Dr. Adam Smith, MD

Dr. Adam Smith, MD

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Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery  ·  
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39 y/o
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Dr. Adam Smith, MD is a minimally invasive neurological spine surgery specialist in Lone Tree, CO and has been practicing for 7 years. He specializes in minimally invasive neurological spine surgery, neurosurgery, and more.

Rocky Mountain Brain and Spine Institute

9218 Kimmer Dr Ste 107

Lone Tree, CO 80124
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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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Top Care Areas

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Spondylosis
very high
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."

8  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

1  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 and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • 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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89  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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Dr. Smith's Reviews

4.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
54 total reviews (12 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (54)

  • 5
    (39)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (12)

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

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

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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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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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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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...more
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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...more
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