Dr. Gary Willstein, MD

Dr. Gary Willstein, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 58
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Dr. Gary Willstein, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Missoula, MT and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics, and more.

2360 Mullan Rd

Missoula, MT 59808

Contact Information

(406) 721-4436

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Willstein performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

68  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Wrist Fracture
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44  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Montana.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Iowa State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Wva U Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Wva U Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Willstein has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Willstein's Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Willstein to family and friends
23 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Willstein's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

I had a torn medial meniscus. I waited until fluid buildup in the knee was getting ahead of me Waiting was worse than good. This kept me from lots of everyday activities. In July 2017, Dr. Willstein was my surgeon for my knee. I was in excellent care by very friendly staff, reception, to nurses, &...more
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My experience with Dr. Willstein went beyond my expectations. He performed simultaneous knee replacements on both of my knees last March 6th. Although hesitant originally to perform both procedures at the same time, with further testing Doctor agreed to do the procedures. I started PT immediately...more
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Dr Willstein operated on my shoulder and did a terrible job. Told him and he said he could do nothing (he is a Quack if you ask me. I went to several others and was told they could do nothing! good old boys club I guess. Met Justin Jacobson new to Missoulaand he said he could fix it and did just...more
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We are sorry this was your experience. Excellent patient care and excellent surgery outcomes are very important to Dr. Willstein. Best wishes from the MBJ team.

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Dr. Willstein has replaced both of my knees, one in 2012, the other in 2017, The outcome was great. I recommend him to anyone needing help with knee or hip problems, He is professional and caring.
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Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Dr. Willstein and for your recommendation for others needing a total joint replacement. Best wishes from the MBJ team.

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I value the courtesy and caring of all the staff at Missoula Bone and Joint. I was called within 20 minutes of my arrival. Dr. Gary Willstein was very thorough in reviewing my X-rays and MRI images with me, making sure that I understand my problem, the corrective surgery needed and rehab needs...more
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Thank you, your review supports our MBJ Mission of "Quality Care from People Who Care" and we are so pleased that this was your experience. Best wishes from the MBJ team.

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