Weight loss surgeries have been performed at Regional West for more than 25 years.
In 2006, Regional West and Western Surgical Group formed Weight Loss Options. Regional West and Western Surgical Group of Scottsbluff (now known as Regional West Physicians Clinic-Surgery, Vascular Diagnostics) began doing gastric bypass surgery in 1980, laparoscopic bypass surgery in 2000, and gastric sleeve surgery in 2014. In 2001, Regional West became the first hospital in the region and one of only two hospitals west of the Mississippi River to perform lap-banding procedures.
Though more facilities perform the surgery now, Regional West is proud to offer a great deal of experience in the procedure, performing over 1,800 gastric banding procedures since 2001. That is more procedures than any other hospital in Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Kansas, Iowa, or South Dakota.