Nemaha County Hospital participates in the World Health Organization Surgical Safety Initiative.

Surgical patients are required to see their local physician within 30 days or less depending on the type of surgery. This time frame is established by Medicare. The lab work required is determined by your physician and the type of surgery you need. Some cases do require type and cross match. That is accomplished at the hospital lab within 48 hours of surgery, if it is a scheduled case.


Our anesthesia is provided by a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. We provide local sedation to monitored anesthesia care (MAC) and general anesthesia.

Ear, Nose and Throat

The ENT doctors are here the second Thursday of every other month and every other Wednesday.

  • Tonsillectomies
  • Adenoidectomies
  • Ear Tubes
  • Sinus Surgery


The gastroenterologist comes the second Tuesday of the month. He performs:

  • Colonoscopies
  • Upper Endoscopies
  • Removes Polyps
  • Takes Biopsies
  • Dilates the Esophagus

General Surgeon

The general surgeon comes Monday and other days for emergencies. Types of cases done here are:

  • All types of Hernia Repairs
  • Gall Bladder Removal
  • Bowel Resections
  • Breast Biopsies
  • Mastectomies
  • Hemorrhoidectomies
  • Appendectomies
  • Pilonidal Cystectomies
  • Amputations
  • Laparoscopic or open herniorrhaphies
  • Laparoscopic or open appendectomies
  • Placement of ports
  • Breast lumpectomies with or without axillary node dissection
  • Minor Surgeries
  • Gastroenterology - We have a general surgeon that does Gastroenterology procedures the afternoon of the fourth Thursday of each month.

Obstetric Gynecological

One obstetric gynecological specialist comes on the first Tuesday of the month and operates on the third Monday of the month. Includes prenatal and postnatal care. Procedures performed are:

  • Sterilization Procedures
  • Hysterectomies with or without Ovarian Removal
  • Bladder and Bowel Prolapse Repairs
  • D and C's
  • Hysteroscopies with thermal ablations
  • Diagnostic laparoscopies
  • LEEP procedures


Cataract surgery and evaluations are done here on the third Thursday of the month. You must have an evaluation completed by the ophthalmologist prior to the surgery. Laser capsulotomies and other minor eye procedures can also be done.


The orthopedic surgeons come from different offices in Lincoln. Types of surgical care are:

  • Trigger Fingers
  • Removal of Ganglion Cysts
  • Carpal Tunnel Surgeries
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Open and Closed Reductions of Fractures


Surgeries are done on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Podiatrist procedures include:

  • Bunion
  • Hammer Toe
  • Toenail
  • Release of Planter Fascia
  • Corn Surgeries


The urologist comes the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

  • Cystoscopies
  • Vasectomies
  • Bladder Tumor Biopsies
  • Fulgurations

Hours of Operation
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with on call services available for emergencies.

The majority of our surgery is completed on an outpatient basis or a 24 hour stay. Inpatient surgery is also available.
If you have questions about any procedures, please contact the surgery department at (402)274-6137.