Dr. Dean Smith, MD

Dr. Dean Smith, MD

Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
57 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Dean Smith, MD is a minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery specialist in El Paso, TX and has been practicing for 26 years. He specializes in minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.

Spine Center

10400 Vista Del Sol Dr

El Paso, TX 79925
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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

very high
more than 99% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Smith's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "El Paso Spine Center is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and management of acute and chronic pain. We strive to provide our patients with an accurate diagnosis to relieve pain utilizing the least invasive treatment methods. Our patient-centered philosophy involves educating patients about their treatment options; whether it is nonsurgical, interventional, or surgical. Our staff members are compassionate, caring, and considerate throughout the diagnostic and treatment process. It is our goal"

7  Specialties

  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

105  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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70  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Brain Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Injection
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Discography
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Replacement
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Laser Microsurgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lower Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Provocation Discography
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Robotic Surgery, Thoracic
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Vertebroplasty


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • Louisiana State University Health Shreveport / School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Lsu Health Science Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Lsu Health Science Center University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Los Angeles County University of Southern California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Spine Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Del Sol Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2018 Five Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
27 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Smith's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr Dean Smith performed my spine procedure, which included stem-cell injection and four screws, more than two years ago. Other than a few aches and pains caused by myself, my back is healthy today and I feel great. I highly recommend anyone with back problems to see Dr Smith.
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I gave a five star on everything. I believe he is that good. I especially like the fact that before the operation he explains everything that he will do and how it will affect you. I couldn't be more satisfied.
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My husband recently had complicated and difficult back surgery. Dr. Smith provided outstanding and excellent care to him while giving me all the support a spouse would ever hope to receive. His manner towards me and my husband was gracious, kind and considerate. The surgery was a great success...more
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His a very caring DR. Answered all my concerns n went over my procedures thoroughly n even referred me to another DR if I wasn't satisfied.
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