Visitor Information

Visiting Hours and Overnight Visitation

At South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital, we encourage the participation of visitors and family members as an important part of making your stay as comfortable as possible. We have all private rooms and allow visitors to wait in the room assigned during surgery. Our visitor hours include unrestricted visiting is from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, and after 10:00 PM one adult visitor over the age of 18 is allowed to stay in the room with the patient.

If one adult (over the age of 18) would like to stay with patient overnight, please let the nursing staff know. At anytime that the nursing staff feels the care of the patient is compromised, visitation will be limited. No children will be allowed to stay in the room unsupervised.

Visitors with infectious diseases, particularly upper respiratory infections, should not visit post-operative patients because of the risk of surgical wound infections. We can supply masks and other protective equipment for short visits. If your visitor does have symptoms of an infection, please consult the nurse for advice regarding visitation.

For the security of our patients and staff, the hospital’s public entrances are locked after 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday and all weekend. Visitors should be asked to use monitored entrance adjacent to the Emergency Room after that time.

For your protection, and that of your visitors, patient restrooms are for use by patients only. There are public restrooms throughout the hospital for visitors and staff.

Flowers and Gifts

Flowers and other gifts may be delivered directly to your room by visitors or may be at the hospital’s main reception desk (Or Emergency Room reception desk after 5:00pm.) We will gladly ensure that they are promptly delivered to patients in the surgical or post anesthesia recovery area. However, they can be held for you for delivery once you reach your inpatient room.

Why do I need to be at the hospital one hour before my surgery?

To ensure that we are fully prepared for your stay, we like to be thorough in our admissions process. Paperwork must be completed, and lab work may be required prior to surgery. Pre-op nurses conduct a patient assessment, and your physician and/or anesthesiologist will visit with your prior to your procedure.

Area Hotels

The following are a sample of hotels close to the facility. Some of the hotels do offer preferred rates if you mention this hospital.

Residence Inn by Marriott
1115 N. Loop 1604 East
(210) 490-1333

Drury Inn & Suite North
801 N. Loop 1604 East
(210) 404-1600

La Quinta Inn
18502 N. Hardy Oak Blvd.
(210) 497-0506

Home2 Suites
1807 North Loop 1604 East
(210) 497-4000

Home2 Suites by Hilton — If you or patients – “Ask about our Neighborhood Discounted Rate” they offer the facility a courtesy 15% off rate for bookings.

Best Western Hill Country Suites
18555 US Highway 281 North
(210) 490-9191

Homewood Suite by Hilton
125 N. Loop 1604 West
(210) 497-8200

Comfort Suites of Stone Oak
1754 N. Loop 1604 East
(210) 495-5557