About

SilverBow Surgical Associates

SilverBow Surgical Associates is an independent private practice that has been providing surgical and endoscopic procedures to the people of Butte and Southwest Montana since 2006. It is our goal to offer a wide range of surgical services both in the office and at local healthcare facilities. Working with an independent practice allows patients the flexibility of having pre-operative testing and surgery at a variety of locations.

At a time when many specialists are either not available or are here only on a temporary rotating basis, SilverBow Surgical Associates remains committed to the community. Our staff live and work in Butte, are locally involved, and are proud to call Butte home. Our practice makes every effort to work with local businesses, and supports local athletics and charities.

General Surgery

General surgery is a specialty that uses open and laparoscopic surgical techniques, as well as endoscopy, to perform operations on nearly every organ system in the body. General surgeons are part of a patient’s medical care team, working in coordination with other specialists and your primary care provider.

General surgery is a specialty that uses open and laparoscopic surgical techniques, as well as endoscopy, to perform operations on nearly every organ system in the body. General surgeons are part of a patient’s medical care team, working in coordination with other specialists and your primary care provider.

Our Surgeon

Frank Raiser, MD, FACS

Dr. Raiser has been practicing General Surgery in Southwest Montana since 2004.  He became a fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2002 and is experienced in all facets of general surgery.

Dr. Raiser is a German native who grew up in the Chicago area.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Chicago, and his Medical Doctorate from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.  He completed his surgical training at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, after which he practiced in Colorado for six years before relocating to Butte Montana.  He is married with one son, and is an avid skier and automobile enthusiast.

Dr. Raiser has been very involved in the medical community.  He has been Medical Staff President and Trauma Medical Director at Saint James hospital in Butte, interim Trauma Medical Director at Deer Lodge Medical Center, and is currently Medical Director of Summit Surgery Center in Butte.

Dr. Raiser is committed to serving the medical needs of Butte and southwest Montana.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE BOARD CERTIFIED?

Not all surgeons are board certified. Board certification by the ABS is a voluntary process that demonstrates a surgeon’s commitment to professionalism, lifelong learning, and quality patient care. Surgeons certified by the ABS have completed at least five years of residency training following medical school, met all ABS training requirements, and successfully completed a rigorous ABS examination process.

Board certification by the ABS recognizes individuals who have met ABS standards specifically in the area of general surgery and its related specialties. Board certification is different from possessing a medical license, which is the minimum required by law to practice medicine and is not specialty specific.

WHAT DO THE LETTERS FACS AFTER A SURGEON’S NAME MEAN?

The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon’s name mean that the surgeon’s education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.

Call our office to schedule an appointment (406) 723-0043