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Moments in Medicine - The Nebraska Medical Center

Hospital Ranked Nationally by U.S. News and World Report Survey

The Nebraska Medical has been ranked as one of America’s best hospitals in five specialties by U.S. News and World Report. More than 5,000 hospitals were surveyed and fewer than 150 were nationally ranked. The medical center was also named the top hospital in the state. Read more about our national ranking.


Treatment for Slipped Vertebrae Stops the Pain

A slipped vertebra can cause severe pain to the back and legs. A fairly common problem in people ages 40 to 50 years old, it is often caused by arthritis or a stress fracture. Chris Cornett, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at The Nebraska Medical Center, discusses several non-surgical and surgical treatment options for this condition that can alleviate the pain. Watch the video.


Endoscopy Center Opens in West Omaha

A new endoscopy center opening in west Omaha offers patients convenient access to important colon cancer screening. The Village Pointe Endoscopy Center, run by The Nebraska Medical Center and UNMC Physicians, is now taking appointments for routine colonoscopies. The screening, which can help detect colon cancer in its earliest stages, is recommended every 10 years beginning at age 50 for healthy men and women. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, click here.

"A colonoscopy is extremely effective in detecting the polyps that can become tumors. Colon polyps found in their earliest stages are completely removable. Early removal is key to preventing colon cancer."

Mark Mailliard, MD, Cheif of Gastroenterology, University of Nebraska Medical Center

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