Surgery and Surgical Care in Cortez, CO

Surgery and Surgical Care in Cortez, CO

Quality Care

Southwest Health System takes a fully collaborative approach to patient care. We believe in listening to you and working together to come up with a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle and schedule. All medical records are easy to access to help you make an educated decision regarding your health care options. We believe that quality care should be found in a local community setting; therefore, we operate in a variety of locations to best meet your needs and expectations for care.

We collaborate with an extensive offering of insurance providers. Our financial staff is also available to help you understand your bill and determine the best payment plan that allows you to receive the care you require without great sacrifice. Financial assistance may also be available to many in need of health care who find themselves without the means necessary for treatment.

The general surgeons at Southwest Health System offer unique insights into the diagnosis, treatment, and care of a variety of diseases and ailments. Our staff is locally based. We hold the health and well-being of residents and visitors as a top priority.

Surgeries Performed

Our skilled general surgeons are adept at performing surgeries for patients with ailments or injuries of the skin, breast, and other soft tissues, as well as the esophagus and thyroid gland. They also perform surgery on abdominal cavity including the stomach, bowels, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts. We know your health care journey is a collaborative effort that employs many health care professionals within our system. Therefore, our specialists work closely with the trauma staff in the emergency department as well as a variety of specialists in related fields. Surgeries are performed at our hospital in Cortez, CO.

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Dr. Bellows

Charles Bellows, MD

Southwest Medical Group, General Surgery

111 N. Park Street, Suite 2
Cortez CO
970-565-6670

Dr Matteson

Kevin Matteson, MD

Southwest Medical Group, General Surgery

111 N. Park Street, Suite 2
Cortez CO
970-565-6670

Board Certified, General Surgery
Medical School: Southern Illinois University, 1990
Residency: Southern Illinois University, 1995