Every year thousands of Americans experience back or neck pain ranging from minor to severe. We provide compassionate, skilled and comprehensive spine care. We believe in delivering thorough evaluations and detailed discussions to help you make informed decisions.

We consider less invasive techniques wherever applicable. When surgery is the best option we use cutting edge technology with highly qualified and experienced providers.

Our multidisciplinary approach provides a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic treatment options for all spine patients. These areas of treatment include:

  • Arthritis and/or degenerative conditions
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar disc herniations
  • Failed neck and back surgery
  • Fractures of the spine
  • Low back (lumbar) pain
  • Midback (thoracic) pain
  • Neck (cervical) pain
  • Sciatica/radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal instability
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Tumors

Robert Vande Guchte, MD


Lincoln Orthopaedic Center

Availability: 2nd and 4th Friday of the month

“Orthopaedic surgery to me, represents a truly dynamic specialty in the field of medicine; the opportunity to link the investigation and diagnosis of medical pathology with the restorative outcome of surgical management.”

Dr. Robert A. Vande Guchte is board certified in orthopaedic surgery.  He hails from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and joined Lincoln Orthopaedic Center, P.C. in November of 1997.  He is a graduate of the University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine. He completed his Orthopaedic residency at the University of Alberta and a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Calgary Sports Medicine Center. He has also completed a second fellowship in Spine Surgery at the University of British Columbia Spine Trauma and Disease Center.

Dr. Vande Guchte is on staff at all Lincoln hospitals, several surgery centers in Lincoln, and outlying community hospitals in Nebraska.  Dr. Vande Guchte serves as Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Lincoln Stars hockey team and the Lincoln Saltdogs baseball team.

Dr. Vande Guchte’s decision to choose medicine and ultimately orthopaedic surgery as a career path developed early in life; guided by his Christian faith to help his fellow man, and influenced by his father, a dedicated and caring family physician. His own widespread involvement in many sports fueled his interest in orthopaedic sports medicine and the desire for challenges led to his major interest in spine surgery. In his free time, his hobbies include golf, ice hockey, and skiing.

Contact: (402) 436-2000 

Shane Bloom, PA-C


Lincoln Orthopaedic Center 

B.S.- University of Nebraska at Kearney, 2016
MPAS- University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2020

Shane is from the small town of Wilber, NE. There he enjoyed competing in sports and working with his family practice physician assistant who volunteered as the team trainer. He attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney for his undergraduate program, majoring in Biology with a health science emphasis.

He attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha for his Master’s in Physician Assistant. He became board certified in December 2020 and worked in pulmonary and critical care medicine for a couple years before coming to Nebraska Orthopaedic Center, specializing in orthopaedic spine. 

In his free time, he and his wife, Tess, enjoy attending Stars hockey games, Husker football and volleyball games, and traveling. They are also avid Saint Louis Blues fans.