Steven Gogela, M.D.

Name: Steven Gogela, M.D.
Department: Neurosurgery
Specialties: Neurosurgery: Disorders of the Brain, Spine, and Peripheral Nerves
Practice: Neurological and Spinal Surgery
Norfolk, Nebraska
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About the Provider

Dr. Gogela is a Board Certified neurosurgeon with a practice located in Lincoln, NE. He also has outreach clinics in Columbus and York. Dr. Gogela specializes in surgery of the entire spine (tumors, deformity, decompression, degenerative disorders, instability, fusions, artificial disc replacement, SI fusions, spinal cord stimulators), brain (tumors, vascular malformations, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, hemorrhage, trauma, decompression of cranial nerves), and peripheral nerves (carpal and cubital tunnel and peroneal nerve decompressions). He has been the Chair of the Department of Surgery at Bryan Hospital in Lincoln, NE, since April 2020.


  • Undergraduate:
    Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
  • Medical School:
    University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE
  • Residency:
    University of Cincinnati Department of Neurosurgery, Cincinnati, OH
  • Board Certification:
    American Board of Neurological Surgery


Dr. Gogela was born in Beatrice. He and his wife Kate, a pediatrician, have three sons and a daughter and were raised in Lincoln. They moved back to Lincoln after residency training. Dr. Gogela is an avid sports enthusiast and long-distance runner whose hobbies now entail "whatever [his] kids want to do."