Surgery Readiness Program - CHI Health, Omaha, Nebraska (NE)

Preparing for back or spine surgery starts long before you enter the operating room. To ensure the best possible outcome from surgery, you’ll need to be in optimal physical health. 

The Alegent Creighton Health Back & Spine Institute offers a unique program of coordination, support and services to help you make lifestyle changes needed to prepare for surgery. Services include:

Planning a Successful Surgery

Preparing for back or spine surgery starts long before you enter the operating room.To ensure the best possible outcome from surgery, you’ll need to be in optimal physical health. That could mean making difficult life changes like losing weight or quitting tobacco. And while these may seem daunting, we’re here to make your goals simple and achievable.

Navigating the Course

The Alegent Creighton Health Back & Spine Institute offers a unique program of coordination and support. It starts with a comprehensive, sit-down discussion charting all of the lifestyle changes your surgery requires. At that time, you’ll be teamed up with your very own Care Coordinator.

With your input, your Coordinator will select a target completion date and plan a course to help you achieve your pre-surgery requirements. Together, you’ll set monthly milestones and checkpoints. And your Coordinator will arrange any additional services you may need.

Support For Every Need

Alegent Creighton Health offers a variety of programs to help you reach your pre-surgery goals. Your Care Coordinator will contact each of these services for you, setting appointments and managing information as needed. 

Alegent Creighton Health Weight Management

With both surgical and non-surgical options, our Weight Management Program is more comprehensive than any other. Every plan is medically monitored to ensure safe and effective weight loss. And our multidisciplinary team addresses all aspects of weight loss: medical physicians, surgeons, nurses, dietitians, health educators and fitness experts.

Alegent Creighton Health Sleep Centers
The Alegent Creighton Health Sleep Center provides complete evaluation of sleep apnea in comfortable, hotel-like study rooms. Respiratory therapists meet with you to discuss your symptoms and sleep patterns. And they will help treat your sleep apnea with a combination of sleep lifestyle changes, medication and breathing equipment, such as CPAP and BiPAP machines.

Alegent Creighton Health Tobacco Cessation
Research has shown that behavior modification, which includes counseling and pharmaceutical strategies, can ensure that your experience with tobacco cessation is long-lasting. The support you receive will motivate and build the confidence necessary to ensure success.

Treating Depression
The Alegent Creighton Health Center for Mental Health offers private, one-on-one care from experienced psychiatrists, psychologists, master’s level counselors, therapists, nurses and other mental health and addiction recovery professionals. Services are available at several locations throughout the metro area.

Alegent Creighton Health Physical Therapy 
Alegent Creighton Health provides physical therapy at outpatient rehabilitation clinics throughout Omaha and Council Bluffs. Our therapists are medically trained, licensed professionals with expertise in all areas of physical therapy. We also have on staff several physiatrists – doctors of physical medicine – who specialize in diagnosing and treating patients with physical limitations. 

Ergonomic Services
Alegent Creighton Health provides ergonomic assessments that evaluate your workplace and offer solutions in work design and training to eliminate the inefficient work patterns that lead to muscular fatigue, poor performance, accidents and injuries. A 30-minute workstation evaluation includes individualized adjustments and modifications for improving postural support, comfort, functionality and work performance.

Pain Management
No matter how long you’ve been suffering from back pain, the Alegent Creighton Health Back & Spine Institute is here to help. We treat every patient with dignity and respect, so your report of back pain will be our greatest concern. Once your pain is thoroughly assessed, we’ll present multiple options for your pain management. The final course of treatment is always 100% up to you.