Yes, a referral from your primary care provider is needed.
Neurosurgery - It is Much More Than Just Our Brains
Dr. Daniel Tomes, a leading board certified neurosurgeon, holds an outreach clinic once per month at Community Medical Center. A nationally recognized spine surgeon (Becker’s 40 Spine Surgeons to Know), he brings his extensive knowledge to patients at CMC one Friday per month.
He is a medical director for the Nebraska Sports Concussion Network, which leads the state in educating and treating athletes suffering the effects of concussions. He is greatly involved in research on spinal cord injury and treatments.
Minor surgical procedures locally
- Carpal Tunnel Release
- Epidural Steroid Injection -back pain)
More extensive surgeries may need to be done in Omaha.
What We Treat Locally
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What To Expect
- Please arrive 15 -30 minutes prior to your appointment.
- You will check in with our admissions team. Please have your identification (Driver’s license or ID card) and a current copy of your insurance card. The admission staff will direct to the Outpatient Department.
- Each specialist has their own forms they want you to fill out. While we do have your information, their clinics have different information and questions they will ask you. We are working on online forms for your convenience.
- When the staff member takes you back to your exam room, they will take your weight (we know, none of us like it but it is necessary information), blood pressure, oxygen level, and ask you about your medications. (An updated list of meds is a must, especially for a first-time patient.)
- Wait times for your appointment can vary. Some clinic visits with certain providers are scheduled around surgeries. Sometimes, surgeries run longer than anticipated. Your patience and understanding in those situations are greatly appreciated.
- Blood draws sometimes are required for appointments. If they aren’t arranged ahead of time, you may have to step over to our lab and one of our laboratory team members will take care of you.
Board Certified Neurosurgeon
Dr. Tomes specializes in surgery of the spine, brain, and peripheral nerves at The Nebraska Neurosurgery Group, LLC
Dr. Tomes was raised on a farm in Utica, Nebraska, and graduated from Centennial Public School in 1989. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, NE, in 1993.
Dr Tomes received his Doctorate of Medicine, with Distinction, in 1997 at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha, NE. He completed a general surgery internship and neurological surgery residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, serving as Chief Resident of Neurosurgery at UNMC from 2002-03.
Dr Tomes has been in practice in Lincoln, NE, since 2004, and is on staff at the various Lincoln hospitals. He also provides neurosurgical consultation in office as well as at multiple outreach clinics across Southeast and Central Nebraska. His operative interests include brain and spinal tumor resection, management of traumatic and athletic injuries of the brain and spine, minimally invasive spinal discectomy and fusion, stereotactic radiosurgery, and carpal tunnel release surgery.
Dr Tomes has been involved in medical research for several decades. He has had research articles published in state, national, and international medical journals including Oncology, Journal of Neurosurgery, and The North American Skull Base Society. During his medical school years, he was able to earn the designation of MD Thesis for his research in cancer biologics. In 2001, Dr Tomes received the award for Outstanding Research Paper from the North American Spine Society per his research on spinal cord injury treatment.
Dr Tomes has been involved with many initiatives promoting healthcare and well being. He is Medical Director for the Nebraska Sports Concussion Network, a project to help educate and properly treat student athletes suffering the effects of concussion. He is on the Board of Directors for Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, serving on the executive committee. Dr Tomes is also Board President of Southwest Lincoln Surgery Center, an outpatient surgery center where he performs minimally invasive spine surgery as a means to improve spine/extremity pain and quickly return individuals to their activities of daily life. Dr Tomes has been listed by Becker’s Spine Review as one of the top 40 “spine surgeons to know” in America.
Why Trust Community Medical Center of Falls City?
There are a lot of reasons to work with the incredible professionals at CMCFC. Our incredible facility, community engagement, and patient-centric approach—just to name a few. But some of the biggest reasons to work with our team are that we are:
Caring for our patients is our passion. When you come to CMCFC, you’re coming to a professional team that will always put your health first.
We will always listen. You know your health best, and when something is wrong we will hear you, believe you, and work with you to find a solution.
For over 100 years, Southeastern Nebraska has depended upon the Community Medical Center of Falls City for quality medical care. Our providers are experts in their fields and provide world-class care to our community.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Tomes prefers to have his clinic schedule the appointments in Falls City. Please call 402-904-4729.
Yes, CMC has our HOPE (Helpful Option for Patients Expenses) program, which is our financial assistance. It goes by your household size and income. HOPE is available for the services and provider fee that we bill for. If you need assistance with the provider’s bill you can reach out to their business office to see if there are options available to you.
You may call 402-245-6542 and get information.
You may find the application online at www.cmcfc.org under the financial assistance tab. You may pick up an application at CMC front admissions. You may have an application mailed to you.
CMC provides the service (technical component) and the doctors or specialists bill for their professional services.
Some insurance plans take up to 90 days or more to pay a claim. The patient is not sent a statement until your insurance has processed your claim.
Due to HIPAA, we are not allowed to disclose any information to anyone other than the patient if they are over the age of 19 unless permission is granted to us by the patient. It is the law and we have to follow it.