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Provider Spotlight: Keena Byrd-Moro, DNP

Published September 2023 | In Fall 2023

Bariatric surgery can be life-changing to patients who need it, but it isn’t a quick fix — it requires a dedicated approach and a team effort. Luckily for her patients, Keena Byrd-Moro, DNP, is happy to be part of the team.

Provider Spotlight: Keena Byrd-Moro, DNP Media

My Role

I am a Nurse Practitioner in general surgery in Spearfish. I work primarily with Andrew VanOsdol, M.D., in our accredited Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence program. I am also fortunate to see patients for non-surgical weight loss using lifestyle changes and medications when needed.

My Goal

My goal is to provide excellent care to my community. I strive to establish a trusting relationship with each patient and want them to feel positive self worth. We collaborate to develop an individualized plan of care to improve nutrition, activity, energy and sleep while decreasing stress load. I aim to support each patient’s journey toward future goals of improved health.

My Passion

I am passionate about preventative health and setting an attainable example of a healthy lifestyle for future generations. I personally love running. It helps me to find daily mental, physical and emotional balance. I enjoy supporting others as they find and pursue their activities that bring about sustainable joy and long-term health.

Monument Health Spearfish Hospital is one of two Accredited Comprehensive Centers in the state designated by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, a national organization. This affirms that the hospital’s bariatric patients receive multidisciplinary medical care, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success.