Dr. Adam Smith, MD

Dr. Adam Smith, MD

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Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery  |  
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38 y/o
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Dr. Adam Smith, MD is a minimally invasive neurological spine surgery doctor who practices in Lone Tree, CO. He is 38 years old and has been practicing for 12 years.

Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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Spondylosis
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more than 95% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 90% of peers
Herniated Disc
high
more than 88% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "My mission is to provide comprehensive, patient-focused care of disorders of the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves through integrity, skill, and compassion."
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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

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
138

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Confusion
  • Contusion
  • Cranial Nerve Disorders
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Tumor
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Traumatic Spine Disease
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Stroke Management
  • Aneurysm Clipping
  • Aneurysm Surgery
  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Carotid Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrovascular Surgery
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Complex Spinal Instrumentation Procedure
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc surgery
  • 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
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Failed Back Surgery Revision
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Frameless Stereotactic Surgery
  • Hardware Removal
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus Surgery
  • Intracranial Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microneurovascular Surgery
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Non-Operative Spine Treatment
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shunts
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Illinois
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Rush Medical College Of Rush University
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Rush University Medic
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Rush University Medical Center Program
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Sky Ridge Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
4.0
based on 48 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Smith's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Lakewood |
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.
Littleton, CO |
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.
Denver, CO |
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.
Littleton, CO |
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....
Our office always attempts to provide conservative pain management options first. When a patient improves, as seemingly occurred in this instance, we often would not recommend surgery. However if the pain recurs, then we would encourage this patient or any other to come see us again to discuss pain management options. Of course not every patient is a candidate for surgery.
in Littleton, CO |
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.
in D Denver Colorado |
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
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Smith accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana

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Hospitals where Dr. Smith has admitting privileges

Sky Ridge Medical Center
10101 Ridgegate Pkwy
Lone Tree, CO 80124
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Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
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Porter Adventist Hospital
2525 S Downing St
Denver, CO 80210
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