Gary Willstein, MD
Total Joint Replacement - hip, knee & shoulder
Dr. Gary Willstein is a board certified Orthopedic Physician 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.
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 is awesome & a terrific orthopedist! He’s a great listener & you get the feeling that he very much cares about helping his patients!” Gael, online review July 2019
“Dr. Wilstein has replaced both my knees, both shoulders, one a regular, one a reverse procedure. Also Carpal tunnel on both wrists. I have been extremely pleased with the results. I am about to have him do a CMC Arthroplasty of my left hand. I would recommend Dr Wilstein to anyone wanting a successful orthopedic procedure.” Byron Vranes, Alberton Montana, June 2019.
“Dr. Willstein replaced both my hips within 7 months and I feel great. He was very respectful, compassionate and honest. His support staff is equally awesome.” Lin B 9-4-18 online review
“I had a great experience with Dr. Willstein, he offered me a steriod injection in my shoulder to alleviate my pain, and my shoulder feels good. Thank you.” Mark D. Nov. 2018
“Dr. Willstein recently did a full knee replacement surgery for my Grandmother. She is 90 years old and lives to hike and go on walks. We were amazed at how fast she recovered. She is so thankful to Dr. Willstein for the care and personal attention… and getting her back on her feet! Joe Oct. 2018
“Dr Willstein repaired my torn meniscus. I followed his instructions for a strong recovery and I was back on my feet in a few days. The last couple ski seasons have been great!! Dan Oct 2018
“I just wanted to thank Dr. Willstein for the outstanding job you did in replacing my knee in January 2017. I have had no problems and I am so happy the pain is gone. Everyone at Missoula Bone & Joint is to be commended for it’s first class service. Thank you!” Bruce, February, 2018.
“Dr. Puckett, Jeffrey LaPorte and Gary Willstein are the members I have been privileged to see. I have only the highest praise for each of these physicians, for their treatment as well as recommendations. For the medical results, I’m happy with the outcome. Beyond that what all these doctors share is good interaction with me as a patient. They are at ease to explain findings and options that exist, before and after treatment. Looking back and looking forward I am very grateful for MBJ Surgery Center.” Anthony F. Beltramo
“I liked the friendliness of everyone I had contact with. Excellent care and service. Kathi M, Jan 2017.
“I feel early PT helped me begin building muscle before surgery and quick healing. The staff was very attentitive to my needs.” M. Colleen Duff, Feb 2017
“I have been extremely pleased with the care, treatment and results of my shoulder procedure done at Bone & Joint; from reception to surgery always the same quality of care. Dr. Willstein was an excellent surgeon and salvaged my damaged right shoulder. My daughter just had her wrist done at Bone & Joint with same great care and service.” Kevin B, March 2017
“I came to MBJ because I needed knee replacements. They had done a great job when my grandson broke his wrist so that’s when I decided. From the moment I walked in the front door and was greeted by the front desk I knew I had made the right choice. Everyone was so kind and made me feel comfortable. Dr. Willstein and Wade Hudson actually walked me through what the process entailed. Every step of the way was explained and they treated me with correct care. Now I’m 4 months post bilateral replacements and walking just fine. I highly recommend MBJ for any procedure they perform. I can’t thank them enough for getting me back on my feet again.” Roger Harmon, March 2017
IN OUR COMMUNITY
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. His last trip was in October 2016.
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.
Dr. Willstein uses the Microport Superior Approach for Total Hip Replacement – Learn More
Dr. Willstein gave a presentation on Total Hip Replacement – Read More