Dr. William Montano, MD

Dr. William Montano, MD

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Dr. William Montano, MD is a general surgery specialist in Fairbanks, AK and has been practicing for 48 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1969 and specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and more.

1919 Lathrop St Ste 204

Fairbanks, AK 99701

Contact Information

(907) 452-8151

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Employers Health & Welfare Plan
  • HealthSmart
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Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
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more than 37% of peers
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
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more than 33% of peers
Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
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more than 33% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Montano "After 45 years of practicing as a general surgeon, medicine has advanced. With the advances in medicine, many surgical procedures are now done with less invasion which benefit the patient and their recovery. Not every patient eligible for surgery needs surgery. My approach is more conservative and if the outcome outweighs the risk then surgery can be considered."

3  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

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44  Procedures

  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Resection
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Vasectomy
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1969
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1970

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Montano has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Montano's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Montano

3.5

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My husband was admitted to the ER with Pulse of 190. The Dr. Tested many things and got few answers. High white blood cell counts led to exploratory laparascopy. He was finallly diagnosed with peritonitis of unknown origin. This doctor closed the surgery & then on release, my husbands records state...Read More
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In 1998 I suffered from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound affecting my lungs stomach and spleen. I was flown in from Healy to Fairbanks. Dr Montano did the surgery. Recovery time was extensive, but I was lucky to be alive. I was told I could never do construction work again with the...Read More
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My husband had acute abdominal pain that sent him into the ER only to be treated and released. We returned a few days later and Dr Montano knew immediately the cause of his pain and performed emergency surgery right away. He was immediately relieved of all his symptoms and is now recovering well. ...Read More
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Terrible! Was told several times I had a neurotransmitter and could NOT have heat closure. He did anyway, went through the wire on neurotransmitter causing me to have another surgery to repair the wire which was constantly shocking me! Complained to hospital but he is not a hospital employee....Read More
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The best surgeon in town!
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