General Surgery Associates — Lincoln, NE

At General Surgery Associates LLC, Our providers specialize in a diverse variety of medical procedures & services. We offer a wide range of services, from general surgery to highly specialized medical procedures. 

Combined Years of Experience
Procedures performed since 2020
Locations of Service

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Our address is 1101 S 70th street. We are located on the west side of the “Taylor Meadows Medical Center'' building. Not to be confused with the “Taylor Meadows Office Park” which is the brick building to the north of us.

Referrals are not required to make an appointment with us. However, to expedite your care, we recommend seeing your primary care provider for any necessary workup prior to your surgical consultation. Some insurance companies require a referral so please check your plan to make sure one is not required. 

At General Surgery Associates we perform a wide variety of surgical procedures including gallbladder removal, hernia repair, appendectomy, bowel surgery, breast surgery, pancreatic procedures, skin lesion removal, and much more. See our Procedures page for a detailed list. 

General Surgery Associates is a private practice which allows us to operate at many different hospitals and outpatient surgery centers in Lincoln. These include Bryan East Hospital, Bryan West Hospital, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lincoln Surgical Hospital, Doctor’s Outpatient Surgery Center, and Nebraska Surgery Center. Deciding where your surgery will be performed will be a decision you and your surgeon make depending on the complexity of your procedure, your medical comorbidities, and your insurance. Not from Lincoln? See our Locations page for outreach clinics.

Please visit the Financial Information page to see a list of the carriers we are in-network with. If you don’t see your insurance plan listed, please contact your insurance plan or our office.

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Dr. Olberding prevented an emergency surgery for me by listening to symptoms and reviewing my history, which was from out of state. He swiftly scheduled me for surgery the morning after consultation due to the severity and painful symptoms I was having. My post surgical pain management was perfect. He also made my follow up call himself which is not standard in healthcare these days. My laparoscopic scars are nearly undetectable as well.

Angela Barnes

I consulted with Dr. Rathje about having my gallbladder removed. We discussed my symptoms and he explained the laparoscopic procedure. He listened to my concerns and answered all of my questions. He was so kind, patient and professional. He is a caring and kind Doctor. I highly recommend Dr. Rathje and General Surgery Associates.


Dr. Nagengast is a wonder diagnostician and surgeon. He is also very kind and makes you feel comfortable.

Pat Duffy

Latest News

01 Oct 2021
The men of General Surgery Associates promised to dye their hair pink if we met our goal for fundraising and they delivered. Thank you to…
02 Jul 2021
On July 2nd, 2021 Dr. Olberding completed the first robotic Whipple procedure in the State of Nebraska. A Whipple procedure, or…