Methodist Hospital

Surgery

Surgical Service NurseMore surgical procedures are performed each year at Methodist Hospital than any other hospital in the region.

The members of your care team are highly trained and highly effective, working closely with you and your family. We encourage you to take an active role in your surgical experience. We are united in our commitment to delivering outstanding outcomes.

What to Expect

Learn about what to expect and how to prepare for your surgery in A Guide to Surgical Services.

FamilyVue Tracks Surgical Patients

A new patient tracking system has been installed at Methodist Hospital to make it easier to follow the progress of your loved one through surgery. FamilyVue monitors are located in the Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery waiting rooms, the Hospital Cafeteria on the second floor and Cyber Joe’s, the Internet café on the first floor.

Coded names appear on the monitors and the time the patient goes to pre-op, surgery and recovery are displayed. The display automatically refreshes every 20 seconds, keeping information accurate and in real time. More information about FamilyVue, including examples of displayed information is found in this brochure.



Methodist Hospital Surgery Dedicated to Quality

Since 2006, Methodist Hospital has participated in the American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) to improve the quality of surgical care for our patients through data collection, identification of quality improvement targets and implementation of process improvement measures.

 

Methodist Hospital Blood Conservation Program

Methodist Hospital is proud to be one of only a few Nebraska hospitals to offer blood conservation. Blood conservation is a comprehensive approach to patient care that reduces or eliminates the need for donor blood transfusions. Health benefits of a blood conservation program can include a reduced infection rate and shorter hospital stays.

Surgical Specialties

Methodist Hospital provides care for the following surgical specialties:


Magnet Nursing - Excellence for You

American Nurses credentialing center Magnet Logo

In 2004, Methodist Hospital joined only 5% of the nation's hospitals to earn the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet status is considered the "gold standard" of nursing.

Sue Korth, vice president and chief operating officer at Methodist Women's Hospital said, "Magnet designation recognizes sustained excellence in nursing and is achieved only by nursing divisions that provide quality care on a consistent basis. We are proud of the effort our nurses put forth daily to promote a culture of empowerment, pride, respect, teamwork and integrity.” 

Learn more about the awards and recognition at Methodist Health System.


Surgical Technology

Methodist Hospital is home to the only Gamma Knife in the area and also is home to two da Vinci Surgical Systems.
 
 

Da Vinci Robotic Surgery

Today, complex conditions can be treated with minimally invasive surgery using  a da Vinci robotic surgical system.

This system provides your surgeon with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control. It requires only a few small incisions so you can get back to life faster without the usual recovery time needed following traditional open surgery.

Benefits to having surgery with a da Vinci system include:

  • faster recovery and shorter hospital stays
  • less blood loss
  • minimal pain and complications
  • lower risk of infection
  • smaller incisions and less scaring

A few of the procedures performed by our surgeons using the da Vinci Robot include:

  • Prostatectomy
  • Pyeloplasty
  • Cystectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Sacralcolpopexy

Learn more about Outpatient Surgery at Methodist


 

Methodist Hospital
8303 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68114
Patient Information:
(402) 354-4434

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