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PAID ADVERTISEMENT Learn Why Dr.Todd Beckstead Chooses Casper Surgical Center WELCOME TO CASPER SURGICAL CENTER By Carrie Haderlie If you’re looking for a highly skilled Wyoming surgeon who knows Wyoming and its people, Dr.Todd Beckstead is your man. Beckstead was born and raised in Glenrock and is a board-certified general surgeon at Wyoming Surgical Associates. He also specializes in vascular and trauma surgery. Beckstead married his high school sweetheart young and didn’t have plans for college. He spent several years working in the oil field, but when he went looking for a safer career, he found medicine. “I went to school to become a paramedic, and then worked as a one for eight years,” Beckstead said.“That’s what made me decide to go to medical school.” Beckstead went to medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City followed by a general surgery residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency in Arizona. “My wife and I grew up in a small town, but all the places we had to go for training and school were large cities.We didn’t really like living in a large city,” Beckstead said.“When the opportunity presented itself to come back home to practice, and we jumped on it.” So Beckstead, his wife and three children returned to Wyoming.That was two decades ago, and he has practiced with Wyoming Surgical Associates for 20 years, performing general and vascular surgery at the Casper Surgical Center. Wyoming Surgical Associates is a group of talented surgeons who have spent their careers serving patients in the Wyoming area.The surgeons practice at the Casper Surgical Center, a multi-specialty, outpatient surgical facility that operates as a joint venture between local physicians and the Wyoming Medical Center. Beckstead performs general surgery at the Casper Surgical Center including bowel, gallbladder and hernia surgeries, and vascular surgeries that generally encompass work on the blood vessels.Trauma surgeries are always done at the hospital. The general surgeons working at the Casper Surgical Center stay abreast of current medical issues and meet continuing medical education requirements.They also regularly meet with each other regarding trauma and cancer patients. The anesthesiologists at Casper Surgical are the same that work in the Wyoming Medical Center, and all are highly qualified, Beckstead said. “There are probably 18 anesthesiologists that work at both the Wyoming Medical Center and Casper Surgical.They rotate through the Surgical Center, so we are using the same anesthesiologists that we use at the hospital,” he said.“That’s one of the benefits of both of the places. Here in this little town in Wyoming, there are high quality anesthesiologists.There is not one of them that I wouldn’t let work on my own family.” Every one of the seven surgeons practicing with the Wyoming Surgical Associates is a Wyoming native. “One of interesting things about our practice is that there are seven surgeons in our practice and all of us are from Wyoming, which is kind of a rare thing.We are Wyoming surgeons taking care of Wyoming people,” Beckstead said. “We’re located in Wyoming where people don’t have to travel for care, and if there were ever any complications after surgery, then we can take care of them rather than go all the way back to Denver or somewhere else for care,” Beckstead said. This means the care available at the Casper Surgical Center is convenient, efficient and high quality, making it an easy choice for patients with an array of needs. “I do some vascular, but mostly general surgery, at Casper Surgical,” Beckstead explained.“The staff at the Surgical Center is amazing, and they are very efficient.” Surgeries at the Casper Surgical Center are outpatient, so the goal is that patients can return home the same day or the morning after their procedure. “I can schedule 10 cases at the Surgical Center and get all 10 of them done by 4 p.m. in the afternoon,” Beckstead said. The Surgical Center also makes things easy by working with both patients and Dr. Beckstead’s office to schedule surgeries, providing timely care for patients of all types. 1201 E. 3rd St. • Casper, WY 82601 Todd Beckstead, MD

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