Pre-Admission Testing and Registration
South Texas Spine & 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
Sign up now for your Pre-Op joint class with our in house Orthopaedic Nurse Navigator.
About this Event
Our mission is to improve the health and quality of life for our patients. To do this you as a patient play a very big part in your care team. So, it is very important you are informed and ready to reach your goals.
We encourage you to bring a family member or friends. Someone that will support you through your recovery so that they will have a better understanding of your needs.
If you are a distance learner please feel free to contact me at 210-253-6727 to make arrangements for education.