Ultherapy Q&A with Dr. Lisa Pacheco

The Surgical Arts Centre Medical Spa offers a number of non-invasive skin-improving procedures, including Ultherapy, an FDA-approved procedure that tightens the skin of places like the neck, chin, and brow. While many people are familiar with older skin-tightening procedures, such as surgical facelifts and Botox, fewer know about newer, less traditional options. We sat down […]

Silhouette InstaLiftTM

  “The Silhouette InstaLift procedure offers a non-surgical alternative to patients who desire a lifting and rejuvenation of their jawline and midface without the long recovery times of a traditional, surgical facelift.” – Dr. Clark O. Taylor A Facial Rejuvenation Procedure With A Quick Recovery & Lasting Results The Surgical Arts Centre is proud to […]

Vampire Facials® Are Now Available At Our Medical Spa

Vampire Facials® might be the newest trend in skincare after Kim Kardashian shared a post-procedure photo on social media, but the real reason for its popularity may be its advanced science and proven results. Now, for the first time, the Vampire Facial procedure is available at the Surgical Arts Centre’s Medical Spa in Missoula, Montana. […]

CO2 Laser Resurfacing with Dr. Taylor

When patients are in search of the best procedure to improve the appearance and health of the skin on their face and neck, there are an ever-growing number of options to choose from, ranging from non-invasive spa treatments to full facelifts. In this post, we will take to Surgical Arts Centre cosmetic surgeon Dr. Clark […]

Can You Be Too Old for Cosmetic Surgery?

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In our modern times, people are living healthy, active lifestyles into their 70s and 80s. This new population is still busy engaging in hobbies, investing in new relationships, and enjoying life. A growing number, who wish their appearance more accurately reflected how they feel, are seeking out a large range of cosmetic procedures. But can […]

Does Cosmetic Surgery Hurt?

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Many people who want to have cosmetic procedures hesitate for one big reason: they are afraid that it is going to hurt. The truth is that while some invasive surgeries can involve pain and discomfort, others do not–and the amount of pain or discomfort that you experience varies depending on a large number of factors, […]

Understanding Prolotherapy Injections For Pain Treatment

Dr. Lisa Pacheco, Medical Spa at the Surgical Arts Centre in Missoula, Montana.

Prolotherapy is a non-surgical treatment for tendon and ligament issues that can help relieve pain in the area and help with recovery. The treatment is an injection that helps to rebuild collagen in the affected area, which in turn stabilizes the joint, returns functioning, lessens pain, and bolsters healing. At the Surgical Arts Centre, we […]

Beside The Scalpel: Our Non-Surgical Medical Spa Treatments

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When people think about getting a cosmetic procedure, they often think about surgery: facelifts, tummy tucks, and implants. But the truth is that the significant uptick in cosmetic procedures in recent years is mostly due to non-surgical options, such as non-ablative lasers, injectable treatments, and Ultherapy. Why are more people opting for these non-surgical procedures? […]

Am I A Good Candidate For Ultherapy?

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Ultherapy is an exciting, FDA-approved, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that significantly tones and lifts the skin on the face, neck, chin, and brow. But even though the treatments are an ideal option that fits the needs of a large number of people seeking rejuvenating skin treatments, few are aware that they are a good candidate for […]

Meet Meagan Gray, Our New Nurse Practitioner

The Surgical Arts Centre is proud and excited to announce our newest addition to our practice, Meagan Gray, NP. Gray, a family nurse practitioner, will assist Dr. Clark Taylor with his pre-operation and post-operation patients as well as assist Dr. Lisa Pacheco with various treatments at the Medical Day Spa, including Kybella, SculpSure, Botox, and […]

How It Works: The Science Behind SculpSure

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In 2015, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved Cynosure’s SculpSure cosmetic procedure, finding that it was a safe and effective way to reduce fat cells in the flank area. Following the approval, cosmetic centers and medical spas across the United States have begun to offer SculpSure treatments to patients who wish to significantly reduce […]

Does My Health Insurance Cover Cosmetic Procedures?

Studies have found that cosmetic procedures improve self-esteem and boost confidence. Generally, most people who have procedures say that the experience is a positive one in their lives. However, for various reasons, your health insurance plan may or may not cover the procedure you are considering, depending upon the reasons you are considering the surgery. […]

Four Common Types of Facial Trauma

Injuring your face is often both physically and emotionally traumatic–not to mention that facial trauma can have a significant effect on your health, your quality of life, your finances, and your appearance. After a serious facial injury, it is absolutely vital that you seek professional medical care as soon as possible and that you closely […]

Chin Augmentation Using Chin Implants: The Procedure & Recovery

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Chin augmentations can help improve your jawline, add balance to your face, or compliment a rhinoplasty. More importantly, though, they can increase confidence and boost self-esteem. Before choosing a chin implant operation, however, it is vital that you clearly understand the procedure as well as the recovery process. Below, we’ve outlined what happens before, during, […]

Five Tools To Clean Your All-on-4 Dental Implants

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Dental Implant Cleaning Tools Overview In general, dental implants simply need similar care to natural teeth: a regular oral health routine that includes brushing, flossing, and rinsing. However, adding tools to your regime can help ensure optimal long-term gum and implant health. Here are your best options for oral care after implants: Toothbrush. After many […]

Sleep Apnea Surgery – L. Williams

“Dr. Clark Taylor saved my life, my marriage, and my sanity! I had the most severe case of Sleep Apnea the VA had ever seen. I normally for the past 28 years would sleep in 20 minute increments for 2 hours, be up for a while and repeat. I would be tired, irritable, and unmotivated […]

Sleep Apnea Awareness Week: October 1 – October 7

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Sleep Apnea Awareness Week, which takes place from October 1 to October 7 this year, is all about educating the public about sleep apnea, from its signs and symptoms to its complications and treatments. Sponsored by the American Sleep Association, Sleep Apnea Awareness Week is focused on spreading information, dispelling harmful myths, and ultimately improving […]

United Kingdom Considers Cosmetic Surgery “Cooling Off” Period

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The United Kingdom’s General Medical Council (GMC) is currently considering a number of new guidelines for doctors regarding cosmetic surgery, including a new regulation that would instate a mandatory “cooling off” period between the initial consultation and the official agreement to move ahead with the procedure. Other countries, such as Australia, have also considered mandatory […]

Dramatic Facial Surgery in Africa

It is common knowledge that the peoples of undeveloped nations have less access to the type of medical care we in the United States often take for granted. However, it may hard to imagine how extreme the struggle can become for individuals with progressive, but non-fatal diseases, that go for long periods without treatment. Tim […]

Pilots And Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Obstructive sleep apnea is a phenomenon resulting from relaxation of the muscles, and laxity of the tissues, that keep the airway open during sleep. Once the individual reaches a certain depth of sleep, the airway collapses and the sufferer is unable to breathe. The body then reflexively arouses from sleep as a […]

Rhinoplasty_Nose Job_Nose_Professional Consideration

Rhinoplasty is the term used to describe various operations to change nasal structure in order to improve appearance and function. Patients seek plastic surgery of the nose in order to improve appearance and correct deformities due to injury, or disease. Rhinoplasty is universally considered by Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeons to be the most challenging operation […]

Traveling For Surgery Within The United States

The concept of destination surgery or medical tourism is becoming more prevalent and accepted throughout the entire world. Patients are traveling not just to other cities and states, but also to countries on the other side of the globe in order to receive medical treatment or surgery. The reason?  Many perceive that some forms of […]

Things to Consider About Medical Tourism and Dental Tourism

Medical tourism is the practice of traveling to another country to obtain medical or dental treatment. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 750,000 Americans travel to other countries each year to receive medical care. Why Travel for Health Care? Why would anyone consider traveling to another country to obtain medical care? The […]

Grinding Teeth and Sleep Apnea

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If you discover you are experiencing bruxism, it is important to know that this may be an indication of a much more serious problem. A study published in the December, 2014 edition of Sleeping and Breathing reported a clear correlation between obstructive sleep apnea events and sleep bruxism. It has also been demonstrated that successful […]

Antibiotics After Tooth Extraction?

A study published in February 2015 by the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery evaluated the perceptions patients hold regarding the value of taking antibiotics following tooth removal. This study found that 2/3 of patients having tooth extraction expected to have antibiotics prescribed after the procedure. 70% of these patients expected that taking the antibiotic […]

Why Do We Remove Wisdom Teeth?

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Thousands of people worldwide have their third molars, commonly referred to as “wisdom teeth”, removed every day. This is a common procedure performed by the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons at the Surgical Arts Centre. Often patients are referred for care, but have no real explanation about why the procedure is recommended. FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterest

Cosmetic Surgery for Men Steadily Gains Popularity

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According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic procedures in men have increased by 22 percent over the last 13 years. While experts are unsure of the exact reasons for this significant increase in popularity, many believe that more men are simply becoming more comfortable with the idea of maintaining their appearance through both […]

Orthognathic Surgery at the Surgical Arts Centre

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You do not have to live with a painful, misaligned jaw! Corrective jaw surgery can move your upper and lower jaw into a more aligned position, correcting bite issues, taking away chronic pain, and improving your appearance. In some cases, jaw surgery can also help with other health issues, including breathing problems and sleep apnea. […]


Surgical Arts Centre Physicians

Contact: Kendra Kessen Phone: 406-549-6600 Email: kendra@surgicalartsmt.com Website: www.surgicalartsmt.com Surgical Arts Centre Launches New User-Friendly, Educational Website New surgical facility website offers information about cosmetic facial surgery, corrective jaw surgery, oral surgery, sleep apnea surgery, TMJ surgery, and more. MISSOULA, MONTANA (DECEMBER 2014) – In an effort to educate users and better connect to past, […]

Dr. Lisa Pacheco is now at Surgical Arts Centre full time!

Dr. Lisa Pacheco, Medical Spa at the Surgical Arts Centre in Missoula, Montana.

Dr Pacheco is continuing her osteopathic medicine practice at SAC.  After 6 years at the Missoula Osteopathic Clinic, Dr Lisa Pacheco has now joined Surgical Arts Centre full time. In addition Osteopathy and Osteopathic Manual Medicine, her other services include: • Injectable therapies. • Laser treatments and laser light treatments. • Ultherapy (Ultrasound therapy treatments). […]

Why choose SAC for your sleep apnea treatment?

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• Our one-on-one care. Our accredited facility allows us to care for sleep apnea patients on an individual basis in a special care setting. Unlike in hospitals, where nurses have multiple patients and , you will get to know each member of our experienced staff and receive personalized, expert attention. • Our experience. With 30+ […]

Surgical Arts Centre Oral & Facial Treatments

  Oral and maxillofacial surgery can positively affect the way we smile, the way we eat, the way we sleep, the way we look, and the way we breath. Anyone who has struggled with an issue involving their face, jaw, teeth, or neck understand that even minor health issues can harm your quality of life, […]

All-On-4 Testimonial

The Surgical Arts Centre of Montana has the experience and dedication to make sure you have the best care possible. Listen to what Peter has to say about his brand new smile from Dr. Holtzen of the Surgical Arts Centre. The Surgical Arts Centre is a state of the art, full service medical facility. They […]

About Surgical Arts Centre

Our physicians are fully dedicated to their patients and their practice: from providing a safe, comfortable, and modern facility to making certain that each patient is cared for on an personalized, one-on-one basis throughout their time here. With a sustained emphasis on continued learning, innovation, and education, our doctors invest significant time and energy into […]

Learn more about All-On-4 Surgical Procedure

Dr. John Holtzen talks about how your smile can be transformed in just one day! Dr. Holtzen resides in the Hamilton area and grew up in the small town of Healdsburg, California. He is a graduate of California State University. In 1994, he graduated in the top of his class from Temple University School of […]