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Dr. Arya Shamie, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 50

Dr. Shamie

UCLA Spine Center

1131 Wilshire Blvd Ste 100 Santa Monica, CA 90401

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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.

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Dr. Shamie accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Shamie's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Back Pain
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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...


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications


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


  • Persian
  • Spanish
  • English


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What People Say About Dr. Arya Shamie, MD
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My 60 year old mom had an appointment today. She came in from Bakersfield to see Dr. Shamie. Unfortunately her visit was SHAMEFULL, based on her interaction with the office staff. She was stuck in backed up traffic on the 405, and had proof of the incident. The heartless staff wouldn’t even give her the opportunity to wait it out, while in pain, in the empty waiting room. She asked to use the restroom, because on top of her debilitating back pain, she also was suffering while in traffic, needing to use the bathroom and feeling sick due to the nervousness at being late for this long awaited appointment. The office manager had the nerve to badger her out of the restroom mid sickness threatening her with security. All of this happening in this large, quiet, empty waiting room. Heartless. Thanks for nothing Dr. SHAMEFULL.
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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 tremendously is an understatement. Highly recommend.
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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 stenosis, cervical mylopathy, why would he be this incompetent??? Supposedly he and a handful are experts. Anyway, he was wrong!! Found the top notch surgeon and its not this guy, disappointing
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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 day, I look forward to all the activities I use to do like fishing and hiking before the pain in my lower back took control of my life. Thank you Dr. Shamie and to my wife who recommended you.
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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 from not being able to walk to 99.9% complete pain free recovery. Thank you so much for your professionalism & kind heart, god bless the work that you continue to do. Your the best!!!
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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 irresponsible. Avoid surgery with this surgeon at all costs. You can look him and see that he receives money from medical companies to promote their devices--same device he put inside my mother's back
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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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