Dr. Arya Shamie, MD

Dr. Arya Shamie, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 49
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Dr. Arya Shamie, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine in 1994 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.

1131 Wilshire Blvd Ste 100

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Contact Information

(310) 440-2999

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Shamie's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shamie treats Back Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Shamie treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shamie treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Shamie treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shamie treats Spine Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Shamie treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Shamie's conditions and procedures:

Achilles Tendinitis
Aneurysm
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Arthritis of the Neck
Arthritis of the Spine
Ataxia
Autoimmune Diseases
Back Pain
Baker’s Cyst
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Brain Disorders
Broken Neck
Bursitis
Cancer
Cauda Equina Syndrome
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cervical Disc Replacement
Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Cervical Spine Reconstruction
Cervical Spine Surgery
Chondrocalcinosis
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Disc Replacement
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
Ear Disorders
Elbow Bursitis
Elbow Injuries
Endoscopic Thoracic Spine Surgery
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
Epilepsy
Femur Fracture
Foot Conditions
Fracture
Gait Abnormality
Head and Neck Conditions
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Limb Cramp
Limb Pain
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Lupus
Microdiscectomy
Microsurgical Procedure
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Myelopathy
Neck Pain
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Neuroplasty
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Osteosarcoma
Pathological Spine Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Block
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sacroiliac Joint Injection
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sjögren's Syndrome
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Infections
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spine Surgery
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Trigger Finger
Trigger Point Injection
Vascular Disease
Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

We believe every patient has a unique diagnosis and need. We individualize our care for every patient...and stress the fact that surgery is considered only when all non-surgical options have been exhausted. We pride ourselves in taking care of all pa...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2001
University of California At Los Angeles
Fellowship Hospital
2000
SF Marys MC
Residency Hospital
1996
UCLA Bone Research Lab
1995
University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1994
Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
Medical School
1990
University of California At Irvine / California College of Medicine & Surgery
Undergraduate School
2001
2000
1996
1995
1994
1990

Languages

  • Persian
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Shamie's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shamie

4.2

Based on 41 reviews

5 Stars
78.04878048780488%
(32)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
2.4390243902439024%
(1)
2 Stars
4.878048780487805%
(2)
1 Star
14.634146341463415%
(6)

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Dr. Shamie preformed a successful discectomy/laminectomy on my L4 herniated disc in October. I am pain free for the first time in over two years. Recovery has not been much of an issue and I am slowly but surely returning to the life I knew before my disc went bad in 2016. To say that he helped me...Read More
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I have seen five plus surgeons, even paid out of pocket to a great spine surgeon who referred me highly recommend to Dr. Shamie. His demeanor was cordial although he didn't go over my MRI said he read it and it didn't match my symptoms telling me to go to a hand specialist. I have severe spinal...Read More
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You found the right Doctor for your back pain! Dr. Shamie diagnosed my back pain and performed a Laminectomy/Lumbar Decompression which changed my life. I was having trouble sleeping at night and performing my normal duties at work. The post-op recovery wasn't as bad as I thought. With each passing...Read More
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I have had experiences with Dr. Shamie related to both me and my wife. He stands alone as far as competence, demeanor, and ease of communication. You couldn't find anyone better whatever the problem.
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My husband fractured his spine and has seen many doctors all of which either sent him home with meds or wanted to do crazy invasive procedures. Dr. Shamie very personable & patient when he explained the procedure needed. Due to my husbands pain, he expedited my husbands surgery. My husband went...Read More
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Large Group PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

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