Five star hangout if you have spine problems. The staff is fantastic and personable and well trained to the special needs of spinal patients. Nebraska Spine surgeons are a fantastic group, and stand out in their conservative team approach. Cases are all reviewed with the other staff surgeons and they have maximized their great outcomes by realistic use of conservative measures prior to jumping to surgical procedures. Absolutely top notch and one of the real medical assets that Omaha has!
The experience was great. The best service I ever received patient. The nurses were great, surgery started before scheduled, light response was the best I received from any hospital. Dr. Gill did a good job of processing me in and again during discharge. Meals served on time with hot meals hot and cold food cold. the discharge took less than one hour when it was determined that I was going to be discharged.
My husband had spine surgery on 8/31 for lumbar problems. It was outpatient, about 3 days after the surgery he started to experience horrible migraines and nothing even medicine the dr subscribed didn't even touch it. So we called the surgeon again and his office told us there wasnt anything else they could do!!! Said to call his regular Dr. So we did and they told us to go to the emergency room, which we did. First ER visit, they thought the migraines were because of tension from the surgery, which to come find out later they were not. During surgery a bone must have tore his dura which is the lining of our spinal fluid. So they called the original surgeon to have him check on this because there was an issue. So on the next thursday after being transferred from lakeside to Ne Spine Hospital they did the surgery. So he stayed a couple of days and the mirgraines were getting worse. They sent him home with pain medicines. Then again after a couple of days we starting noticing fluid leaking out of his wound. I couldn't believe it!!! We then decided to go to Bergen because they have neurologists there. He was admitted and had to spend 10 days at Bergen with a tube in him to drain all of the fluid and still had massive migraines. The new doctor did a great job, he is home now and doing better!!! This simple surgery turned out to be a nightmare that lasted a month! I do not have good feelings about this hospital and the care...
I had my failed spinal fusion ( pseudarthrosis) repaired by Dr. Hain on 9/11/17. Original one was done in FL in Oct. 2012. But due to RA and extreme spinal scoliosis the hardware failed and it lossenned. Imagine the pain I have been in the past year!
I read these reviews prior to surgery which caused me some anxieties. But let me assure you. The staff I had from the nurses in pre-op, Anasthesiologist, Dr. Hain, Post-op. Etc., we're great!
To those that made mention of the lack of pain management. It was rough. Managing my pain was litteraly a Pain!
They had to hold back on my pain medication. I did have the patch, had pills, the button and IV push. But at times, I could not have some of them when the time was due. BECAUSE my oxygen levels were falling. Remember, Opiods slow your breathing. That's why we hear so many times that people are dying from opiods abuse.
To those that gave bad reviews. They might not have understood this. The staff were only looking out for them and for my safety. And I thank them.even though my body was shaking due to the amount of pain I was experiencing.
I wished I didn't have to leave there. I was discharge to a nursing home/rehab facility. As young as I am. This was not a nice experience. In fact. The worse experience of my life. I had to call my Doctor's office within 24 hours to get out of the facility off of Grover. There is NO WAY I would have survived there for a month. Talk about lack of pain management! I got there at 1:30 and their pharmacy didn't get my meds done until 9 P.M. (this was 9/14).
However, Discharge from NSH was smooth. Staff, again were great. They had everything ready. They even sent me off with 3 packs of cryotherapy ice with the ice belt. Gave me extra clear bandage covers to take, along with cups for the collection of my Jackson Pratt. In case the facility I was going to did not have them. And I AM SO THANKFUL that the nurse gave me a dose of my meds early. She said it would take their pharmacy a little time to fill my prescriptions. (8 hours!!!)
I would have had to call 911 if she didn't have the forethought of doing this!
I hope this helps someone. Surgery can cause high anxiety. And when you read bad reviews, about a place, it makes it even worse. Maybe, it was a different Doctor and different team. But, I am speaking for Doctor Hain and his Team. 5 STAR TREATMENT
One year ago today I had back surgery with Dr. Woodard and the great staff at Ne Spine Hospital. I entered in severe pain and barely able to walk. As a nurse I have high expectations for my medical team - and they were met and exceeded. The great care I received prepared me for returning home to Plainview, and the post op care made sure that I was on track and able to return to work (with limitations). I feel Blessed and very thankful. I recommend Ne Spine and staff to all. Happy Thanksgiving.