Surgical Services

surgery screenshot.jpgThe surgical team provides first-rate services with state-of-the-art equipment and technology.

Specially trained staff consists of surgeons, specialists, technicians, trained outpatient and recovery nurses, central supplies and support staff.

We work cooperatively to care for patients, which aids in reducing recovery time.

We extend a personal hometown atmosphere together with compassion, dedication and modern technology to serve you.

Our Services Include:

  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Stomach and
    Esophagus, Endocrine, Hernia, Appendix and Gallbladder
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Inpatient Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pain Management
  • Podiatry
  • Gynecological/Cesarean Section
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) services


West River Injection Therapy Services

Mark Kristy, MD and Randy Christensen, PA-C, CRNA offer Injection Therapy of the Low Back, SI Joints, Hip Joints, and Shoulder Joints at West River Health Services. Injection Therapy is a nonsurgical, outpatient treatment option for pain which is caused by arthritis, fractures, or injury.

•  Hip & Shoulder Injections
•  SI Joint Injections
•  Intercostal Nerve Blocks
•  Lumbar Medial Branch Blocks
•  Lumbar Transforaminal Nerve Root Blocks
•  Trigger Point Injections

If you feel you may benefit from our Injection Therapy Services, talk to your medical provider about an order.

Surgical Team:

General Surgery: Matthew T. Hefty, M.D.

Associate Professor of Surgery: Mary O. Aaland, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine: Steven C. Kilwein, DPM

Family Medicine: Frank A. Thorngren, M.D.

Family Medicine: Stacie M. Wellman, M.D.

Ophthalmologist: Monte J. Leidenix, , M.D., F.A.C.S.

Orthopaedic Surgeon: Duncan B. Ackerman, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgeon: Derrick O. Cote, M.D.