Our mission is to create a safe physical environment prior to, during, and following a surgical procedure. To minimize stress and anxiety by maintaining an atmosphere of compassion and understanding. To accommodate the needs and requests of our patients and physicians by operating with a high level of efficiency. 

Our vision is to become a world class Ambulatory Surgery Center that is the premier choice for patients and surgeons for outpatient surgical services. 

Southside Specialty Surgical Center is proudly accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the state. 

Welcome to Southside Surgical Center

Our Goals

  • Service: We strive to anticipate and meet the needs of our patients, physicians and co-workers.
  • Patient First: We strive to deliver the best to every patient every day. The patient is the first priority in everything we do.
  • Integrity: We communicate openly and honestly, build trust and conduct ourselves according to the highest ethical standards.
  • Respect: We treat each individual, those we serve and those with whom we work, with the highest professionalism and dignity.
  • Innovation: We embrace change and work to improve all we do in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Teamwork: System effectiveness is built on collectivestrength and cultural diversity of everyone, working with open communication and mutual respect.
  • To constantly promote and improve the knowledge and skills of our Team Members as a means of meeting technical and scientific progress in the delivery of health care and to be aware of new research, products, and ideas which may modify and improve current activities and procedures.

Meet Our Doctors

Gabriel Lopez, M.D.

Dr. Gabriel Lopez was born and raised in Houston, Texas.  He graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M University, College Station with a Bachelor of Arts in 1996.  He received his M.D. from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston in 2000.  He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Loma Linda University Medical School in California in 2004.  He then completed a Pain Medicine Fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2005.  Dr. Lopez is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in Pain Medicine.

Dr. Lopez is a member of numerous professional medical societies including the Texas Medical Association, Texas Pain Society and the Nueces County Medical Society. Dr. Lopez is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Dr. Lopez has a special interest in Spinal Cord Stimulation, and Ultrasound guided procedures for pain.  Dr. Lopez has helped co-author a paper in the Journal of Neurosurgical Review titled, “Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression for Spinal Stenosis.”

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