Thank you for choosing Nebraska Medicine. We look forward to providing you with a positive surgical experience.
The information in this section of our website is a step-by-step guide to help you prepare for your surgery. Each section relates to a different time frame and breaks the entire process down into manageable tasks.
- Surgery pre-registration
- Patient registration
- Verifying your insurance
- Pre-surgical screening
- Power of Attorney and Advanced Directives
- Preparing your child for surgery
- Two-to-seven days before your surgery
- What to bring and wear to surgery
- The day before your surgery
- The day of your surgery
- Parking and arrival time
- Surgery waiting areas
Checking in for surgery
Depending on the time and location of your surgery, your physician's office or Pre-Surgical Screening will inform you of your check-in location.
Using an Incentive Spirometer
This video explains to you what the device is and how to use it correctly.
Using crutches properly
This video is applicable if you know you will be using crutches after your surgery.
Living at home with a central line catheter
These videos are applicable if you will be going home with a central line catheter after surgery. The purpose of these videos is to inform you and your family about your central line catheter in order to keep the line free from complications . View videos about living at home with a central line catheter.