Patient Education From Our Nurse Navigator Meet Our Nurse Navigators Our nurse navigator is a specialized nurse who will work with you and your family during your preoperative visit, during your stay, and after you discharge from the hospital. Before Surgery Prior to surgery you will have a variety of preoperative tests, either at your primary care provider’s office or at the Nebraska Spine Hospital. During Your Stay Spine surgery and a hospital stay is a major event, therefore want to provide you with as much information as possible to help alleviate your anxieties. Returning Home We will make sure you have the resources and information you need to continue your recovery after discharge. Patient Resources Our patient resources include FAQs, a glossary, information about billing, and variety of helpful information and links.