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That’s why thousands of Missoulians have chosen our board certified team of surgeons for over 25 years.

Dr. Christopher Maki

REVIEWS

“Dr. Maki thoroughly explained the surgery I need. I felt very comfortable in my decision to proceed with the surgery. My husband and I are very impressed with Dr. Maki!”

“Dr. Maki. He’s been professional, honest, informative, skillful, caring. I feel fortunate that our paths have crossed.”

“Best surgery I’ve had yet. I felt important and prioritized. “
“Dr. Maki is relatable, he is courteous, and I trust his judgment for the surgery that will happen very soon.”
As a board certified general surgeon, Dr. Christopher Maki has built a reputation for being an expert in the complex world of colorectal and foregut surgery.

SPECIALTIES

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Robotic/Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Anti-Reflux Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Venous Disease
  • Endoscopy

Dr. Maki’s practice philosophy: “I take special interest in utilizing advanced, minimally invasive technology to reduce pain and improve patient outcomes. I enjoy taking the time with patients to thoughtfully craft a care plan with their goals in mind.”

EDUCATION

Dr. Maki earned his undergraduate degree from Montana State University in Bozeman, MT and earned his medical degree from Ben-Gurion University, Medical School for International Health in collaboration with Columbia University in Beer Sheva, Israel. He performed his internship at University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota before undergoing his residency at University of North Dakota in Fargo, North Dakota.

BACKGROUND

Dr. Maki attended both high school and college in Montana. He has been serving the Missoula community as a Trauma and Acute Care Surgeon since 2016. He returns to Montana full time in 2020 having spent 10 years working as a solo general surgeon in a rural health setting at Sanford Health, North Dakota.

There he performed a variety of procedures:

  • Minimally Invasive Colon Surgery & Small Bowel Resection
  • Anal Surgery: Hemorrhoids, Fissure, Fistula, Masses, Perirectal Abscess
  • Open & Laparoscopic Hernia Repair (Inguinal, Umbilical, Ventral, Incisional)
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Procedures
  • Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Lumpectomy & Mastectomy
  • Port-A-Cath
  • Appendectomy
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Lipoma Removal
  • Pilonidal Cystectomy
  • Skin Cancer Resection
  • Venous Ablation

Dr. Maki enjoys all that Montana has to offer such as hiking, fishing, skiing, mountain biking and spending quality time with his family.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Dr. Maki is associated with the following professional organizations:

      • Fellow American College of Surgeons
      • Montana Medical Association
      • Montana-Wyoming Chapter of the American College of Surgeon
      • American Foregut Society

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

Dr. Maki’s teaching appointments include the following:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery University of Washington
  • Preceptor, Rocky Mountain College
  • Faculty Affiliate University of Montana, Family Medicine Residency of Western Montana
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, UND General Surgery Program

 

REVIEWS

“Dr. Maki thoroughly explained the surgery I need. I felt very comfortable in my decision to proceed with the surgery. My husband and I are very impressed with Dr. Maki!”

“Dr. Maki. He’s been professional, honest, informative, skillful, caring. I feel fortunate that our paths have crossed.”

“Best surgery I’ve had yet. I felt important and prioritized. “
“Dr. Maki is relatable, he is courteous, and I trust his judgment for the surgery that will happen very soon.”