Pre-Admission Testing and Registration
South Texas Spine and Surgical Hospital encourages you to get Pre-Admission Testing 2-10 days BEFORE your surgery. Your physician will order specific tests based on the procedure, your age, and your medical condition. These tests usually include blood test, urine test, EKG and/or chest X-ray.
During this appointment, we will pre-register you for surgery. We will also give you specific educational information so you know what to expect during surgery and recovery. Your visit will take approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.
In order to make your Pre-Admission Testing more efficient, please bring the following:
- Insurance information, including your insurance card and a valid identification.
- Form of payment to cover any co-pays and/or deductibles.
- Lab and/or X-ray results if done recently at another facility.
- A list of all home medications & supplements your currently take. (Include medication name, strength, how often you take it, and why you take it.
Pre-Admission Testing Hours
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm