Dr. Adam Smith, MD

Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery •  Male • Age 41
  
Dr. Smith
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Rocky Mountain Brain and Spine Institute

9218 Kimmer Dr Ste 107 Lone Tree, CO 80124

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(303) 471-4690

Dr. Adam Smith, MD is a Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery Specialist in Lone Tree, CO and has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University medical school in 2005. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Porter Adventist Hospital and Rose Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Smith to book an appointment.


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Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acute Stroke Management
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Contusion
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Failed Back Surgery Revision
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Frameless Stereotactic Surgery
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hardware Removal
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus Surgery
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Surgery
  • Intracranial Tumor
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microneurovascular Surgery
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Non-Operative Spine Treatment
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shunts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Traumatic Spine Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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I've seen multiple surgeons about my back problem and Dr. Smith seems to be the only one truly offering minimally invasive. I'm excited to finally start feeling better. His bedside manner is excellent and he made me feel comfortable about my decision.
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Roberta – Jul 01, 2020
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I've seen Dr. Smith for years after my brain procedure. He's been nothing but professional and my surgery went great. No recurrence! Seen some negative reviews and I couldn't disagree more about his caring for me as his patient or his skill set. I went to him because my friend was one of his OR nurses who couldn't rave enough about his skill set. He's lived up to that reputation.
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Bob – Jun 24, 2020
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Perhaps doctor Smith demeanor it's not grade A however I would much more desire a back surgeon who puts all of his energy into the surgery. I had a lumbar Fusion and for two years I was bedridden however physical therapy has enabled. me to walk. My recent back surgeon review second opinion was that the back it's fine. I hope I get a chance to speak with Doctor Smith. Please don't look for warm fuzzys with Doctor Smith as he has been well trained at Rush University. Much rather, appreciate the fine work he does with the spine. Thank you very much for allowing me to review. My correct email is: Kathleenkatsman@gmail.com
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Kathleen Malouf Katsman – Jun 08, 2020
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THIS DR. IS ALL ABOUT HIMSELF, THE PATIENT IS SECONDARY. HE'S ARROGANT, RUDE, AND IRRESPONSIBLE. MY BACK STILL ISNT RIGHT AFTER GOING UNDER THE KNIFE WITH SMITH LAST SUMMER. HE'S ALSO A LIAR, & TOLD ME MY CT SCAN OF HIS FINISHED WORK, WAS ALL GOOD. I DIDN'T FEEL RIGHT ABOUT WHAT HE TOLD ME, SO GOT ANOTHER OPINION. I WAS RIGHT, THERE ARE A FEW THINGS THAT WENT WRONG WITH HIS SURGERY, AND I'M GOING TO BE DEALING WITH THIS PROBLEM FOR SOME TIME TO COME. ALL BECAUSE OF THE ARROGANT, IMMATURE, INEPT GUY WHO CALLS HIMSELF A DOCTOR! RUN, DONT WALK OUT OF HIS OFFICE!
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CJ – Mar 31, 2020
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Dr. Adam Smith fused my neck a few years ago, leaving me with an ugly scar down the back of my neck and a visible protruding bump between my shoulders. The surgery plus having to wear an Aspen Collar for 4 months 24/7, forced my head forward in a fused position, which throws me off balance. I can no longer stand straight. My only hope is to find another surgeon who can undo this mess. Not good.
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Feb 15, 2020
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Dr Smith and his staff were excellent I so thankful for such an awesome experience...
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Jamie Barcelon in Pueblo , CO – Nov 14, 2018
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Dr Smith fixed my back exactly the way he said he would. Minimal invasive surgery with minimal pain afterward. I am completely satisfied and would not hesitate to use him again should the need arise.
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J Ehlers – Jul 19, 2018
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I now have had two surgeries by Dr. Smith, and couldn't be happier. I highly recommend him and his staff.
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Scott Collins in PonchaSprings – Jun 19, 2018
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I had a consult and surgery with Dr Smith due to disc problems in my back. I would recommend anyone who asks me to Dr Smith due to my overall experience with him. VERY fast and very helpful with everything. I was in EXTREME pain and within a few days, I was up and about.
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Parker – Jun 13, 2018
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Dr. Adam Smith is the most arrogant doctor I have ever encountered and his staff is incompetent. His staff made two errors with the only two things they had to do, so I called his answering service. He was extremely rude,unprofessional and answers questions with a "probably" response. I cancelled my surgery three days before I was supposed to get it because I was not comfortable with him. His response was to try and cancel a stress test my cardiologist had ordered for me. Run, do not walk away.
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William Ennis in CO – Jun 05, 2018
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I'm not one to leave reviews, however I was very impressed with the office staff and Dr. Smith. I've seen a few surgeons and by far Dr. Smith seems most honest and knowledgeable. I'm not sure if I will need surgery or not, but I went into my appointment with Dr. Smith with many questions and left with everything answered. He spoke to me like a person and not just another potential surgery. Very pleased. His staff is friendly and funny.
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brittany in Denver, CO – Dec 16, 2017
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Dr. Smith did an excellent job on my lumbar spine, which was inflicted with severe stenosis, of three types, in six different places. The stenosis was so extensive it necessitated the the fusion of four vertebrae; I got home from the hospital yesterday and I can already feel the return of strength in my legs, which, my physical therapist had told, me were at 20 percent of their normal strength. The pain I was having is already gone. I look forward to a complete recovery in the weeks ahead.
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Michael Kane in Lakewood – Oct 26, 2017
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Dr. Smith was extremely knowledgeable about Chiari, and ordered additional testing on my teenage daughter. The new tests showed she isn't a candidate for surgery at this time, so he encouraged her to be a teenager, live her life and have fun. If her symptoms get worse, we will re-evaluate. I appreciate that he didn't dismiss her since she's not a candidate for surgery yet, or push to have surgery before it's necessary.
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Littleton, CO – Apr 25, 2017
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Sought a surgeon offering minimally invasive surgery. I was impressed at the friendliness of his staff and ease in scheduling surgery. I'm a few months out and couldn't be happier with the results. Small incisions and I'm pain free. I have no reservations in recommending Dr. Smith to anyone.
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Denver, CO – Mar 23, 2017
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I was referred to this doctor by my pcp for chronic back pain. I was given 2 epidural nerve blocks... just enough to have a taste of how magnificent life could be without crippling pain (I am disabled)... Then his services just stopped.... If you're looking for arrogance, he & his office are perfect....
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If I could take stars away I would!! This neurologist nearly killed my brother because of his ego!! He would not consult or allow another neurologist to see him!! I wouldn't allow him anywhere near your family.
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Adriana in Littleton, CO – Nov 28, 2016
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Dr. Smith likes to make sure he is still in his evaluation and I tell you everything he hopes to do to help you feel better
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Katie in D Denver Colorado – Nov 09, 2016
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He is the best!!! I had facial spasms for 5 years, I was prescribed too many and different medications, nothing worked. Neither botox. I was desperated and depressed, until I decided to get surgery. Dr Smith gave me confidence and faith. Recovery was quick, without complications or side effects. Dr. Smith changed mi life. Virginia Verduzco
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Care Philosophy

My mission is to provide comprehensive, patient-focused care of disorders of the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves through integrity, skill, and compassion.

Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Brain Aneurysms
  • Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Tumor Pathology
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Board Certifications

Education

Rush University Medical Center Program
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Rush University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2006
Rush University Medic
Internship Hospital
2005
Rush Medical College Of Rush University
Medical School
2001
University Of Illinois
Undergraduate School

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Rocky Mountain Brain and Spine Institute

Rocky Mountain Brain and Spine Institute9218 Kimmer Dr Ste 107 Lone Tree, CO 80124
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Porter Adventist Hospital

Denver, CO

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Rose Medical Center

Denver, CO

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

Sky Ridge Medical Center

Lone Tree, CO

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Swedish Medical Center

Englewood, CO

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)