Laser Spine Institute’s St. Louis surgery center is located in the historic Creve Coeur neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri. While the surrounding city is known for its old-world charm, our surgery center is equipped with the newest and most innovative technologies for minimally invasive spinal care.
Within our 24,646-square-foot surgery center, we’ve created separate areas for each aspect of patient care, while keeping everything under one roof for our patients’ convenience. Our streamlined experience eliminates hospital-associated costs and helps patients get back to their lives faster.
Inside our St. Louis surgery center, you’ll find:
Designated Waiting Areas
The waiting lobby in our St. Louis surgery center is staffed by several friendly employees, who will greet you with a smile, direct you to the appropriate areas of our facility, and answer any questions you might have. In our center you will be introduced to your Laser Spine Institute Care Team, which includes our Customer Care Representative, Spine Care Consultant, Spine Care Coordinator, Medical Care Screener, and Spine Care Scheduler.
Ten Clinic Exam Rooms
Our St. Louis surgery center has 10 private exam rooms, where you’ll be able to consult with our staff about your condition and your procedure. Our exam rooms are where you will have your initial consultation and all necessary pre- and postoperative appointments during your time at our facility. Care Partners are welcome to accompany you in these rooms while you review your MRI with the physician or receive your physical exam.
A Patient Café
More than 60,000 of patients travel from out of state, so it’s important to us that you and your Care Partners feel like our surgery center is a home away from home. While you’re here, you and your Care Partners can make use of our fully equipped patient café, which is outfitted with flat-screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, and catered breakfast and lunch. We like to think of it as an oasis where you can relax and unwind between appointments.
A Diagnostic Imaging Suite
Here, we keep all of our diagnostic and testing equipment, including an MRI and X-ray. You’ll come here when you need updated imaging or examinations before your surgery.
Our preoperative area is where you’ll spend the morning of your surgery. Here, you’ll meet with your surgeon and your anesthesiologist, and you’ll go over all of the details of our procedure before going to the operating room. If you have any additional questions, your surgeon can answer them at this time.
Three Class C Operating Rooms
Our St. Louis surgery center has three state-of-the-art Class C operating rooms, which are prepared with all of the equipment your surgical team will need to perform your procedure. All of our surgeons specialize exclusively in our minimally invasive procedures and perform more minimally invasive, outpatient procedures each month than any other spine surgery provider in the world.
Our postoperative area is where you’ll spend the first 60 to 90 minutes after your procedure. Our staff will monitor your vital signs to ensure that your immediate recovery is going as planned, and you’ll also receive your instructions for ongoing recuperation. Once you receive medical clearance and all your postoperative care instructions from your nurse, you and your Care Partner are free to return home or to your hotel room for rest and relaxation.
Following your procedure and recovery, feel free to contact your Laser Spine Institute Care Team at any time with any questions or concerns. Our Patient Services Department will follow up with you to ensure comfort, satisfaction and surgical success at one, two, six and 12 weeks post-surgery. We believe our patient-centered care is what makes Laser Spine Institute the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery.