Location & Parking

Our Operating Room is located on the third floor of Center Tower, accessible from the Center Elevators. After treatment, most patients will be moved to the surgical floor on the fourth floor of the West Tower. If you have a pre-scheduled procedure or surgery, read more about checking in here.

Parking is available at the West Tower main entrance. Use the valet parking from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday or the west parking garage.

Region’s best surgical care

When you require surgery, you have Wyoming’s most comprehensive medical system at your service. You will recover in our Jerry Behrens M.D. Orthopedic, Spine and General Surgery Center on the fourth floor of the McMurry West Tower.

Physical therapists help patients master activities of daily life, like getting in and out of a car, before returning home after surgery.

The center features 25 private patient rooms, three bariatric patient rooms, an orthopedic rehabilitation gym and therapeutic tub training area. This comprehensive surgical floor is designed to centralize treatments and shorten recovery times. 

Cutting-edge technology

When it comes to providing the safest patient care in Wyoming, using the right tools matter. Our surgeons have access to the most advanced technology in the region including, but not limited to:

  • Advanced laparoscopy techniques: Laparoscopy is minimally invasive surgery performed through small keyhole incisions. General and bariatric surgeon Kevin Helling, M.D., completed a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery at Harvard University. He performs  complex operations, such as hernias and complex stomach and pancreas operations, laparoscopy. Until recently, these operations were always done through an open incision.
da Vinci S™ HD Surgical System
  • O-arm® Intra-operative Imaging System: Wyoming Medical Center is also the state’s first hospital to offer the Medtronic StealthStation® Surgical Navigation coupled with the O-arm® Intra-operative Imaging System. The technology allows surgeons to target brain tumors as small as 3 millimeters with the precision of a stealth bomber. Spine surgeons use it to plan and perform complicated surgeries, and the ability to create images in real-time allows for precise 3D placement of screws, minimizing risks of injury and possible re-operation.
  • da Vinci® S™ HD Surgical System: We were also Wyoming’s first hospital to offer the da Vinci® S™ HD Surgical System. This robotic technology gives surgeons greater precision, control and access to hard-to-reach areas, allowing for smaller incisions, less risk for infection, less bleeding, faster recovery time and shorter hospital stay.The state-of-the-art surgical system features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments designed to take surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. 

Our services

Neurosurgery

Caring for your brain, spine and central nervous system is delicate work. Neurosurgery is one of the most sophisticated surgical specialties at Wyoming Medical Center, and only a handful of hospitals in the Rocky Mountain region provide such a high level of medical expertise.

  • Fracture care
  • Back pain and micro-discectomy for herniated disks
  • Functional neurosurgery to restore function of the brain and nervous system
  • Surgery for birth abnormalities
  • Injections
  • Treatment of degenerative diseases of the spine
  • Surgeries and treatments for tumors in the brain, spine or central nervous system

Orthopedic surgery

The musculoskeletal system is made up of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Problems with these areas of the body can cause severe pain and debilitating effects on the body. That’s where the orthopedic physicians at Wyoming Medical Center can help.

Our comprehensive team of physicians, surgeons, clinicians, nurses and physical therapists provides the highest-quality care to patients with orthopedic problems, including hip and knee pain.

  • Shoulder reconstruction and rotator cuff injuries
  • Elbow reconstruction
  • Hip disorders
  • Fracture care
  • Joint pain
  • Sports medicine and injuries
  • Injections
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

General Surgery

Contrary to what the name suggests, general surgery is a specialty that encompasses surgeries in the abdominal region of the body. Specifically, this involves abdominal organs like the intestines, stomach, liver, gall bladder, appendix, kidneys, colon, pancreas and more.

James Anderson, M.D., general and vascular surgeon

Wyoming Medical Center surgeons perform procedures in the areas of:

  • Abdominal
  • Cancer
  • Endocrine
  • Gall bladder
  • Hernia
  • Laparoscopic
  • Trauma surgery

Other surgical options

  • Thoracic surgery involves procedures in or near the chest, lungs and diaphragm.
  • Colon and rectal surgery for conditions such as colon cancer, complex diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease and gastrointestinal bleeds.
  • Vascular surgery for conditions affecting the arteries, blood vessels and veins such as carotid stenosis, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral artery disease, intermittent claudication and deep vein thrombosis.