The importance of choosing the right hospital for surgery, advanced medical treatment and pain management cannot be overstated. Angie Kauffman, CEO of South Texas Spine and Surgical Hospital, discusses what sets the surgical hospital apart from others with its care for patients before, during and after surgery.

A legacy of caring

For 21 years, South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital has put the care of its patients first. As a physician-owned hospital, it focuses on an innovative, integrated and holistic approach. That begins with a plan for successful surgery followed by a comfortable hospital stay and rapid recovery.

Numerous awards year after year for patient safety and surgical procedures attest to the continuing care and expertise of the physicians and staff at STSSH. There are 17 physician partners and many other physicians who choose STSSH as their preferred surgical hospital because of the quality of care their patients receive.

“We are in the top 1% in the nation for quality care and patient safety,” said Kauffman. “Our physicians collaborate with us daily on ensuring we maintain high quality outcomes.”

The staff at STSSH is also part of what makes the hospital so unique. Many of the nurses and other staff members have been working there since the beginning.

“The physician owners truly care about the employees and are really invested in making sure that we are the employer of choice,” said Kauffman.

Services South Texas Spine and Surgical Hospital provides

Spine & Neurosurgery

Lumbar Laminectomy and Fusion

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Anterior Lumbar Inter-body Fusion

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression and Fusion

Posterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion

Minimally Invasive Cervical Decompression


Total hip replacement

Total knee replacement

Total shoulder replacement

Knee arthroscopy

Shoulder arthroscopy

ACL repair

Hand and upper extremity

Foot & Ankle:

Total ankle replacements

3-D bunion correction

Ankle reconstruction

Ankle arthroscopy

Fractures of the lower extremity



Loop recorders

Implant devices

Electrophysiology (EP) studies

Ear, Nose & Throat

Cochlear implants

BAHA placements

Ear tube placement



Pain management:

Pain injections

Implantation of pain control devices

Before, during and after

For orthopedic patients, South Texas Spine and Surgical Hospital has a program set in place for their total care before, during and after surgery. A designated Joint Navigator, who is a registered nurse, works with a patient in the preoperative stages to get them ready for surgery and follows them through the entire course into the postoperative stage. This ensures that the patient’s needs are met and that they have all the resources they need to have a successful outcome from their surgery.

New services offered

South Texas Spine and Surgical Hospital has recently added an electrophysiology lab to specialize on the electrical aspect of the heart for patients. This laboratory will work in tandem with the cardiology services offered by the hospital.

A culture of caring, longevity and expertise

When a decision must be made on where to have surgery, the logical choice is a place that puts patient care first with their medical and professional expertise. The longevity of 21 years serving patients before, during and after surgery is evidence of the kind of care all patients receive.

South Texas Spine and Surgical is located at 18600 N. Hardy Oak Blvd., San Antonio. Want to learn more? Call them at 210-507-4090 or visit their website

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