Yellowstone Surgery Center

Our Physicians

Yellowstone Surgery Center partners with the region's most experienced experts in outpatient procedures.

Ortho Montana
2900 12th Avenue North #140W & #100E
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 237-5050

  All Physicians

Thomas Owen, MD

Total upper extremity treatment is my goal. I've never heard someone say I don't really use my arms. In fact, most people need a completely functioning shoulder, elbow and hand to make their lives work. My job is to help that happen. I specialize in advanced arthroscopic surgery as well as total joint replacement for shoulder, elbow and wrist. Also, sport, farm and work injuries. I grew up on a ranch in Red Lodge and am excited to be home. While away, I dedicated myself to the study of the upper extremity and its optimal function. Toward this end, I have trained at the best places in America, all along planning on bringing this home to Montana and providing the best possible care for the people here.

Medical School

University of Minnesota School of Medicine


Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

  • Boston University Boston Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery
  • Resident teaching award
  • Hospital for Special Surgery in Hand and Upper Extremity-Weill Cornell Medical College, NY
  • Clinical Instructor
    Board certification

    Board Certified

    Main focus

    Joint replacement, and arthroscopic treatment for Shoulder, Elbow and wrist. Elbow contracture and throwing injuries. Hand reconstruction.

  Visitor Restrictions

18 years and older
Currently Yellowstone Surgery Center is not allowing visitors to stay in the building. Our staff will call when it is time for visitors to pick up their loved one. Once discharged, visitors of the patient will not need to re-enter the building. Discharge instructions will be provided over the phone, and patients will be wheel chaired out to the vehicle for pick up.

Younger than 18
A parent or legal guardian must stay in the building at all times. Yellowstone Surgery Center prefers one, however, we will allow for two.

If you have a mask, please wear it during your time at Yellowstone Surgery Center. If you do not have a mask, Yellowstone Surgery Center will provide one.

A COVID-19 test will be required prior to elective surgery. This will be arranged through Surgeon’s offices four days in advance of the date of surgery.