Medical Weight Loss Services

At Cheyenne Regional’s General Surgery Weight Management Program, we understand.

We understand that obesity is a disease that’s strongly influenced by genetics. We understand that obesity needs to be treated as a medical problem.

We understand that obesity is not the result of laziness, gluttony, a lack of self-control or a lack of character. We understand how and why our patients have struggled with weight loss with limited success.

And we understand the frustration of trying everything and finding that nothing works.

Here, you’ll find the the tools and support that will help you commit to healthy, proactive lifestyle changes.

Cheyenne Regional’s General Surgery Weight Management Program addresses obesity and the following weight-related illnesses:

  • Breathing problems such as asthma, COPD and sleep apnea
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Infertility
  • Joint Pain
  • Low testosterone
  • Weight-related cancer risk

For information, please call our Weight Loss Surgery team at (307) 632-1114.

What is bariatric surgery?

Though bariatric surgery is a powerful tool, its long-term success ultimately requires a commitment to lifelong healthy living and a partnership between the surgeon, the program and the patient.

We believe that the powerful metabolic benefits that occur after bariatric surgery can offer a lifelong solution.

Our multidisciplinary team can help you explore whether weight loss surgery is right for you, help you choose the best procedure for your personal circumstances and help you prepare for surgery.

Typically, in preparing for bariatric surgery, the steps are as follows:

  • You will have a medical review and individualized health assessment
  • We’ll determine which surgical tool(s) will work best for your individual circumstance
  • You’ll undergo surgery

Throughout the process, you’ll receive the medical and emotional support needed to help you change old habits and achieve optimal health.

Following surgery, the Cheyenne Regional General Surgery Weight Management Program team will continue to work closely with you.

Insurance coverage for bariatric surgery

Most insurance policies have very specific guidelines about which medical conditions qualify a patient as eligible to undergo bariatric surgery.

If you aren’t sure about what your insurance covers, we will be happy to contact your insurance company to verify obesity-related benefits and plan requirements.

If you prefer, you can start now by contacting your health insurer to determine coverage.

Surgical weight loss options

Surgical weight loss is for people with a body mass index of 35 or greater, who are ready to make a long-term commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

The Cheyenne Regional General Surgery Weight Management Program offers two procedural options:

Gastric bypass surgery

Gastric bypass is considered the gold standard for weight loss surgery. It is a restrictive procedure that reduces the size of the stomach, therefore making a patient feel full with less food.

In addition, gastric bypass changes the anatomy of the small intestine, resulting in a change to how the body processes food. Gastric bypass is considered a metabolic procedure, which means that it alters how the body produces hormones. The combination of anatomical and hormonal change leads to profound and durable weight loss.

Gastric sleeve resection surgery

In a gastric sleeve resection surgery, the surgeon makes a narrow tube out of the stomach, which markedly decreases the amount of food that it takes to feel full. Gastric sleeves are also a metabolic procedure and result in durable weight loss, although not usually to the extent achieved with gastric bypass.

Non-surgical weight loss options

If weight loss surgery isn’t for you, we also offer medically supervised weight loss.

With more than 10 years of experience in the specialty of obesity medicine, Shala Swarm, DNP-C, will help you work toward your goals with medications and diet supervision.


Weight Loss Surgery

Weight Loss Surgery
5201 Yellowstone Rd.
Cheyenne, WY 82009
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