Dr. Nima Salari, MD

Dr. Nima Salari, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
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Dr. Nima Salari, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from Temple University in 2007 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery.

1635 E Myrtle Ave Ste 400

Phoenix, AZ 85020

Contact Information

(602) 944-2900

Insurance Accepted

  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 97% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Salari "At Desert Institute for Spine Care, we are dedicated to providing compassionate care for our patients, and offer the least invasive treatment options that are the most effective for getting them back to their active lifestyle."


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2003
  • Temple University
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • Johns Hopkins
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Stanford
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Salari has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Salari's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Salari to family and friends
based on 72 total reviews (46 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (72)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Salari's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (46)

Great surgeon in every way.back to work in 6 month from surgery. You will not find a better surgeon And his pa. There bed side manor is excellent.
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in Sun City West, AZ
Dr. Salari has been wonderful. It only took 5 days from the time I called the doctors office and was able to talk to Dr. Salari that I had my surgery. The surgery was difficult but very successful and I have been pain free for 5 months.. Dr. Salari and his surgical staff plus the DISC office were...more
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in Lake Havasu City, Az
I had my 6 month, pain & med free, post op appointment with Dr. Salari 3 January 2018. From the front desk personnel, MA’s, PA-C’s, nurse f/u calls & Dr. Salari I’ve had nothing but a positive experience. As I live 3+hours away every attempt was made to get me in for an initial appt. very quickly...more
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in Gilbert, AZ
after another spine doctor botched my spinal fusion Dr. Salari was able to fix it - he gave me my life back - I wish I would have gone to him from the beginning - thanks again - I would not hesitate recommending Dr. Salari to anyone - and I already have - thanks again - my kids enjoy having their...more
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in peoria, az
Dr. Salari is an amazing surgeon. Years of pain disappeared under his well trained hands. His office is well organized and focused of patient needs. The hospital I went to (Scottsdale Shea) was also very patient oriented and caring. Of all my many hospital/surgery experiences I have to say this...more
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