The specialty-trained surgeons at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center of Wyoming have resumed elective surgery, or scheduled nonemergency surgery, for their patients. Since the state has eased restrictions preserving the stocks of health care resources, including personal protective equipment, ventilators, etc., Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center of Wyoming is offering elective and emergency surgical treatment and in-office care while continuing to follow health authority safety guidelines to protect their patients and staff. Patients in need of specialized bone, joint, muscle, back and spine care are encouraged to call (307) 670-9150 to schedule a safe appointment in Gillette at 2201 S. Douglas Highway, Suite 120. Telemedicine appointments are also available.

“As surgery for nonlife-threatening conditions was halted in order to conserve personal protective equipment, we delayed surgical care for many patients,” says Dr. Monica Morman, fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeon at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center of Wyoming. “Since our medical resources are at the appropriate levels, we are excited to once again offer elective surgery so area residents no longer have to wait for advanced treatment needed to relieve their pain and live better.”

Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center of Wyoming will provide surgical care in the state-of-the-art operating rooms of Black Hills Surgical Hospital and North East Wyoming Surgery Center, in Gillette. Their surgeons and specialized medical staff strictly follow the latest and highest standards in patient safety and will take extra precautions. Additional patient screening processes will be enforced before scheduling and performing surgery.

The practice will continue to adhere to the strict protocols they have in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in their offices. These protocols will extend to pre- and postoperative care in addition to the measures taken to keep operating rooms and equipment sterile. Safety measures at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center of Wyoming include the following:

  • Patients are required to wear face coverings during their visit. 
  • Staff members are disinfecting between patients in all patient-specific areas. 
  • Patient waiting areas are cleaned regularly.
  • Patients experiencing flu-like symptoms are being rescheduled. 
  • The practice is limiting the number of people allowed in their offices.
  • Telemedicine appointments are available for new and existing patients. 
  • All staff members are wearing face masks. 
  • All patients and staff are being health screened before admission to the building.

“We’re so proud to be part of a community that has worked so hard to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our health system, our families and our friends and neighbors,” says Dr. Morman. “We really are all in this together, and at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center of Wyoming, we are here for our community and stand ready to offer safe, specialized care to help our region stay strong and healthy.”

In addition to resuming elective surgery as well as scheduling patients for safe initial and follow-up appointments in their offices, their providers also offer orthopedic telemedicine visits to provide remote consultation. In the event of a fall or other accident, Orthopedic Urgent Care at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center in Gillette and Rapid City, South Dakota, also continues to offer immediate care for urgent orthopedic injuries, such as sprains, fractures or dislocations. 

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with one of the experts at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center of Wyoming, please call (307) 670-9150.

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