Physicians George Greene, MD and Ric Jensen, MD are board-certified and neurosurgeons with forty years of experience combined. Each has completed additional neurosurgical training beyond residency and provides up-front diagnosis in addition to developing comprehensive treatment plans relevant to each patient’s lifestyle.
George M. Greene, MD
George M. Greene, MD is a board certified neurological surgeon who has practiced in Omaha, Neb. since 1991. Dr. Greene attended medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.
He returned to Omaha after his residency and joined his father in practice and they practiced together until his father's retirement in 1996. Neurosurgical Associates of Nebraska, P.C. and its practitioners continue to provide neurosurgical care to patients.
Dr. Greene cares for patients with a wide range of neurosurgical diseases involving the brain, spine and peripheral nerves. The intracranial portion of his practice includes patients with tumors, acquired conditions such as hydrocephalus, and traumatic events. He has a large experience caring for patients with acoustic neuromas as a member of a team of physicians using multiple modes of treatment. In addition to surgical management of these conditions, Dr. Greene also participates in radiosurgical care of patients with selected tumors or pain conditions, such as trigeminal neuralgia.
He treats spinal conditions such as acquired and degenerative diseases (disc disease, stenosis) and tumors. The most common peripheral nerve conditions that he cares for include carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndromes.
Dr. Greene is married. He and his wife have four children. In his free time he enjoyes sailing and hunting.
Ric E. Jensen, MD, PhD
Ric Jensen, MD is a board certified neurosurgeon who joined Neurosurgical Associates of Nebraska in 1998. He earned his medical degree from University of Iowa and a post doctoral degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Jensen then pursued neurological surgery training at the University of Texas Health Science Centers in Houston and Galveston. During the course of his residency training, Dr. Jensen completed a formal, spinal surgery fellowship through the University of Texas Health System. During fellowship training, he acquired the ability to perform complex spinal surgery and fusions of the spine.
Dr. Jensen has extensive experience in the field of spinal biomechanics (the study of the mechanical function of spinal components). He treats all spinal pathologies commonly encountered in patients who present with spinal or nerve-related pain syndromes-including cervical and lumbar disc herniations, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc diseases productive of back and neck pain. Dr. Jensen utilizes spinal biomechanics knowledge to optimize patient treatment protocols and surgical planning-thus minimizing surgical invasiveness and spinal disruption. Prior to completion of his residency in neurosurgery, Dr. Jensen also engaged in neurosurgical oncology fellowship training at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston-the top ranked cancer center in the country. During this training he was exposed to a vast spectrum of brain and spinal tumor surgical treatments .
Dr. Jensen continues to treat benign and malignant brain and spinal tumors of all types, referring only complex tumor cases to his mentors at M.D. Anderson. As a means of maintaining an up-to-date and ever increasing knowledge base, he regularly gives surgical seminars and functions as an expert witness and legal advisor for the purposes of investigating the neurologic and biomechanical foundations of adverse surgical outcomes and complex spinal and brain injuries.
Dr. Jensen was born and raised in Harlan, Iowa. He has long standing roots in the Southwest Iowa and Omaha area. His pursuits outside the professional setting include golf, powerboat racing, biking, sailing and ice hockey.