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North American Spine is proud to provide a high quality experience for every patient. Each of our locations provides a variety of attractions, shopping opportunities and fine dining experiences – allowing you to turn your procedure into an enjoyable, and potentially life-changing trip.

Experience the fourth-largest city in America! Whether you take a stroll through the beautiful Memorial Park or spend the day exploring the Museum District or head down to Space Center Houston. There’s always something to do in this Southern hospitality meets urban chic city.

Facility Information

Hospital for Surgical Excellence at OakBend

1211 Highway 6, Suite 70
Sugar Land, TX 77478

The Hospital for Surgical Excellence at OakBend is the newest facility in OakBend Medical Center’s portfolio, which opened its doors in November 2013. All patients will experience quality healthcare from the professional staff and highly trained physicians.

River Oaks Surgical Center

4120 SW Freeway, Suite 100
Houston, TX 77027

River Oaks Surgical Center is conveniently located near the River Oaks area of Houston, TX and features five operating rooms along with two procedure rooms. The facility was designed with the patients highest quality of care in mind, which is the reason why top physicians choose River Oaks Surgical Center for their patients.

Victory Medical Center

2001 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004

For most of us, the need for medical care is a reality and necessity of modern life. What distinguishes Victory Medical Centers from other hospitals is an almost unheard of dedication to excellence on a patient-by-patient basis. Health of mind, body, and spirit has received thoughtful consideration. The result … plush, all-private, oversized patient suites, gourmet food, 1:1 nurse to patient ratio, and a facility with first-class feel that relaxes and soothes.

Victory Medical Centers are part of a growing network of specialized surgical hospitals throughout Texas. Our modern, comfortable hospitals include oversized surgical suites, special procedure rooms, and private inpatient suites. Each suite features complimentary wi-fi Internet, a flat-screen television, made-to-order gourmet meals, and ample room for family and other visitors.


Accommodations

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Drury Inn at Sugar Landaccommodations-special-pricing-icon

13770 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Experience quality service and amenities at the Drury Inn at Sugar Land. The hotel offers its guests complimentary hot breakfast, light dinner, wireless internet and so much more. Shuttle service is available.

Magnolia Hotel

1100 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002

Rated “One of the top 100 new hotels in the world” by Conde Nast Traveler, the Magnolia is a luxe oasis in the heart of downtown Houston. Guests enjoy many complimentary perks, including breakfast service, an evening reception with domestic beer, house wine and soft drinks, evening cookies and milk, town car transportation to downtown locales, high-speed wireless Internet, and access to a rooftop pool and fitness center. The Magnolia Lounge serves contemporary American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and in-room dining. Well-appointed guest rooms and suites are adorned in soft muted colors, “to die for” bedding, and velvet draperies. Each is outfitted with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet and thoughtful amenities to make your stay exceptional.

Hotel ZaZa

5701 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

Nestled in Houston’s Museum District, this beautifully restored 1926 Georgian-style landmark has been transformed into a vibrant five-star boutique hotel that offers easy access to Victory Medical Center. With stunning décor, attentive service and thoughtful amenities, Hotel ZaZa thoroughly pampers guests. Guestrooms and suites feature luxurious fabrics and fine marble and stone to create an upscale retreat designed for relaxing. Upgraded amenities include complimentary wi-fi Internet, plush robes, C.O. Bigelow bath products, daily coffee service, a mini refrigerator with gourmet snacks and beverages, and more. Executive Chef Jonathan Jones inspires breakfast, lunch and dinner fare in Monarch Restaurant’s chic indoor dining room, or al fresco with views of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Mecom Fountain. The upscale ZaSpa offers an array of soothing massage and spa treatments—along with a revitalizing oxygen lounge—to nurture your body and mind.

Hilton Houston Plaza Medical Center

6633 Travis Street
Houston, TX 77030

Ideally located on the doorstep of Rice University and the quiet, tree-lined streets of Rice Village, the Hilton offers easy access to world-class shopping, arts and entertainment—with complimentary shuttle service around the medical center complex and surrounding areas. Spacious guestrooms, studios and suites feature stylish décor and thoughtful amenities designed to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Each guest room includes a 42-inch flat-screen television, MP3 connection, and luxurious items from the signature Hilton Serenity Collection—including the exclusive Suite Dreams bed and soothing Serenity Bath amenities. The onsite Garden Court restaurant serves a variety of fresh hot and cold favorites at breakfast, while the dinner menus offer classic Texas favorites, international dishes, and heart-healthy options.

Embassy Suites Houston – Downtown

1515 Dallas Street
Houston, TX 77010

Overlooking Discovery Green Park, Embassy Suites is only steps away from the city’s exciting sports venues. Take in an Astros game at Minute Maid Park, watch the Houston Rockets put on the full-court press at Toyota Center, or the Dynamos kick their competition to the curb at the BBVA Compass Stadium. Or maybe you need a little retail therapy. The Park Shops at Houston Center are nearby, too. Spacious two-room suites feature a separate living area and private bedroom outfitted with all the creature comforts of home—including two flat screen high-definition televisions, an MP3 connection and wi-fi access. Start the day with a complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfast. At the end of the day, enjoy a relaxing beverage during our complimentary evening reception. Unwind anytime in the fully equipped 24-hour fitness center or take a dip in the heated outdoor pool. A complimentary hotel shuttle service provides convenient transportation to area attractions.


Dining

Oxheart

1302 Nance Street
Houston, Texas 77002

Located in the Eerie City Iron Works building in Houston’s historic Warehouse District, the beautifully casual Oxheart is at the top of many “Best Restaurants in Houston” lists—including four stars from the Houston Chronicle. After tony culinary gigs in New York, California and Europe, native Houstonians chef Justin Yu and his wife, baker Karen Man, returned home to gather Texas’ best ingredients and prepare them in creative new ways. Peter Wells, food critic for The New York Times, recently credited Oxheart with helping make Houston one of the country’s most exciting places to eat. “Every course of my meal showed an instinct for the delicious that is rare in any city,” Wells wrote.

Underbelly

1100 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006

Long-time Houston resident and chef Chris Shepherd describes the city as “the most secretive and dynamic culinary destination in the country.” Through his restaurant, Shepherd is telling its story—a century-long history as a bustling port city; its Creole roots; its Southern charm; and the growing ethnic influences that are making Houston one of the most exciting culinary scenes in the nation. His passion is being rewarded with throngs of foodies and high praise from Peter Wells, the food critic for The New York Times, who wrote, “He has an absolute winner in his Korean braised goat with dumplings,” and, “I was wild about Underbelly’s Vietnamese-style pork meatballs, too, in a brown gravy flecked with cilantro leaves.” Enjoy a tasty history lesson Monday through Saturday.

Uchi

904 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006

Before he opened Uchi, chef and owner Tyson Cole trained under sushi masters in Tokyo and News York. Today, his mastery of contemporary Japanese cuisine has earned an ardent following for the simple, yet innovative way he combines seasonal ingredients. Fresh seafood is flown in daily from the Fukuoka and Tsukiji markets in Japan. Imaginative signature dishes such as Sugi Gama—a parchment origami package of cobia steamed with black tree and oyster mushrooms, Thai chile, golden raisin and kumquat—and baby yellowtail with ponzu, Thai chiles and orange slices have earned rave reviews from food critics and top spots on local and national “best lists”—including GQ’s “The 12 Best Restaurants of 2013.”

Hubcap Grill

1111 Prairie Street
Houston, TX 77002

You’ll find Houston’s best burgers at the Hubcap Grill. In fact, they may just be the best burgers in America according to Travel + Leisure Magazine. Owner and chef Ricky Craig’s hand-formed, never-frozen, 100 percent chuck patties are juicy, flavorful and seared to perfection. Sandwiched into a house-baked bun, it’s not just a burger, it’s a little bite of heaven. You can nosh on a classic burger, or try one of Craig’s specialty burgers that include the Cheesy Cheeto-Burger, Greek Burger, Muffaletta Burger, Frito Pie Burger, Texas BBQ Burger, and Philly Cheese Steak Burger. Home-made fresh-cut fries are the perfect accompaniment.

Hugo’s

1600 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77006

Chef Ortega Hugo celebrates the exciting and earthy Mexican flavors of his homeland at this restaurant in the popular Montrose area. The soul of Mexican cuisine is reflected in his inspired interpretations of authentic Mexican dishes—earning him national praise and a 2012 James Beard nomination for Best Chef Southwest. From classic oxtail soup and fresh seafood cocktails, to melt-in-your mouth mole-daubed shanks and an appetizing collection of tamales, tacos and taquitos—it’s no secret why Hugo’s has been a beloved Houston institution for 10 years now. Inspired wine pairings, signature margaritas, and an unrivaled Saturday and Sunday brunch make this a must-visit destination.


Area Attractions

Houston Museum of Natural Science

5555 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030

The Houston Museum of Natural Science houses the Burke Baker Planetarium, Wortham IMAX Theatre, Cockrell Butterfly Center, and over a dozen permanent exhibit areas that examine astronomy, space science, Native Americans, paleontology, energy, chemistry, gems and minerals, seashells, Texas wildlife and more. The new $85 million, 30,000-square-foot hall of paleontology is a dramatic exhibit that shows predators and prey in action—chasing, eating, and escaping as they struggle for life. Visitors can enjoy a “prehistoric safari” that showcases the grand saga of human evolution—from tree-climbing australopithecines to courageous mammoth hunters.

Hermann Park

6201 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030

Located in the heart of Houston, Hermann Park is one of Houston’s most popular and historically significant public green spaces and offers a variety of fun activities. Tucked inside the 445-acre park is the 55-acre Houston Zoo, the Houston Museum of Natural History, the 18-hole municipal Hermann Park Golf Course, the Miller Outdoor Theater, a serene Japanese Garden, and the Hermann Park Jogging Trail and Marvin Taylor Exercise Trail, beautifully shaded by mature Live Oak trees. The eight-acre McGovern Lake is great for catch-and-release fishing and paddle boating.

The Galleria

6001 Fannin Street (Corner of Westheimer Road and Post Oak Blvd.)
Houston, TX 77030

When you crave a little retail therapy, you can’t go wrong with the Galleria—Texas’ largest shopping center. Modeled after the revered Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan, the Galleria is anchored by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and two Macy’s! High-fashion favorites include Tiffany & Co., Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren, Fendi, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Chanel, Prada, Miu Miu and Cartier. Younger shoppers adore fashion-forward collections found at Juicy Couture and Abercrombie & Fitch, and the casual must-haves from J. Crew, Gap, and Banana Republic. Galleria shoppers will find the latest trends for home and lifestyle from Apple, Sony, Sephora, and Zara. The Galleria also has more than 30 dining options ranging from fine dining at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse and Oceanaire Seafood Room, to casual favorites such as The Cheesecake Factory, Rain Forest Cafe, and Kona Grill. Visitors can also enjoy a full-size ice rink, a state-of-the-art children’s play area, two swimming pools, a video arcade, three full-service national and international banks, and 12 hair salons.

Minute Maid Park

501 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77002

Home of the Houston Astros, this iconic ballpark is a jewel in the crown of the majestic downtown Houston skyline. Located at historic Union Station, fans enter the stadium through the refurbished landmark train station. Classic architecture and a natural grass playing field mimics the storied ambiance of the great ballparks of baseball’s Golden Age. But the vintage-inspired park boasts state-of-the-art technology designed to dazzle visitors. Overhead, a replica locomotive runs on a track above left field. A retractable roof allow fans to enjoy games under blue skies, while 50,000 square feet of glass in the west wall offers a dramatic view of the Houston skyline even when the roof is closed. Seats along the right field and left field lines are five feet from the line—offering a thrilling, up-close view of all the action.

Children’s Museum of Houston

1500 Binz Street
Houston, TX 77004

Bring the kids or grandkids to this fun-filled center named “America’s Number One Children’s Museum” by Parents magazine. Housed in a whimsical building designed by internationally acclaimed architect Robert Venturi, the Children’s Museum of Houston offers exhibits bursting with activities designed to engage kids in the ultimate learning experience. Children can explore 14 galleries that investigate math, science, literacy, health, engineering, culture, and social studies in creative ways—including the Building Zone, Cyberchase, Eco Station, Kidtropolis, How Does It Work?, Newton Know-How, the Think Tank, and many others.


Arts & Culture

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1001 Bissonnet
Houston, TX 77005

As one of the largest art museums in the United States, this dynamic cultural complex is composed of two gallery buildings, a sculpture garden, visitor’s center, library, movie theater, gift shop, café, two art schools and two house museums. The museum houses more than 65,000 works of art created by cultures across the globe. Frommer’s calls it “by far the best and biggest public art museum in Texas.” Renaissance and 18th-century art are well represented, along with a significant collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist works. The museum’s permanent collections also include Asian, Pre-Columbian, Oceanic and African art, and an impressive collection of modernist paintings, prints and sculpture. The Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden displays 19th- and 20th-century sculptures by Rodin, Matisse, Giacometti, and Stella. Admission is free on Thursdays.

Houston Symphony

615 Louisiana Street #102
Houston, TX 77002

A century old, the Houston Symphony is one of America’s oldest performing arts organizations, with a distinguished history that dates back to 1913. Despite wars, depressions and oil busts, the symphony has survived and flourished because of strong public support. Under the guidance of distinguished maestros including Hans Graf and Andrés Orozco Estrada, the Houston Symphony is widely acclaimed as one of the top orchestras in the world. Each year it performs nearly 170 concerts for more than 350,000 Houstonians and visitors at its home concert hall, the Jesse H. Jones Hall for Performing Arts in downtown Houston, and at the Miller Outdoor Theatre.

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

5216 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006

The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is a non-collecting institution dedicated to presenting the best and most exciting international, national, and regional art of the last 40 years. Founded in 1948, the Museum champions new art and its role in modern life through exhibitions, lectures, original publications, educational programs, and events. The museum occupies the famous “stainless steel building” in the heart of the Houston Museum District. This highly recognizable building was designed for the museum by award-winning architect Gunnar Birkerts.

Houston Ballet

Wortham Theater Center
500 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002

Acclaimed by The New York Times as “one of the best ballet companies in the nation,” with a company of 55 talented dancers (many of them homegrown at the ballet’s Center for Dance), and an endowment of nearly $54 million, it is also one of the best supported companies in America. A new state-of-the-art performance space—the Wortham Theater Center—was built specifically for the ballet and is the largest professional dance facility in the United States. Under the artistic direction of Stanton Welch, the ballet performs a sophisticated repertoire of classics and perennial favorites such as Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, along with original and new works.

Houston Grand Opera

Wortham Theater Center
500 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002

In addition to stellar performances of classic operas such as Aida, Rigoletto and Carmen, this internationally renowned opera company is engaging new audiences through innovative original works such as “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” (“To Cross the Face of the Moon”). Billed as the first mariachi opera, it chronicles the story of three generations of a Mexican family in the United States. To date, more than a dozen works have been created to tell the stories of real people and experiences in the city—including “The Refuge,” that portrays immigrants who have settled in Houston. And soon, the opera will present another original work based on the stories of Iraq War veterans returning to Houston. See this world-renowned opera company live, October through May at the Wortham Theater Center.


Sports

Houston Texans Football Team

Reliant Stadium
2 Reliant Parkway
Houston, TX 77054

Nobody in Houston can think of the Texans without first thinking about the Houston Oilers and powerhouse players like Earl Campbell and Dan Pastorini, or the team’s fierce rivalry with the Pittsburg Steelers. When the team abruptly pulled up stakes in 1997 only to reappear in Tennessee, the city immediately got to work trying to field a new NFL team. In 2002, Houston’s die-hard football fans found their passion renewed with the Texans. Like all expansion teams, the Texans struggled during their early seasons. But their competitiveness grows each year, and the general perception is that championships are on the not-too-distant horizon. Always keen on a good marketing ploy, the NFL has placed the Texans in the same division as the unfaithful Oilers—now dubbed the Tennessee Titans—to fuel a rivalry between the two that matches the intensity once focused on the Steelers. With current stars like quarterback Matt Schaub and running back Arian Foster, it is an exciting time to watch the Texans go toe-to-toe with their foes at Reliant Stadium.

Houston Astros

Minute Maid Park
501 Crawford Street
Houston, TX 77002

The Houston Astros have captured public attention as much for their inventive use of technology and showmanship as they have for their baseball skills. When the team, then known as the Colt .45s, moved out of the oppressive Texas heat into the Astrodome—an enclosed stadium referred to as the “eighth wonder of the world”—the nation took note. While fans could watch the renamed “Astros” in air-conditioned comfort, grass wouldn’t grow under the dome. Because necessity is the mother of invention, the industrious city created an artificial grass for the field dubbed “Astroturf.” Soon Astros games were a “must see” attraction. Although championship success has eluded the Astros, the world has embraced its sports domes, artificial turf, and introduction of “sports as entertainment.” And they’ve had their fair share of stellar players over the years, including pitching phenom Nolan Ryan. Today, Astros fans are optimistic. With a recent move to the American League and an enthusiastic new owner, Jim Crane, fans are hoping that the glory days of the late 1990s to 2005 will come again. Of course, it’s worth it to see the Astros play in the magnificent Minute Maid Park with a retractable roof and real grass.

Houston Rockets Basketball Team

Toyota Center
1510 Polk Street
Houston, TX 77002

Over the years, the Houston Rockets have had some stellar players—Dwight Howard, Moses Malone, and Yao Ming, to name a few. Some of their best players, like Elvin Hayes, have been homegrown at the University of Houston. But when a pair of phenom players from the university’s “phi slamma jamma” dynasty were reunited by the Rockets in the 90’s, it reinvigorated the team in a big way. When Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler stepped out on the court together again, it was something akin to a Beatles reunion. The former college teammates finished what they started a decade earlier by bringing home two back-to-back NBA championships in 1994 and 1995. While the Rockets haven’t had a taste of that kind of glory since, hopes are high that coach and former Boston Celtics legend Kevin McHale will get the job done. Under coach McHale, the Rockets are one of the highest scoring offenses in the NBA. And with the recent acquisition of super-star Dwight Howard teaming up with James Harden, the Rockets could be poised to go all the way. See them put on the full-court press at the Toyota Center.