Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Services at Wyoming Medical Center

More than 72 million Americans suffer from obesity. In Wyoming, 37 percent of adults are classified as overweight and 28 percent of adults are obese. Obesity is caused by a variety of environmental, genetic and metabolic factors.

Wyoming patients seeking treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions can choose a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care. Wyoming Medical Center’s program is the only such program in the state to earn accreditation.

Comprehensive Bariatric Center

Banner Wyoming Medical Center has been accredited as a Comprehensive Bariatric Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The accredited center offers preoperative and postoperative care designed specifically for their severely obese patients.

Surgical and non-surgical options

Wyoming Medical Center is proud to deliver big city bariatric care close to home. When other weight-loss efforts have failed, consultation with a bariatric surgeon may be beneficial. Wyoming Medical Center offers multiple surgical and non-surgical options, and no one procedure is right for everyone. Your bariatric surgeon will discuss each option with you individually to find the best treatment.

Surgical Options

Banner Wyoming Medical Center offers comprehensive weight-loss surgery options including:

  • Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass
  • Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

Certain less common weight-loss operations may be appropriate for some patients and can be discussed individually with your weight-loss surgeon. Revisionary surgery for patients who have already undergone weight-loss operations can also be discussed with your weight-loss surgeon on an individual basis.

Non-surgical options

For people who need to lose a significant amount of weight, but who don’t qualify for weight-loss surgery, Wyoming Medical Center offers non-surgical, outpatient procedures. Our non-surgical options include:

  • Gastric Balloon Placement
  • Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG)

These procedures are done endoscopically, that is with small, tubular instruments inserted down the throat and into the stomach. Patients typically go home on the same day of the procedure. No surgical incisions are required.

Non-surgical revisions

Wyoming Medical Center offers non-surgical endoscopic revision procedures for patients who have previously had either a gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy surgery.

Gastric Bypass Revision (Tore or Stomaphyx) - This is a non-surgical option for people who have already undergone a gastric bypass operation in the past, but have not been able to maintain the weight loss. In some patients, the small egg-sized stomach pouch created in the original surgery can stretch or reconnect to the larger stomach portion that was bypassed in the surgery. Other patients might have complications with their previous surgery that can be fixed through endoscopic revision.

Sleeve Gastrectomy Revision - Patients who have gained significant weight after a Sleeve Gastrectomy may undergo an endoscopic sleeve revision, or may opt for an endoscopic bypass revision. For some patients, the stomach “sleeve” stretches over time reducing the effectiveness of the surgery. An endoscopic revision can reshape the stretched stomach sleeve and make it smaller, without an incision or hospital stay.