Dr. Arya Shamie, MD

Dr. Arya Shamie, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 48
(38)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Arya Shamie, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 17 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

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Shamie performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shamie "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 patients...one patient at a time. We believe in the three A's of success: Ability, Affability and Availability. We strive to provide the best care we can provide for each and every one of our patients."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epilepsy
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Procedures

  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shamie has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Persian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shamie's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shamie to family and friends
4.2
based on 38 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (38)

  • 5
    (30)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Shamie's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

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...more
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After 10 years of doctors trying to keep me on pain meds, Dr Shamie put titanium pins through my SI joint, stabilizing it. My pain is 99% less and I feel great. His staff is fantastic and the other surgeons he works with are phenomenal!
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Dr.Shamie is one of the worst doctors I have encountered. We went to him recommended by his family & friends and despite all this he catastrophically screwed up my mother's surgery. He did not open the nerve canals as he was supposed to, put in place implants that were not needed and was completely...more
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Had complex lumbar decompression operation two weeks ago with amazingly good results. I am already up and feeling better than I have in years. Kudos Dr. Nick! You're my hero.
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