Dr. Dean E. Smith, MD

Dr. Dean E. Smith, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 56 years old

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 goalRead more

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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 goalRead more

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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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in Las Cruces, NM |
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.
in El Paso, TX |
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 and the level of attention my husband received was outstanding. Dr. Smith is a very fine surgeon and a great healer!
Las Cruces |
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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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Microsurgery
  • Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Surgery

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporotic Spine Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Advanced Robotic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Spine Surgery
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Deformity Correction
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Injection
  • Disc Replacement
  • Disc Surgery
  • Discography
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Spinal Surgery
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Image-Guided Spine 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
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Provocation Discography
  • Robotic Surgery, Thoracic
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Internal Fixation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Tumor Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Spinal or Cranial
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebroplasty

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    Lsu Health Science Center

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Lsu Health Science Center University Hospital

    Completed in 1992

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Los Angeles County University of Southern California
    Spine Surgery

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    Louisiana State University Health Shreveport / School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Smith's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Smith's Office & Staff

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Experience with Dr. Smith

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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Smith's Care Philosophy

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