Kristin Janczewski
Dr. Janczewski (pronounced; Yon-chev-ski) is well-known in the Missoula community and surrounding areas as "Dr. J". She and her friendly staff have been taking care of patients needs and accepting referrals from all over Western Montana, Idaho and beyond for the past seven years. As a General Surgeon, Dr. J performs a variety of different procedures, mostly dealing with Breast Cancer, Hernia repair, Colon and Rectal problems, and surgery for other gastrointestinal aliments. Please take a couple of moments to read through the information on this site, and feel free to follow the links below for further information on specific subjects. We hope our site will be helpful in answering any questions you may have, and help you get to know Dr. J a bit better in the process!

Our office is located at 2835 Fort Missoula Road, Building 3, Suite 306, Missoula, MT 59804. We're right next door to Community Medical Center in Physician's Building Three, above the Big Sky Surgery Center. Give us a call at 406-541-2570 anytime!

Dr. J's Credentials/History;



- Education

- Dr. J graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1988 from Ashland College (in Ohio), with a double major; a Bachelor of Science in both Chemistry and Biology. In 1992 she earned her Doctor of Medicine graduate degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She then completed four years of surgical residency with the Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, plus one year as Chief Resident there.

- Work History

- Dr. J spent two years practicing in Cincinnati, and has spent the past seven years with a very successful practice here in Missoula. She currently serves as Medical Director of Trauma for Community Medical Center, a program she initiated and has since lead to it's establishment as a verified Level Three Trauma Facility.

Dr. J has performed thousands of surgical procedures involving breast cancer, hernia repairs, colorectal and intestinal aliments, gall bladder and appendix removals, and a variety of others. She is currently the only physician in the Missoula area with both a Mammotome machine (for in-office minimally-invasive breast biopsies) and an in-office Ultrasound machine for breast exams. She is also the only surgeon in the area who currently performs all types of Laparoscopic hernia repairs. A Laparoscopic procedure involves using a miniature internal camera and tiny incisions for a less-invasive process and faster recovery.

Dr. J is a member of the American Society of General Surgeons, the Association of Women Surgeons, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is also certified as an instructor for Advanced Trauma Life Support. She won several awards during her Residency, including the Peerless Surgical Award- presented annually by instructors and fellow residents for "one who best exemplifies the qualities of a compassionate physician and teacher."

This award is representative of the wholistic and compassionate approach to practicing medicine that Dr. J still embraces. Our staff at Dr. J General Surgery are all friendly, highly trained, experienced professionals who genuinely care about our patients. We believe our positive and respectful approach toward people helps our patients feel more comfortable and well-informed. In addition, Dr. J continues to operate at every surgical facility in town (Big Sky Surgery Center, Community Medical Center, St. Patrick's Hospital, and Providence Surgery Center), allowing her patients the choice of where they are comfortable having their procedure performed. In the event you need her expertise, we welcome the opportunity to help you!

Commitment to Our Patients


For More Information, Feel Free to Refer to These Additional Sites:

Breast Cancer


www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/CRI_2x.asp?sitearea=LRN&dt=5
www.oncolink.org/types/article.cfm?c=3&s=5&ss=33&id=8320
www.cancer.gov/cancerinfo/wyntk/breast
www.breastcancer.org/
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/breastcancer.html
www.cancerbacup.org.uk/Cancertype/Breast
www.pediatrics.wisc.edu/patientcare/breastcancer/

Colorectal Cancer


www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/colorectalcancer.html
www.colorectal-cancer.net/
www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/311.cfm
www.cancersource.com/zones/cancer.cfm?DiseaseID=3
www.cancer.gov/cancerinfo/wyntk/colon-and-rectum

Hernia


www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/hernia.html
www.medicinenet.com/hernia/article.htm
www.hernia.org/

Mammotome Biopsy


www.jnjgateway.com/home.jhtml
www.breastbiopsy.com/mammotome_theprocedure.jsp

Laparoscopic Surgery


www.webmd.com/hw/health_guide_atoz/hw170282.asp
www.cmis.ohio-state.edu/procedures/hernia%20repair.htm
www.sages.org/pi_inguinal_hernia.html