WHAT TO EXPECT
Once you contact us for a private consultation, you will receive a personalized one-hour visit with Dr. Black and Heidi Anzalone R.N. You can expect to receive a price quote based on your individual plan. This quote will be good for 180 days. You plan includes six weeks of personalized care and individual attention as a part of your care and follow-up to surgery.

DURING AND AFTER SURGERY
What To Expect During Surgery
Dr. Black is a firm believer in giving you the best care possible. Plastic surgical procedures are medical procedures. As such, your best care will be found in a hospital and outpatient setting. Our focus is on you, giving you the best care available.

Preparing for surgery requires that you take several preliminary steps. Download this page for your convenience in following the checklist.

Going to the hospital operating room is obviously not a normal experience for most of us. Dr. Black and his staff recognize the natural anxiety with which most patients approach this step in the process of achieving their goals. We believe a description of the surgery experience will help to be fully prepared for it.

Your surgery will usually be performed at The Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital located near 144th and Center Street. Specialists using the most modern equipment and techniques will attend to you. This team includes anesthesia personnel, a trained surgical assistant, and nurse who will assist Dr. Black. A registered nurse is in charge of the operating room. All are proud to maintain the standards of The Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital.

Once you enter the operating suite, the staff will do everything they can do to make you feel secure. You will feel comfortable and the anesthesia personnel will start an intravenous drip your arm. Medicines that will make you drowsy will flow through the tubing into a vein in your arm. At the same time, to ensure your safety, you will remain connected to monitoring devices.

We offer a list of medications that should be discontinued 10 days prior to surgery. Only Tylenol should be taken for pain. Dr. Black must, specifically clear all other medications that you are currently taking, prior to surgery.

What To Expect After Surgery
When your surgery has been completed and your dressings are in place, you will be moved to the recovery room. You will constantly be connected to monitoring equipment, and during this period, fully trained recovery room nurses will remain with you at all times. These nurses are certified for advance cardiac life support. You can be confident that you will be well cared for in the recovery room.

When your initial recovery is completed and all of your vital signs are stable, you will transported back to your room or released with a family member or friend.

Most people have very little memory about their stay in the recovery room.

We offer a list of medications that should be discontinued 10 days prior to surgery. Only Tylenol should be taken for pain. Dr. Black must, specifically clear all other medications that you are currently taking, prior to surgery.

After your surgery, you will receive specific instructions and information related to your individual needs and plan.

PAYMENT OPTIONS
What Payment Options Are Available?
A variety of flexible payment options are available to fit every need:
  • Medicare Accepted
  • Medicaid Accepted
  • Patient Financing Available
  • Major Credit Cards Accepted
FAMILY AND VISITOR INFORMATION
Lodging Options
Below is a list of hotels and motels in the area. Make sure to ask for the Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital or medical rate.

Best Western Kelly Inn
4706 S 108th Street
Omaha, NE 68137
402.339.7400
402.339.7400

Hawthorn Suites
11025 M Street
Omaha, NE 68137
402.331.0101
402.331.0101

Carol Hotel
4888 S 118th Street
Omaha, NE 68137
402.895.1000
402.895.1000

Hilton Garden Inn
17879 Chicago Street
Omaha, NE 68118
402.289.9696
402.289.9696

Comfort Inn Southwest
10728 L Street
Omaha, NE 68127
402.593.2380
402.593.2380

Holiday Inn Express
17677 Wright St
Omaha, NE 68130
402.333.5566
402.333.5566

Econo Lodge
10919 J Street
Omaha, NE 68137
402.592.2882
402.592.2882

Regency Lodge
909 South 107th Avenue
Omaha, NE 68114
402.397.8000
402.397.8000

Hampton Inn Lakeside
17606 Arbor Plaza
Omaha, NE 68130
402.330.9500
402.330.9500

Super 8 Motel - Omaha/West
10829 M Street
Omaha, NE 68137
402.339.2250
402.339.2250

Hampton Inn Westroads
9720 W Dodge Road
Omaha, NE 68114
402.391.5300
402.391.5300

Townhouse Inn
13929 Gold Circle
Omaha, NE 68144
402.333.3777
402.333.3777

Entertainment Options
Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital & Clarkson West Medical Center are surrounded by a lot to do if you're staying the night in Omaha or are waiting for a patient to get out of surgery.

Shopping
Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital & Clarkson West Medical Center are virtually in the parking lot of OakView Mall, one of Omaha's largest malls. For store information, click on OakView Mall's website.

Theatres
AMC Oakview 24 is located 4 blocks away from the hospital at 3555 S 140th Plaza.

Restaurants
Eating establishments that are located within a mile of Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital include: Outback Steakhouse, Chili's, Applebees, Lonestar Steakhouse, Old Chicago, Red Lobster, Village Inn plus much more. Please feel free to ask one of our nurses or employees for any other great restaurants in the area.

NOH Cafe
The NOH Cafe is located on the second floor of Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital. Featuring a lunch special each weekday, the NOH Cafe is not your typical hospital food. From our daily cafe services featuring freshly made salads, to our room service dining, our chefs and dietary staff will make you feel right at home.

Personalized Service ... Specializing in You

Patient Testimonials
After the birth of my children I thought I was doomed to having "baby fat" forever. I had resigned myself to believing this was the way I was meant to be, never dreaming a flat tummy could be mine. I was very nervous about having a major surgery but I had the best experience with Dr. Black and his office. He took so much time explaining everything to me and I was really excited after my consultation. I had my tummy tuck and can't believe this is my body now-I actually look better than before my kids!! If I ever decide to have any other procedures done, Dr. Black is the only surgeon I will consider.

Christine ... age 37
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