Dr. Clinton Rathje, DO

General SurgeryMaleAge 39

Dr. Rathje
Accepting new patients

General Surgery Associates LLC

1101 S 70th St Ste 100 Lincoln, NE 68510

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(402) 483-4292

Dr. Clinton Rathje, DO is a General Surgery Specialist in Lincoln, NE. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bryan Medical Center - East Campus and Bryan West Campus. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Rathje to book an appointment.

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Affiliated with Bryan Medical Center - East Campus Lincoln, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Dr. Rathje's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rathje performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Rathje performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Gallbladder Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rathje performs Gallbladder Removal more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Rathje performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Cholecystectomy, Open
  • da Vinci® Cholecystectomy
  • Single Incision Cholecystectomy
Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Rathje performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Rathje performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Rathje's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acid Reflux Surgery
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Intussusception
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lipomas Sebacious Cyst Removal
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Paralytic Ileus
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pediatric Hernia
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Revision of Gastric Anastomosis or Restrictive Procedure
  • Rib Fracture
  • Robotic Heller Myotomy for the Treatment of Achalasia
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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Dr. Rathje accepts the following insurance:

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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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Coventry Health Care of Nebraska
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Medicaid
Midlands Choice
MultiPlan
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Dr. Rathje's Reviews

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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. The surgery scheduler Haylie was helpful, informative and professional. I had the surgery and couldn’t be more pleased with the results. I had a follow up call with Dr. Rathje instead of an office visit a few weeks after surgery. He was genuinely interested in how I was doing after surgery, advised me to listen to my body and call him with any concerns. He is a caring and kind Doctor. I highly recommend Dr. Rathje and General Surgery Associates.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Diana – Jan 03, 2022
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Very kind and excellent bedside manner. He fully explained what occurred from his perspective after the procedure to help us understand the challenges he faced. Give a blow to the gut he was very compassionate and understanding. He was very professional and did not rush with us even though he was running behind in his schedule. I appreciated him taking his time with us and his compassion through challenging information. Thank you!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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2nd rodeo dealing with cancer – May 21, 2020
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Highly recommend very professional! He is the best thanks I had my gallbladder surgery with him and everything was awesome thanks for everything!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Biography

Dr. Rathje grew up on a farm just outside of Aurora, Nebraska and received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He went...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2017
University Of Kansas School Of Medicine-Wichita
Residency Hospital

Awards

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What are Dr. Clinton Rathje, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Rathje frequently treats Appendectomy, Laparoscopic, Gallbladder Removal, and Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Rathje treats.

Where is Dr. Clinton Rathje, DO's office located?

Dr. Rathje's office is located at 1101 S 70th St Ste 100, Lincoln, NE 68510. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

General Surgery Associates LLC

General Surgery Associates LLC1101 S 70th St Ste 100 Lincoln, NE 68510
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Rathje is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Bryan Medical Center - East Campus

Lincoln, NE

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Bryan West Campus

Lincoln, NE

CHI Health St. Elizabeth

Lincoln, NE

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Johnson County Hospital

Tecumseh, NE

86% Patient Experience Rating, 17% higher than the national average

Merrick Medical Center

Central City, NE

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

Saunders Medical Center

Wahoo, NE

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average