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Clinical Leadership Team

Carrie Spencer, RN, BSN
Surgical Services Director

Surgical Services

Surgical Services is composed of the following areas:

  • Operating Room (O.R.)
  • Sterile Processing (S.P.D.)
  • Radiology
  • Surgery Scheduling

The Hospitals Surgical Services consists of:

  • 6 operating room suites
  • 2 treatment Rooms
  • Newly updated Sterile Processing department
  • Imaging capabilities for OR, Pain Management, post operative care and Pre-Admission Testing

Surgery Scheduling:

The Surgery Scheduling department runs from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday with an hour break for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Surgery Scheduler is available at 210-507-4141, and for immediate assistance during breaks or after hours, the Operating Room Manager is available at 210-507-4150.

Sterile Processing:

Comprised of 5 sterile processing technicians who are responsible for cleaning, decontaminating, processing, sterilizing, assembling, testing and managing the instruments and equipment needed in surgery. Sterile processing department staff
plays a large role in helping prevent healthcare-associated infections.


Full time licensed radiology technicians provide radiological support for the operating room, pre-admission testing, post anesthesia care unit and inpatient unit. Six c-arms, two portable x-ray machines, and one diagnostic x-ray machine

Operating Room:

  • Six operating rooms that run from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
  • After-hours and weekend emergency on-call staff available 24/7.
  • Tenured staff including Registered Nurse Circulators, Certified Surgical Technologists, Anesthesia Techs, and OR orderlies.
  • Highly trained staff who are experts in the field of orthopedic and spine surgery.

Surgical procedures include but are not limited to:

  • Knee Replacement (traditional and tissue sparing/minimally invasive approach)
  • Hip Replacement (traditional and direct anterior tissue sparing approach)
  • Sports medicine
  • Hand and upper extremity surgery
  • Foot, ankle and lower extremity surgery
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Spine Fusion (cervical, thoracic, and lumbar)
  • Spinal cord stimulator placement
  • Pain pump placement
  • Pain management including epidural steroid injections, nerve root block, and radiofrequency ablation.