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Preparing for Your Surgery
 As you prepare for surgery, there are many things you may want to consider. Some of those may include:
  • You will need to schedule a pre-operative visit to your primary care physicianfive to seven days before your surgery. This will serve as the physical exam required to ensure you can have surgery and may include laboratory tests, x-rays, and an EKG.
  • Consult with your physician on the medications you are taking. Sevens days before surgery stop all medications containing aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin, Motrin, Naproxen, etc. These medications may cause increased bleeding. If you are on Coumadin, you will need special instructions from your doctor who prescribed it. Continue taking your regular medications.
  • If you are traveling from out of town, below are hotel accommodations near the hospital.
    Chase Suites Hotel
    5922 Vandervoort Drive
    Lincoln, NE
    402.483.4900
    Hampton Inn South
    200 South 68th Plaza
    Lincoln, NE
    402.420.7800
     
    Holiday Inn Express
    8801 Amber Hill Court
    (Off of Highway 2 – across from Wal-Mart South)
    Lincoln, NE
    402.423.1176
    AmericInn
    8701 Amber Hill Court
    (Off of Highway 2 – across from Wal-Mart South)
    Lincoln, NE
    402.420.0027