evident from his patient reviews.
The time is right for joint replacement surgery is when your quality of life is being affected by your joint pain. Dr. Willstein uses the Superior Approach for total hip replacement, a tissue-sparing approach known for reducing recovery time and getting you back to functional movement, faster. He also has expertise in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee and shoulder joint. Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique that is used to repair damaged structures inside the joint. Dr. Willstein likes to work with his patients to find the best treatment options for the individuals level of injury and lifestyle goals.
When he isn’t working, Dr. Willsten enjoys skiing, sailing, tennis, photography and family activities. He has been a volunteer with Missoula Medical Aid on several medical trips to Honduras to provide orthopedic care. Dr. Willstein and his family also visited Ghana, West Africa, in spring 2016 with the “It Takes a Village” organization and a group of Hellgate High School students.
Dr. Willstein explains treatment options in clinic
Medical School: University of Iowa College of Medicine, 1985
Internship: West Virginia University, 1985-1986
Residency: West Virginia University Hospitals, 1986-1990
State Licensed: Montana
Joined Practice: 2014
Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS)
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- Montana Orthopedic Association
- Montana Medical Association
DR. WILLSTEIN’S TEAM
Dr. Willstein has a dedicated orthopedic assistant to make sure that each patient’s needs are met. If you have questions or concerns for Dr. Willstein and his team, you can us directly at (406)532-8784.
Wade Hudson is a Physician Assistant, PA-C, who works closely with Dr. Willstein in both surgery and the clinic. Wade also evaluates and treats patients who come to our Orthopedic Urgent Care.
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Hobbies/Personal Interests: Skiing, sailing, photography and family activities.
Dr. Willstein has been a volunteer with Missoula Medical Aid on several medical trips to Honduras to provide orthopedic care.
Dr. Willstein and his family visited Ghana, West Africa in spring 2016 with the “It Takes a Village” organization and a group of Hellgate High School students.
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